Are you in the process of learning how to become an organized individual?
You have the systems to follow and you know the do’s and dont’s but still, you don’t get what your heart desires. If this seems familiar to you, then you need to re-evaluate each area of your life to see where your organization problems are, and identify the areas of your life where there are still unresolved issues.
What are the Issues?
As discussed previously, you will find clutter in different areas of your life. In order to identify the concealed problems that pull you down, you should go through each of these aspects one by one.
First, focus your attention on the relationships in your life with the people who surround you. There are people who are always there for you and they show their support in your decisions and desires in life. On the other hand, you will also find others who are against you; they are the ones who are not interested in your aims in life. They don’t want to support you and the worst thing, is that they don’t like to see you happy and successful – what they do, is pulling you down. You must observe and take time to think which relationships fall into each category. Who in your life stops you from achieving success and being yourself? Identify them and consider eliminating them from your social circle – or if that is too difficult, try reducing times you are in contact with them.
Next, proceed to your finances.
When it comes to this aspect of life, one of the main problems could be that you practice wasteful spending. Do you find yourself spending more than you have, racking up credit card debt and never able to save any money? This is a sign you need to start organizing your finances to avoid careless spending patterns. You have to be a practical buyer; you need to be wise when it comes to spending your money. Before you buy something, think first; it must be something useful in your life. Question your reason for purchase.
Now, how about your physical possessions?
Do you find yourself keeping things which you don’t use anymore? Most people do! Whilst organizing your possessions, try and give each item a home. Arrange and group your possessions with the same or similar items; by doing this, you will find those items which are not important to you anymore.
As you identify these unwanted items, check them and see what condition they are in. If they are in good condition give them as donations or sell them. If you find yourself always losing items, constantly tidying up and becoming frustrated with the clutter in your home, this is a sign that your possessions is one of your problem areas. Check out our decluttering and organising posts here.
Finally, do you find you get interruptions in your everyday schedule?
Are you always feeling as though you never achieve your ‘to do’ list or you are always tending to everyone else and never yourself? To avoid this, you should create a schedule for all tasks you have to accomplish. Also, try to focus your attention to a specific task first before you proceed to the other. Check out our blog post here on exactly how to do that.
All of these aspects require your time and attention. Failure to check them one by one will stop you from meeting success in your attempt to become more organized for the coming year. Take some time today, to review each area in order to understand where your attention is needed the most.
Simple Joy was founded by Hayley Forster, a Wellness & Lifestyle Coach. Hayley is an advocate of intentional living, with a passion in helping others simplify their lives in order to find their ideal lifestyle full of contentment, creativity and authenticity!