Getting organised is a great idea. And not just because Mom said so. And in this post, I will introduce some of the many benefits of being in control and developing a clutter-free lifestyle.
When organised you are automatically less stressed. Think about it, you know where your keys, wallet, important papers, phone charger and phone are.
No frantic search for your car keys as you stress about leaving late because you couldn’t find them. And then the anxious drive as you try to make up time.
Similarly, if you complete your reports on time and your project plan is up to date, there’s no need to worry about those spur of the moment requests for project updates or meetings.
You handle it in your stride because all your work is up to date.
Keeping up-to-date and planning your time means you can allocate time for everything in your life. And that includes your downtime.
Being organised means, you won’t get sidetracked by not being able to find important items. So no more panic as I stated earlier. Also, you will be punctual and more productive. That’s a WIN all around.
Ready for the unexpected
You are prepared for last-minute requests and deadlines. When you are distracted by the mental cloud of untidiness, you are never entirely sure where things stand.
And that holds true for everything from planning your children’s birthday parties to that massive project at work you are overseeing. You know, that one that could make or break your career.
Being organised is demonstrably good for our health. And that is not just me saying that but research backs it up.
Lower stress levels translate to lower blood pressure and less body inflammation. And there are other knock-on benefits to your health.
Your immune system, which we rely on to fight disease and infection, is stronger, and you’re less likely to be at risk of depression.
And many people find they set up a positive feedback loop that spills over into other areas of their lives. Better organisation habits lead to better exercise, nutrition, and sleep habits.
Nothing feels overwhelming
When we feel overwhelmed we struggle with getting started. The task in front of us seems too massive to tackle.
Having your life running smoothly, means you’re calmer and in a better position mentally to deal with things. You can look at your to-do list without any panic because you know you can do it.
You have a sense of confidence that you can tackle your to-do list task-by-task without feeling overwhelmed.
Putting effort into planning and organising your life gives you more energy. I know that sounds crazy, but it is true. Apologies, that last sentence might appear in a song somewhere.
When your mind obsesses about all the stuff that you have you burn a lot of energy. The act of being stressed is fatiguing. When your mind isn’t obsessing about all the stuff you have to do your stress levels are drastically reduced.
Think about it, you have a plan, and you are in control, then you know you can get it all done. When your ideas, paper, and tasks are in order, you can see a way through. Life is no longer a chaotic roller coaster ride.
Finally, when you are organised you send out massive signals about how trustworthy and reliable you are.
When you are on time, follow through on your commitments and are ready for whatever comes at you, you project an image of professionalism and responsibility.
You will get more respect from your colleagues and your family, and in the eyes of your employer, you will look promotion-ready.
Let me know how your organising is going.