We’re all busy, we’re all over worked, we’re all OVER IT from time to time. I make these five things habits to keep myself sane and organized. They may seem small, but it adds up. The best part is you can tweak them to fit your life. Enjoy!
- Never leave the room empty handed
- If I am going upstairs, downstairs, to another room and there is something that also needs to go there, it’s going with me. Example, shoes left downstairs are coming up with me to be put away, even if that isn’t why I was going upstairs. Everything has a home.
- Block schedule
- I block out chunks of time and commit myself to completing one task. Whether it’s 15 minutes or one hour, I dedicate that time to one thing to just get it done. Limit interruptions (aka don’t even look at your phone notifications), set a timer or block off your calendar and you’ll find yourself checking-off things left and right.
- Use modern services
- Delivery services are AMAZING! There is no shame in having your groceries or tonight’s dinner delivered. The time you would have spent doing those tasks can now be spent on self-care, playing with your kids, enjoying a glass of wine, watching tv, whatever you want. To me, having the time for those things are worth the delivery fees and tip, times ten!
- Keep a planner or check list
- Whether on paper, on a whiteboard, in your phone – wherever is easiest for you – write things down. I am that person that says to myself, “I’ll remember that”. And guess what, I do not “remember that”. The satisfaction that comes with checking things off is unmatched. On Monday morning I look at the week ahead and note what needs to get done. I check things off as I go (order groceries, make doctor appointment…) and it is SO SATISFYING to see it all crossed off at the end of the week.
- Have ‘no phone’ time
- Our phones have become a part of us, it’s insane. I get anxious if I don’t check or respond to every little notification. It’s not healthy, it’s not productive, and it takes time away from being present with your family, and even with yourself. To curb this, I make ‘no phone’ time in the evening. Put your phone in another room and give your attention to something else. Things, people, requests – they can wait.
So there you have it, my five habits to stay sane and organized. If you have something you do, share below in the comments!