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How to Get Your Life Organised

Aug 17, 2007
Instead of perpetually running around like a chook with it's head cut off here are some great tips to help you get your life organized and more productive to boot.

1. Carry a small notebook or 3X5 cards. If you are someone that doesn't like the concept of carrying around 3X5 cards then buy yourself a small notebook that can either fit in your pocket or bag. The great thing about having something to put your thoughts and ideas down as they come into your head is that it frees up your mind to continue to focus on what you are doing at the moment. You will also have a great way to jot down ideas for review at a later time.

2. Organsie your thoughts. Having your ideas and thoughts jotted down in a notebook or card is a great start. But you then need to find a way to organize these ideas into a manageable way so that you can begin to tackle those that are useful for your long term and short term goals. Here is where you can decide if you want to go down the route of technology or stay old school. If you are into technology then you can put your ideas, contacts, meeting times etc into a software program like Outlook. That way all your ideas are now organized. You can create folders for different projects and things that are related to different goals. If you aren't interested in using a software program then you can just buy some vanilla folders and organize your ideas into projects or goals. That way if you want to work on a particular project simply go to the corresponding folder and find your notes and ideas all in the one place.

3. Set aside some creative time each day. Now that you are getting yourself organized you want to create also a folder for future projects. Some of the most productive time in our life can often be found when we are not stressed and flat out. So set aside some quiet time out of your busy life each day and take your notebook out. Simply jot down any ideas that come to mind and file them away. You will be surprised to find that when you look back on them in a few days or weeks time the ideas that you came up with were inspiring and useful.

4. Be constantly reviewing everything you do. Question what you are doing each day and consider reviewing all your notes and ideas weekly. Otherwise you will soon find that you start to accumulate so much notes that they becoming useless and meaningless. So when you are doing your reviews ask yourself does this get me closer to my goals. If it doesn't either file it away into a folder that you can just set aside or throw it out. By constantly pursuing a path of constant and never ending change you will find that you will achieve more and do it more efficiently.
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