The information age is moving so fast that at times it seems impossible to keep up. People are rushing, our schedules are overbooked and everyone is stressed – including our children. Getting organized helps you to take control of your space, time and your life. It will allow you to become more focused, productive and achieve your goals.
The one thing that is very promising for us all is that organizational skills CAN BE LEARNED! Time is “finite” but you can learn to do things more quickly and take control of a chaotic schedule. The challenge is getting started and keeping the systems in place. Being organized does not take away from spontaneity and fun, but rather it increases your ability to accomplish more and enjoy life to its fullest.
The following is a list of the benefits of getting organized:
Being Organized Gives You More Control
You will feel more in control and less stressed by a de-cluttered home and an organized time schedule. Being late, forgetting things, climbing over clutter and searching for things at the last minute are stressful and time consuming.
It Provides More Space
Reorganizing a drawer, closet or room will product more space even if you don’t throw anything away. An organized person plans ahead and doesn’t need as much stuff. Your life can be made simpler with less stuff!
You Can Find Things When You Want
With “a place for everything and everything in its place”, you will be able to find something when you want it thus saving you time and the need to buy it again.
Being Organized Saves Time and Money
You can save time and money on many things such as gift buying and last minute grocery trips if you plan ahead. You will be able to find things quickly and not have to buy something again. You will save time in your life by focusing and minimizing the time spent on unnecessary things.
You Will Make a Good Impression and Be a Role Model
You will make a favorable impression on the people around you including your clients, family and friends. These people will respect your ability to be on time and fulfill your commitments. You will do better professionally as well! Your children will learn to be organized and more productive by following your example.
It Provides More Time and Balance in Your Life
Getting projects done quicker, delegating and finding things quickly gives you more time for the things you want to do. You will have more time for you, your family and your friends. An organized person is in control of their time and is able to schedule in time for the things that count.
You Will Achieve Your Goals
You will achieve your goals. Making your organized plan and lists for the next day, weeks and year can help you get closer to your goals. You will also achieve more by eliminating the barriers that prevent you from achieving your goals and by streamlining processes that take too much time.
Organization Brings Health and Happiness
By being organized and scheduling your time, you’ll make more time for exercise and eating healthy. Your life will be less stressful. You will have more time for yourself, your loved ones and the activities you want to do.
Susan Jarema is the founder of Googol Learning, the Crazy 4 Math Contest, TVvgFREE.com, New Earth Marketing and Kidzinfo. The Googol Learning Website has many free resources to inspire mathematics and family learning in your home through music, games, stories and layered learning.
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