New Year, New Organization System
Jan 23, 2018 04:55PM
By Sherry Onweller
Are you always juggling a million different tasks, spinning your wheels and getting nothing done? Being organized helps you have time to focus on what is most important in your life. Use the New Year as an opportunity to create new processes in your life to keep your personal life running smoothly.
Successfully making changes is about more than resolutions; it is about creating new habits cultivated by clearly defined steps and measurable outcomes. The key to managing all that you have to get done is to put systems in place for navigating daily tasks. By putting as many simple tasks and processes on autopilot, you will simplify your daily life.
Take a step back and think about the two or three most challenging areas of your life as far as processes. They can be simple activities, but ones that take up a lot of brainpower. List the tasks, and think through how to do them in a simpler, more consistent way each day.
Some examples of tasks that take up time, but can be easily streamlined are: weekly meal planning, grocery shopping, morning routines or setting up a monthly family calendar. If your New Year’s goal is to have a simplified morning routine, your plan may be: have each family member pack their lunch and snacks the night before, place packed up schoolbags next the door and set out clothes the night before. This will set everyone up for success when the morning rush rolls around.
Investing time into planning will make life happier for everyone. Continue to think about steps to take in order to help make things run more smoothly at home, work and on the go.
For professional help, Everyday Organizing Solutions by Sherry provides sympathetic and nonjudgmental organizing, de-cluttering and time management services to residential and business clients. Sherry also specializes in helping female adults with ADD get their physical space and time management in order and with helping children and teens to get organized. Sherry develops customized, individualized plans and solutions to help clients better manage their stuff, activities, physical space, work and family by helping everyone to be the best they can be.