Are you super organised or do you leave things to the last minute ?
I am super organised . With small children and running a business every second counts ! I plan everything , meal plans, birthday parties ( before Covid!) holidays and I love nothing more than making a To – Do list and marking off the tasks as they are completed.
I hate last minute panic and chaos however for some people they thrive on it! So shall I tell you a secret ……being organised isn’t a mind boggling trick it’s down to habit .
Here are 10 habits to help you become more organised in your business .
1- Write things down. ( With so much to remember its impossible to retain it all without dropping the ball at some point . Use your phone calender/alerts or good old pen and paper)
2 – Have a routine – ( Routine is so important – especially if you are now working form home as its easy to become distracted)
3 – Ask for help when needed – ( This this something I need to work on more however I am getting better!) Most people want to assist in some way and are happy to help so if your are drowning then ask for help!
4 – Keep your to do list current – ( It will keep growing but oh the lovely feeling when you see the progress being made when tasks are completed! )
5 – Declutter – ( If you have 4352 emails in your inbox then this is overwhelming for anyone!) Spend time each day to declutter and prioritise
6 – Put things in their correct place – ( How much time do you waste trying to find things?) Trust me when you put things in the right place it not only saves time but your sanity also !
7- Have a goal – what do you want to achieve today? This week? If you have a goal its more likely you will commit to doing the tasks required to get there)
8- Dont put stuff off – ( Ahhh the classic – putting things off as we don’t like doing them) Schedule 1 hour to start the task – I promise once you start most tasks they are never as bad as you think! The relief when its done is also amazing !
9 – Arrive prepared – ( Check you have everything the night before and don’t leave it till the next morning) So pause the tv, go and pack your laptop bag , check you have the email/document you need and lay out the clothes you need in advance . Saves sooooo much stress in the morning !
10- Learn to destress – Another one that I’m working on . It can be hard to switch off , especially when we all receive emails on our phones etc. Taking time out to exercise, relax, play with the kids is a must as if you don’t learn to do this you will lead to burnout .
Hope this helps you become more organised – or if you still need some help then get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org