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A new year always brings with it a lot of hopes and dreams that the new chapter will be better than the previous one. We make resolutions and set goals for ourselves to be more organised and to work harder, and with great determination we aspire to see it through from the very first day of the year until the 31st of December. But as most of us know, around February or March much of the focus usually disappears. This often leads to a lot of disappointment and frustration.
This year, with the turn of the century, try to follow a simple guide to help you kick off the year the right way and to stay organised throughout 2020.
How to stay organised at work
Plan the night before
It’s often the last thing you want to do before you go to bed after a long day at work, but taking just a few minutes every night to plan the next day can increase productivity. Take a moment before bedtime to make a short to-do list, pack your lunch and put out clothes for the next day. These three things can literally increase efficiency during the day and will make you feel more organised the moment you wake up.
Make time for healthy meals
Every year, millions of people around the world plan to eat healthier in the new year, but unfortunately, few succeed. To help you stick to this goal, pack a healthy breakfast or lunch the night before and set aside time during the day to eat. Eating at your desk is not ideal and creates unhealthy habits that are difficult to kick.
Invest in an effective planner
A diary or planner may seem old-school, but there is a reason why these are still around. Planners can help you to effectively outlie your day and to stay on track with your goals. According to Melissa Ringstaff from A Virtuous Woman, a planner can help you to manage your time better, identify your daily priorities and keep track of small goals. Buy your planner as early as possible in the new year and opt for a daily planner with enough space to plan your day in detail.
Read emails early in the morning
If you struggle to work through emails, try to go through your inbox before 10 am every morning. This may seem like a daunting task, but it will help you to plan the rest of your day better and sort out any issues before it becomes bigger problems.
Make time for yourself
One way to stay organised is to actually take time off. Just a few minutes every day away offfrom the hustle and bustle at work will help you to stay relaxed, calm and focused. Research shows that when you are calm, you can achieve more and work better. Take a book to work and read a few pages, go for a quick head massage or go for a stroll in a nearby park. You’ll feel more refreshed and your general mood will increase in no time.
Plan your grocery list
Buying groceries every day or even just once a week can be very trying and can take a lot of time out of your schedule. To make things easier, you can browse specials online and make a list of all the items you need. Browsing around a website such as Kimbino, you’ll find all the latest catalogues from your favourite stores and you can easily see where to shop for the lowest prices. Not only will this help you to save money, but you can also save a lot of time during the week.
Go to bed earlier
We hear this often but going to bed earlier can do wonders for your general health and wellbeing. If you struggle to switch off, take a hot bath, burn some lavender oil or drink a cup of camomile tea. This will calm your mind and body and help you to go to sleep easier. Just a few minutes earlier every night will help you to wake up more refreshed and more awake in the mornings. A refreshed and happy mind leads to a more organised life.
Most organised people were not born organised but had to train themselves and adopt healthy habits. If you are planning to be more organised at work this year, just a few simple lifestyle changes can make you reach this goal. If you fail a few times, don’t give up – practice makes perfect! Start with one or two points on this list and see how your days change; soon you’ll be the organised individual you’ve always wanted to be. Here’s to a happier, healthier and more organised 2020!