Despite all of the inventions of humankind, we still seem to have trouble organizing our lives. With such a shortage of time, who has time to be organized? You do! Check out the ten secrets that super-organized folks use in order to make the most efficient use of each day.
1. Make a to-do list.
Take about five minutes to make a to-do list. You wanna climb Mt. Fuji? Make a list of what it will take to get yourself atop that mountain. You wanna make more money moonlighting? Make a list of how to do it. Wanna promote your blog? Make a list.
2. Add key information.
Believe it or not, many people fail to add important details to their to-do lists. Each activity should include a due date or self-imposed deadline. Make no mistake: a task without a deadline will not get done. Also, don't forget to add contact information to an activity when necessary.
3. Make a not-to-do list.
The mistakes we make are life's way of telling us what to stop doing. If you're stubborn, forgetful, or continue to engage in behavior that you know you shouldn't, put it on your not-to-do list. This type of list keeps you honest with yourself. It also frees up time for the things you really want to do.
And you, how do you get organized??