Some stressors come from things we cannot control, like when our boss is having a bad day and decides to take it out on the employees. Or when a stranger accidentally spills their coffee on us in the morning. But most stressors are due to our own actions and can be avoided with a minor change in lifestyle.
Say, you’re stressed because you’re late for work. It’s easy to blame the traffic, but you didn’t wake up earlier to avoid it. There are so many things we can do to avoid stressful circumstances. One of those things is by staying organized. Here are some tips on how to live an organized life.
Make your note pad your best friend
You might be known to have a good memory. But when you have a lot of things on your plate, your brain can’t be too reliable. It’s easy to forget deadlines and important dates when you get caught up in work. Trying to remember things can get very stressful and counterproductive.
Your note pad is your best friend when it comes to staying on top of due dates. Make it a habit to write everything down or note them on your phone. That way, you don’t have to spend time and effort trying to remember things you have to do. That’s one less complication in your life.
With all the hustle and bustle of life, it’s easy to forget our responsibilities. But all it takes is a slight nudge and reminder of the things we have to accomplish. To help you keep track of due dates and schedules, set alerts on your phone. Work on organizing your calendar and plot in essential reminders such as your mortgage loan payment date, your doctor’s appointment, an important meeting, etc. Set alerts and notifications for these occasions, so you don’t miss them.
Imagine walking into your workstation or home, and the first thing you see is clutter. That sight will take a toll on your mental health, affecting your mood and causing you to feel stressed. Plus, it will be frustrating for you to find things you need, especially when you’re in a rush.
Do your best to declutter regularly. Keep your home and your workstation as organized and clean as possible. Make sure to return things in storage immediately after use. That will help keep your things from piling up and making a mess.
Get rid of things you don’t need or no longer use
The minimalist way of life has gained popularity over the years. Not only because it’s aesthetically pleasing and neat to look at but more so because living a minimalist lifestyle reduces stress and anxiety.
Minimalists only keep what they need and discard other objects that don’t contribute to their daily lives. More stuff means more clutter, which leads to increased stress and problems. Take some time to get rid of things in your home or office that you no longer want or use. And stop yourself from buying more stuff you don’t need.
Living an organized life is a great start to reducing stress and anxiety. There are a lot of things that go on every day, but effective management will make everything easier and more bearable.