Posted on Sep 10, 2006 | Comments 0
Being well organized takes lots of time and effort and there is a lot to remember. Below are good tips to help you to remember it all:
- Write it down. With the many details that you have to remember in any given day, why should you try to keep it all in a memory bank? At the very moment that you remember something needs to be done, the very best thing to do is write it down.
Then, just as you need to recall it, it will be there for you in an instant.
- Keep it all in one place. Once you have developed the knack of writing everything down, your next step will be to keep your writing all in one place.
You will remember better this way. Otherwise, you are going to spend valuable time searching for your notes.
- Stay healthy. A keen memory is a well-nourished mind. Eat healthy; get plenty of rest and lots of good exercise. These will all see you through to having a good memory, staying focused and being alert.
- Call ahead. When you are at the office and you want to do something when you arrive back home, call ahead to your answering machine and leave yourself a message.
As soon as you get home you can listen to your message and remember exactly what you wanted to do.
- Record your every thought. You might find yourself driving when a good idea about organizing comes to you or you might recall something that you really require to write down.
No need to pull over and start writing, record instead! Pull off to the side of the road and use a small hand held tape recorder.
This is a wonderful tool to carry around with you, to record your thoughts, or your parking space number, or even a memorable telephone number you see on a billboard as you drive by. Use your handy recorder to be your second eyes and ears.
- Handy email reminders. There are many good and free e-mail reminder services available. You can type in what you want to remember, such as a welcome party, anniversary or special event, and you will receive an e-mail reminder when the date is approaching. This is a terrific way to jog your memory by Internet.
- Be confident in yourself. You will probably continue to have a bad memory if you keep saying you have a bad memory. It is significant to have a motivated, I can remember attitude.
- Visual memory joggers. Visual reminders will help you remember and stay focused. Use visual reminders for remembering your goals.
If your goal is to take a trip to a Ireland in a few years, keep a magazine photograph of Ireland right on your desk. If your goal is to lose 30 lbs. in six months, find a picture or ornament that will help remind you of this goal each day.
- Use sticky notes. Those wonderful, little sticky notes are the next best thing to sliced bread! They are amazing as memory helpers. Want to remember something prior to leaving your home? Just mark it down on a Post-It Note and stick it to the inside of your door.
The bright, neon colors will be great to catch your eye as you are leaving. You will not likely miss it! Need to make an urgent call first thing in the morning? Leave a Post-It Note on your telephone.
- Use timers and alarms. Take advantage of alarm clocks and timers throughout your day. Have to take the clothes out of the dryer by 12 noon? Set your alarm clock to remind you.
Want to leave for the ladies luncheon by 7 p.m.? Set your timer to beep a few minutes before it is time to start to get ready
Tips To Organize Your Stuff
Perhaps you feel that anything that can be hidden away will not be seen, right? This must mean what is hidden away is not in the way. Where do you we decide to hide away your forgotten items?
Generally it is in the patio, basement or garage. Sight unseen… so this must mean we do not need to bother with such items. The bottom line is, all we are really accomplishing is nothing, basically.
The major purpose of being organized is to have a place for everything.
Where do we require to begin? We need to go through the decision making procedure. We must learn to responsibly let go.
- If it is an empty jar you need, save a few in your cabinet and recycle the rest.
- If you have not worn a clothing or jewelry item since last season, give it to charity.
- If it is not working and you do not wish to repair it, toss it. You can buy a new one that works.
These are some simpler examples that you can use. You can add to them, of course. You will gain instant respect by cleaning up your space. By waiting, matters will only worsen. Things do not stay the same and, because we are in a constant condition of change, we will eventually be faced with a total mess if we do not deal with it.
The best part of being organized is the amount of new space created. Anyone can afford even small bursts of time to get better organized. The more time you give yourself the more you will get done.
Few reasons to get organized
- You are ready to make a move.
- You need to rent a room or extra storage facility just to accommodate your things.
- Your closet is full, but you still find there’s nothing in it to wear.
- You want to earn a wad of cash holding a garage sale.
- You become aware that someone else will end up having to go through your stuff after you are gone.
For some, getting rid of stuff is easy enough. For others, it can be a real emotional undertaking. Memories are generally attached to everything we own and, because of this, can be difficult to let go.
However, with a motivated, enthusiastic approach, the task is like wiping down that kitchen fridge so it sparkles back at you. It just makes you feel good.
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