Is Organization the Key to Less Stress?
By Genevieve Cunningham
For some people, organization is both easy and necessary. They thrive in an organized world. They like the order and structure. Unfortunately, most of us don't live in an organized world. We live in chaos. We live with a busy schedule and big plans and an abundance of daily tasks. We're actually incredibly unorganized, and we don't know how to get out of it. But as it turns out, getting organized might be just what we need to better our health -- especially when it comes to lowering stress. If you're interested in lowering stress, bettering health, and getting organized, take a look at these tips to get started.
Organize Your House
Your home makes a big difference in your health and life. It affects everything. It's where you wake up and where you go to bed and where you spend the most time. If you can get your home organized, you're halfway to better health. Start by throwing out clutter -- anything that is necessary and taking up space. Then make sure everything that's left has a proper place. If you need help, consider asking a friend or family member who has excellent organization skills. Or if you'd rather, you can hire a professional. The sooner your home gets organized and clean, the better you're going to feel about both health and life.
Organize Your Work Life
Work tends to be messy. We often have way too much to do and not nearly enough time to do it. And so it gets out of hand. It gets complicated. Luckily, organizing work is fairly easy once you know what to do. Create a schedule and a priority list, and stick to it. Complete tasks all the way through before jumping ship and moving onto another. Say no to anything that is too much or too distracting. As you get more organized at work, it will feel less stressful and overwhelming, which in the long run means both a healthier and happier life.
Organize Your Schedule
Do you even keep a schedule? Besides your work schedule, do you prioritize everything else in your life? If you don't, it's time to start. Buy an organizer and create a schedule that fits the important things. Drop the things that don't fit and that aren't crucial. As you get your schedule under control, you should find that the stress reduces both naturally and gradually. And the effects of this reduction can be felt in almost every other part of your life.
Stress is a killer. It affects our lives and our health every single day. But getting organized might be a great way to minimize the stress and feel better about your daily life. Use these tips to get started, and manage your stress and health better than ever before.
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