How do you do it? Do you have a system or do you just go with the flow?
I have to admit this is a bit of a struggle for me. With all good intentions and great starts, I find it difficult to stick to.
Especially now I'm running my own business. As a small business you do everything yourself. And priorities can change, sometimes out of your control too. So this year I've invested in not one but two organisers. And the first plans are stuck on the wall as well.
Picking three main things to focus on and finish every day helps to keep my spirits up. Allowing yourself to have a task finished by the end of the week rather than within a day is a good one too. Working on it every day for a set amount of time. Setting realistic deadlines and goals is important. And adjusting expectations is part of that. I've really had to learn this past year that I always underestimate how much time things take. So acknowledging this and giving myself more time has been very important. It's difficult at first because it feels there's always something to do and never enough time to do it. But it does make you more focussed and gives some breathing space.
Having almost a year behind me has also helped me to know what to expect. So I've been able to create a general overview of what's most important at different times during the year. That allows me to focus on what should be done and when it should be ready. It makes everything a bit less overwhelming and easier to plan and organise.
If you have a great organising tip or trick please share in the comments. The most simple things may make a big difference!
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