Tips on Getting Organized to Help With Goal Setting!
There are many tips on getting organized that can help you with your goals, time management and planning. Organized time helps you effectively execute your goals so you can get more goals done in the same amount of time.
Organizing your time is a very important concept to consider when you are planning out your life. Your time comes day by day and if you don't have a well defined chronological list of things to do, you may be spending more time on tasks or projects than is really needed being have the time is spent determining which task to work on.
To organize is the act of rearranging elements following one or more rules. Time of course is that essential base of your existence that seriously limits you in how much you can accomplish in one day. Time is the days, hours, minutes, and seconds it takes to perform a function or an action from start to finish.
So, with these two definitions in mind, the act of organizing your time is to rearrange the elements of your day in the most effective means (before they happen) in order to accomplish them in the quickest amount of time.
Here are a few tips on getting organized that you can apply toward your goal setting objectives:
1. The night before every day, create a new chronological list of things to do based on your running goal list. Your running goal list is your overall list of all of your short term, long term, and Stepping Stone Goals.
2. Getting organized means getting rid of the clutter around your work area. If you have bills, paper, notebooks, reference manuals, cell phone chargers, yellow sticky notes, coffee cups, and a bag of chips on your desk, you have clutter. Too much clutter is a serious distraction that will throw a wrench in your day's organization. You must get rid of the clutter and keep it clear. Make it a point to clear off your work area every time you sit down at your desk before you start working and you won't have to worry about clutter.
3. The next one of the tips on getting organized is the use of the POSEC Method. POSEC is an acronym for Prioritize by Organizing, Streamlining, Economizing and Contributing.
Prioritize your time and define your life by goals.
Organize the things you have to accomplish regularly to be successful (Family and Finances).
Streamline the things you may not like to do, but must do (Work and Chores).
Economize the things you should do or may even like to do, but that are not pressingly urgent (Pastimes and Socializing).
Contribute by paying attention to the few remaining things that make a difference (Social Obligations).
Inherent in the acronym is a hierarchy of self-realization which mirrors Abraham Maslow's "Hierarchy of needs". In other words, it is all about prioritizing your time throughout the day in order to get organized.
4. Plan what you do and do what you plan. So many people out there make plans to do something or another but fail to follow through with that plan. In order for your day to stay organized, you must follow through with your entire plan throughout the day.
5.The final one of the tips on getting organized is to keep you personal stuff personal and your business stuff business. Never mix the two! If you start mixing your business budget with your personal budget, you tend to come up short somewhere. Your personal tasks and success tasks must be organized in accordance with their importance. Just don't mix the two at the same time. Don't check your personal email if you are working on a business task. This sets you behind and messes up your overall organization.
Organization harmonizes your personal goals with your business goals so you can marry the two to work fluidly throughout the day without conflict. Here's some more tips on getting organized to help you organize your goals, time management, and plan for a working system.