It is a general observation that organized people are more successful in life than the disorganized ones. The reason? These people have good time management skills and know how to prioritize things in their life for success. An organized person plans his schedule such that he can enjoy the best of everything - work, family life, and the activities he likes to do. Organizational skills are important for anybody, be it a house wife, a working person or a student. Planning and organization helps you make your life productive and successful.
A disorganized life hampers the development and progress of the person to a certain extent and thus each person should strive to instill some discipline in life. An organized person also has leadership traits and motivates people around him through the example of his organized life. With time and patience anybody can learn organizational skills. So how do you proceed with the same? This MissionSelf article will help you lead a disciplined life.
Prioritize Your Priorities
You first have to prioritize what you want from life. Each person has goals in life; be them short term or long term. You will be successful if you achieve these goals in the way you had desired. An organized lifestyle will help you reach these goals in the time frame that you had set. Each person has a routine but the key to organization is managing this routine such that you have time for everything. Thus the first step to learning organization is understanding what is important for you.
For example, for a student studying is the priority. For a housewife, the happiness of her family is the priority and for somebody, career has high priority in life. In a gist, your planning for a day should be such that it helps you achieve your 'priority'.
Prepare a Schedule and Work Hard to Follow it
Once you have realized what you want from life the next step is planning a schedule. You cannot learn organization all of a sudden, in fact you need to take effort to do the things the way you want. You would have noticed that each successful person has a definite routine. They work hard and at the same time enjoy life to the fullest in their own way. The reason they can do this is adherence to a balanced routine.
Thus to learn organization, make some rules for yourself to achieve the goals. For instance, if you are a teenager who gets summoned by parents for untidiness, you should try to include this point in your priorities. Make it a point that your routine has room cleaning as an activity. Setting positive and helpful rules for yourself is the key to success and learning organization. We have listed some tips that would help develop organization skills.
Tips for Students
Organizational skills are very important for students as improper time management affects the performance. Time management is very important during school hours. Take a look at the below given points.
- Set higher goals for yourself and break the hours in your day such that each and every hour is fruitfully utilized.
- Your daily timetable should have hours allocated for each activity - exercising, sports, socializing and yes studying and completing the homework.
- Make use of a diary or a planner to keep a track of the things you intend to do. The diary should also have a mention of your goals in life to keep you motivated in case you wish to deviate from the goals.
Tips for Working Professionals
Organizational skills are of huge importance to the employees. Because a badly planned routine can run havoc on the career of a person. Take a look at the below listed tips for developing these highly important skills.
- Life is tough for an employed person and most of the time he cannot give time to his family due to the job constraints. Following a balanced routine will help sort out this problem.
- In the office spend your time fruitfully so that you don't have to work at home and hamper your family environment.
- As an employee you should set some daily goals for yourself so that you complete the task that was given to you within appropriate time.
Planning and its successful implementation is the key to success and thus happiness. It is the duty of parents to teach their wards the importance of organization in life. Instilling these skills in children will help them succeed in life. So, these were some tips and techniques to stay organized. It will be hard to instill discipline at first; you will also find it hard to follow your new 'organized' routine. But as time progresses you will get used to the new organized life and you will also motivate people around you to learn organization skills like you had! All the best!