How organizing helps with productivity

When our physical environment is organized it is easier to see exactly what it is we need to focus on.  When there are fewer distractions competing for our attention we are able to work on the task we need to do with more clarity.  

 

  • No more glancing over at that pile of papers that need to be sorted.  
  • No more noticing how the dust is piling up around you.  
  • No more stacks of unfinished projects just screaming at you that you aren’t keeping up with your life.  
  • No more feeling less than confident in your abilities to reach your fullest potential.   

 

The first step in getting organized (with the end goal being to sky-rocket your productivity) is to make sure everything you own is necessary, truly loved and valued AND has its own home.  Yes….you need to assign a place for every single item in your space a home.  When you’re done using it, it goes back.  

 

If every item around you has a place and is in its place, then you never have to look for something.  “The average American wastes 55 minutes a day (roughly 12 days a year) looking for things they own but can’t find.” Newsweek

 

When your environment is clean and tidy then you will have only one thing to focus on…..your task at the moment!  Whether this is something you’re working on in your office, maybe a recipe you’re making in the kitchen, or just getting ready in your bathroom in the mornings, having an organized space allows you to effortlessly go from one task to the next to the next without wasted time or energy.  

 

Being productive is all about streamlining your tasks in the most efficient way possible.  

 

I challenge you to study your physical environments and rate them on a scale of 1-10 (10 being perfectly organized) and look for ways you can improve them.  Let’s see how organized and productive you can be!!!