The Benefits Of Getting Organized
Getting organized is not just a good idea because your mom said so.
There are lots of benefits for your health and wellness to being in control and developing a clutter-free lifestyle.
In fact, we started with this idea about ten years ago. I am not sure if this kind of work is ever done however taking action and getting more organized has huge benefits.
Check it out:
1. Less stress
When organized you are automatically less stressed, you know where your keys, wallet, important papers, phone charger and phone are. This has been true for me as I have had some huge projects that I have had over the past few years and because I got them done and are up to date and you complete, I have no need to worry about on-the-spot requests for project updates or meetings. This is such a great feeling.
2. More time
Planning your time and keeping up-to-date means you can allocate time for everything in your life, including downtime.
Being organized means, you won’t get sidetracked or panicked by not being able to find important items. You’ll be punctual and more productive.
3. Ready for the unexpected
You can be prepared for last-minute requests or deadlines because you’re not distracted by untidiness or the mental cloud of not being quite sure where things stand. That is true for everything from planning your child’s birthday party to that big project at work you are overseeing.
4. Better health
Studies have shown that being organized has demonstrable health benefits. Lower stress levels mean lower blood pressure and less body inflammation. Also, your immune system is stronger, and you’re less likely to be at risk of depression. You set up a positive feedback loop that spills over into other areas of your life. Better organization habits lead to better eating, exercise and sleep habits. This has been certainly true for me.
5. Nothing feels overwhelming
Having your life running smoothly, means you’re much calmer and in a better mental position to deal with things. You can look at your to-do list without panicking because you know you can do it. You know that you can tackle the list task-by-task without feeling overwhelmed.
6. More energy
It might seem counter-intuitive but putting effort into planning and organizing your life gives you more energy. You’re less stressed because your mind isn’t obsessing about all the stuff you have to do. When you have a plan, you’re in control and know you can get it all done. If your papers, ideas, and tasks are in order, you can see a way through. Life is no longer a chaotic mystery!
Over the past few years, I have spent a great deal of time getting organized. Some of the things I have dealt with were huge jobs that took a great deal of time and energy to do and at points, I never thought that I would finish. Yet, sticking to my plan, doing the work and staying focused I did finish. And I am now organized. All my ducks are in a row as they say. This has helped me to feel calm, organized and ready for what comes.
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