Help Me Organize My Time!

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By Sandy Cooper. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

If one thing can make us feel immediately frazzled, it’s chaos. Whether it be chaos on our calendar or chaos in our closets, chaos makes us feel completely out of control. One of the best ways to address the chaos in our lives is with some good old-fashioned organization. Simply knowing how the pieces of our lives fit together gives us clarity and focus. So, today, I’m jumping in to discuss one of your biggest cries for help: “Sandy, Help me get organized!”

My Best Tools for Time Management:

1. Keep an updated calendar.

2. Keep a monthly mind-dump master to-do list.

3. Keep a daily to-do list.

4. Establish routines for your top priorities.

  • Step One: determine what to let go of and what you want to prioritize.
  • Step Two: pair one task (the most important one!) next to waking, going to bed, or eating.
  • Step Three: Add your next highest priority to your schedule by pairing it to that new routine or to waking, going to bed, or eating.
  • Repeat
  • Repeat
  • Repeat

Final Tips:

1. Match your work with the part of the day that fits it best.

2. Keep a current grocery list.

3. Say no to most things.

4. Get a good night’s sleep.

5. Take a weekly sabbath.

6. Keep your systems as SIMPLE as possible!!!!

LINKS

The 3-ring binder I use (affiliate link)

The pretty tabs I use (affiliate link)

My template for my daily To-Day List

Better Than Before, by Gretchen Rubin (affiliate link)

Atomic Habits, by James Clear (affiliate link)

For more on To-Do Lists, listen to EP4

For more on Routines, listen to EP7

For more on Sabbath, listen to EP96

Have a question about how to stay organized? Email me and I will either answer your question privately or address it on the podcast! thescooponbalance@gmail.com

Is the Voice in My Head God or Just Me? (my latest book)

Finding Your Balance (my first book)

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