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Loss of control and lack of personal organisation has a tendency to create stress.

What you need to get that sense of control is to reorganise your life.

Productivity is about planning and setting goals, so the first step is to identify where you are in your life at present.

Here is a list of tasks to increase personal organisation and productivity:

  • Make a list of tasks or projects you need to complete, such as ‘completing my business report for the next meeting’. Then write down the next task and review this weekly to make sure you tick off your tasks. You can also schedule in times to complete those tasks when you’re less likely to get interruptions.
  • The 80/20 rule was stated by Vilfredo Pareto, and Italian economist. He mentioned that 80% of the results come from 20% of your actions. This means that you don’t need to spend exorbitant amounts of time on a task. You can focus on small but important actions that have a huge impact. Therefore, you can prioritise tasks, working only on those things that will give results. Other tasks can be delegated.
  • Put a time limit on those trivial tasks so you can allocate time to those more important tasks.
  • Engage in tasks that use your strengths and do what you’re passionate about. You can delegate tasks you’re not good at while focusing on things you are good at.
  • De-clutter your work space or your home environment so that you can declutter your mind and feel more organised. You can lighten the load in your life.
  • Manage your emotions so you can identify what you need to complete. Set aside these emotions and deal with them later so you can be practical when required.
  • Have focus with minimal distractions so you can achieve your goals.
  • If you obtain new information, you’ll need to cease taking action as your actions may not align with the new information.
  • Ask yourself – ‘how would my life look like if I was more organised? What would improve? Why is this sense of organisation important to me? What steps can I take to reorder my life? Where would be the greatest benefit in personal organisation?

All in all, personal organisation and control impacts well-being. Make a start on it today.

Please leave any comments about how you manage organisation in your life.