September is Self-Improvement Month. It is a time to reflect on yourself and the year so far, set new goals, and prepare for what is to come. It also marks the end of summer and the beginning of fall, but in the world of business, it is an opportunity to identify your goals and prepare for the 4th quarter. A clean environment leads to a clear mind, that’s staying organized is an important part of self-improvement.
Tips to Staying Organized
There isn’t a one-fits-all method to staying organized. Everyone has a different approach that works best for them, their environment, and their job. Consider utilizing some of these tips to improve your organization method:
1. Make a List
Creating a to-do list is the most common method of staying organized. It is a place for you to put everything that must be done in a visual way. Writing down your tasks also allows you to prioritize what needs to be done first.
Upgrade your list, by “scheduling” what needs to be done by day, week, and month. This will give you a set timeframe for when each task needs to be completed.
2. Set Goals
Setting goals is something one may do in their day-to-day life, whether it be fitness, fun, or personal, these goals are set to better ourselves. Why not do the same for work? Creating a list of short and long-term goals is beneficial for staying organized and focused. Plus, it always feels great to accomplish something.
3. Clean Up Your Workspace
Keeping your desk and work area clean is a great way to not feel overwhelmed with everything that you are working on. Prioritize what you see and your surroundings. It’s a benefit to your mental health and it feels great to be able to leave work and come back to less clutter. Remember, a clear space leads to a clear mind.
4. Take Breaks
Often, constantly looking or working on the same task or project can be tiring. You can become easily distracted by your environment, which is counterproductive. Taking a break is essential to resetting your focus.
If you spend most of your day looking at a screen, the light radiating from it can be tiring on your eyes, so a small break to walk around outside or in the office, depending on the weather, is just what your brain needs to stay focused.
5. Log Off at the End of the Day
From meetings to filing to paperwork and everything in between, working is exhausting. That’s why it is important to disconnect. Whether you work in the office or from home, take time for yourself. You are supposed to step away at the end of the day and circle back when you are on the clock. Occasionally, there may be things that come up but don’t be on the lookout for them. Step away from work for the day and revisit tomorrow.
Organization can Lead to Productivity
Organizing your space is an important part of self-improvement. It doesn’t have to just be in September, it can be year-round. Take time to evaluate what is working for you and what isn’t. Lean into what works because everyone has a different methodology to stay on task. Remember to do what is best for you.
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