If you’re like me at all you get distracted super easily and an unorganized space is usually the cause of said distractions. There are several quick & dirty things I do every single day to get my shit together, accomplish all the things, and kick all the ass.
After I start my coffee and take a few deep breaths and big stretches start on my task list. I keep my tasks all in a handy little notebook. Each day has its own page, so I don’t have one hundred million post its and scraps of paper flying around.
I’d like to say I start each day with a blank slate but sometimes the day before just doesn’t have enough hours. Those tasks get migrated over to the new day. Urgent tasks get a ! next to them so I know that needs to get done first. I usually try to group like tasks together on the list. The order doesn’t so much matter; for me what matters is getting it all out of my brain and visible so I’m not going loopy trying to remember it all.
complete a quick chore
When I’m cooling down from my workout I try to do a quick chore like unloading the dishwasher, starting a load of laundry, or vacuuming. It’s an easy way to feel accomplished and keep your house at a manageable level of chaos.
make your bed
It takes 5 seconds to pull the blankets up on your bed, you animal.
Now that we’ve done a few things around the house to get organized let’s move on to things you can do at work to keep the organization going.
My desk is a visual representation of what is going on in my brain all day. There is crap everywhere. It’s organized chaos most of the time. However, everything does have a proper place.
clean up before you leave.
At the end of my workday I always, always, always tidy up my desk. I file bills, ensure all print orders are in the proper place, replace all the pens that have found their way out of their jar, etc. You get the picture. I clean up the mess so that when I get to work the next day I have a completely clean slate to mess up all over again.