A large part of getting organized is time management. If time management is alien to you, then I have some quick tips to help you find your way.
First of all you must find a space to enjoy some quiet time. I cannot stress the importance of this daily habit. Even if you need to go to a library for a half hour, this time is important for you to rest your brain and start with a calm attitude.
Using a note pad or an app on your phone, tablet or lap top, note down your “to-do list” for the coming week. List everything that needs your attention for this week only. Check your calendar and make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.
Once each task has been allocated to a specific day, go back to each day’s task and start managing that day with timeframes. For example, between 9-10am on Monday; call to make appointment for the doctor, check emails and pay bills. Between 5-6pm on Wednesday; take daughter to dancing class.
Plan the hours required for each task including travel time or preparation time.
For example, dance class starts 5pm Wednesday, but you need to leave at 430pm to make it on time, so your daughter must start to get ready by 4.15pm. This means she only has half an hour to get home from school, do homework, change clothes and have a bite to eat.
A little bit of preparation can make a big difference to the success of your week. And not only that, you will regain a little sanity so that you’re being the best you can be.
These simple tips will get you on the right path to a more organized happier life.