Do you have clutter to sort, an office to clean, and a huge desire to get organised? Well, join me on my quest to become more organised.
Online Social Networking:
Face Book, Linked In, Twitter, Jacket Flap, Blog spot, Branched Out,
Friends.com, Hot mail, Yahoo, Network Blogs, Word Press...
Are you feeling dizzy yet?
How do you organise social networking? This was a question I asked myself, so I wrote a list of all of the network sites that I am on. After I picked myself off the floor, I realised that I should adapt the motto 'Quality not Quantity'. What do these websites do for me anyway? Are they just wasting my time? Have I revealed too much information? Which one bites the dust first? I gave each site a mark out of ten for their purpose and quality in my life. Now I'm on the way to monitoring the time I spend surfing the net.
Does your home office gleam with order and efficiency? Check the sign because you might be in Ikea. How's your desk looking? 'Don't you dare put that there!'
Paper is and always has been the problem. Mail, catalogues, bills, receipts, junk mail. If you want to get organised then it's all about creating zones and designating spaces specifically for your paper work.
*Personal information and files
*Mail unopened or needing some response
*Bills and receipts
Organise clear zones for your stationary, filing, and writing. All tables and desks should be clear of paperwork and clutter to avoid paper piles appearing. Don't forget to de-clutter your computer and laptop. Organise your files clearly, delete old files, and back up important files. It's easier said then done, but my purpose is to get organised and work more efficiently.
What do you hope to achieve in life?
Where do you see yourself 1 year, 5 years, 10 years from now?
I've always had goals set in my mind but writing them done is incredibly empowering. I read the book, Time Management for Dummies, a few months ago to work out where I'm spending my time. It's the first time since I was a teenager that I'd written my goals. Once I'd written my goals down on paper then they were there in front of me - no more excuses.
I hope this starts you on your journey to getting organised. My next goal is to create a vision board, but that's another post.