After the holiday hustle and bustle, do you feel anxious about New Year’s resolutions that are seldom accomplished? Are you constantly getting bombarded with questions about your plans and vision for the new year? Do you find it challenging to start out the new year being organized? If you answered yes to any of these questions, read on to find out how to start the new year being organized and efficient without stressing.
As the new year delightfully manifests and prompts us toward the path of new beginnings and aspirations, try some of these tips to make your life easier:
Plan your spring cleaning now by intentionally spending 30-60 minutes per day:
+Organizing home or office space room by room:
+Shredding old documents and unwanted papers. If you must keep some documents, consider organizing them in color-coded folders and writing names and contents on the tab with a typed label. Organize receipts and pertinent documents for the upcoming tax year.
Discarding or donating old magazines, books, clothing, toys, equipment, etc.
+Organizing home and office desks and drawers with bins, utensil holders, hanging baskets, etc.
Rearranging furniture to provide a fresh look for the new year.
Implement strategies to avoid wasting time by:
Tackling the easiest tasks first
Breaking down complex tasks into smaller chunks
Creating to-do lists at the end of the day for the next day
Using calendars to keep track of everything
Ignoring unnecessary distractions.
Plan, prioritize, delegate and implement time management strategies by:
Using technology apps to stay organized, i.e., MyLifeOrganized, Listastic, Toggl and Evernote
Managing to-do lists
Declining tasks/assignments not related to your goals
+Completing projects and tasks