It’s so important that you never underestimate the powerful and positive effects of being organized.
You just won’t believe the enormous benefits being organized has to your life. There is mounting evidence that clutter and mess impact our health negatively.
Some experts point to disorganization as being one of the principal reasons people can suffer from anxiety both at work and at home.
It is so easy for people to feel overwhelmed, by the clutter around them. That they are unable to function as well as they should. This will affect people, both at work and at home.
As you simplify your life and become more organized, you’ll reap all these benefits.
Once you are decluttered and organized, focusing on any task at hand is always more comfortable because you’re giving yourself the time to focus.
No one is good at multitasking. Studies have proved time and again that people tend to think they’re good at multitasking, but the sad fact is no one is.
When you live in chaos there is a tendency to try to multitask in a vain effort to catch up with everything.
Colostate.edu has a great article on stopping multitasking and improving your focus here
Productivity Will Improve
When you declutter, plan, organize and systemize every aspect of your life, you’ll find you will naturally become super-productive.
You’ll get more done than an average person simply because the majority of people don’t plan or organize their life in any way.
Productivity will improve because as you organize you start to free up time that will help you increase your output.
For example, if you have a well-organized system for dealing with the laundry at home. It will get done automatically and with little effort, freeing up time for other tasks.
OK Dork has an interesting post on increasing productivity both at home and work.
You’ll Have More Power over Your Time
Ther is only 24 hours in any day we all know that. But have you noticed how some more organized people just get much more done in those 24 hours?
Being organized allows you to use the time given in a productive way.
You’re going to feel as if you have more time even though you don’t, due to the organization of the time you have.
For example, if you take a shopping list to the store, you’re less likely to forget something and then having waste time going back to the store again.
Jalon Burton has some great tips on freeing up time by making a shopping list.
You’ll Experience Less Stress
The appearance of less clutter around your environment, at home and at work, will automatically reduce your stress. Allowing you space and room to breathe.
As you become super organized jobs and chores that previously seemed overwhelming start to become manageable and will take up less of your time.
One area that committing to decluttering and organizing certainly helps with is being able to find items you need. Instead of having to rummage through piles of clutter to find things.
I’m sure you have experienced that dreadful feeling when you are in a rush and you can’t find your car keys or cellphone. It hits you right in the stomach and of course takes up precious time.
Health and Well Being May Improve
It is amazing how decluttering your life can improve your overall well being. When you are surrounded by clutter and feeling overwhelmed it is bound to be stressful.
Also if you are living in chaos it is just so much easier to order unhealthy takeaway foods or pick something up at a drive-through, rather than making healthful homemade dishes.
Taking the time to plan your healthy homemade meals and making shopping lists puts you in control. When you are in control you will instantly feel better mentally,
Health News has an in-depth post on why decluttering is good for your health.
Better Work-Life Balance
It’s easy to be overworked these days. Most jobs don’t have as rigid work times as they used to have. In fact, a lot of jobs seem to want you to stay there as much as possible.
However, when you get organized and increase your productivity over everyone else’s, no one is going to complain when you go to your son’s ball game instead of working.
I liked this article from The Atlantic the subheading is “Despite the pressure to have it all, many workers still feel they are failing both in the office and at home.” so true.
Setting and Achieving Goals is Easier
When you are organized, clarity returns to your life. Helping you notice what is important and what is not a top priority in your life.
That means that you can set clear obtainable goals because you are able to see what is valuable to you and your life.
Plus, due to your organization, you will have more time to implement and take action.
How to Organize your Goals and Action Plan
You’ll Feel More Positive Every Day
A funny thing happens when your life is organized; you just start feeling happy. The main reason is that you have fewer stress hormones running through your veins.
The other thing that happens is that you begin to feel successful in life. That makes everyone happy.
Here is a great book on The Power of Positive Thinking
Your Creativity Will Increase
It might seem counterproductive at first glance that decluttering, organizing and planning can make you more creative, but it’s true.
Your mind cannot get into a creative flow if you are disorganized and live in a cluttered environment. Also, when you are disorganized it is so easy to become sidetracked by other mundane things.
By setting up your environment to be creative, you will succeed.
Enjoy More Energy and Excitement for Each Day
Waking up and knowing that you can get through your day and feel accomplished is going to make you feel more excited giving you energy and zest for life.
You’ll want to tackle the day because you are no longer imprisoned by all your clutter and the results of disorganization.
You Don’t Find Happiness, You Create It.
Debts will Reduce
One of the great benefits of decluttering and organizing your life is the way it will help you manage your finances.
Helping you to reduce debts and learning to make the best of the money you have is life-changing.
You’ll Experience More Freedom
If you are currently feeling as if all you do is work without any fun in your life, and then you set up a plan to simplify your life, you will automatically experience more freedom.
Time freedom is a great thing because once you realize you have time freedom, the next thing you will realize is that you have money freedom too.
That’s powerful stuff.
Just think about how your mornings will be different if you’ve organized everything the night before.
Think about how different dinnertime will be if you’ve organized and planned.
Just think how much fun will it be to use Sunday to play golf, or spend time outside with the kids.
Instead of catching up all on your chores like doing the laundry. Simply because you have finally decided to organize the laundry so it is done during the week?
Your life will improve rapidly and your stress levels will reduce when you take control by decluttering and organizing your life.