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7 Tips to Becoming More Organized

eft self-help stress tapping Mar 13, 2024

A messy environment, or even a cluttered mind, can create a feeling of being unorganized and add unnecessary stress to our lives.  For those naturally inclined to organization, simply making time for a tidying up session can be the solution.  But if organization doesn’t come easily, here are some tips to develop this valuable skill:

  1. Prioritize: Identify the cluttered space that creates the most stress for you and tackle it first.
  2. Start Small: Avoid overwhelm by focusing on one small section at a time, like a shelf, drawer, or box.
  3. Know Your Why: Stay motivated by reminding yourself of the benefits you’ll enjoy once the task is complete.
  4. Declutter: Sort through everything in that small section and decide what to keep, donate, or throw away.
  5. Set a Timer: Knowing that this task has a specific end time can help you organize more efficiently. Get started by setting a timer for 15 minutes and work quickly without overthinking each item.
  6. Make It Sustainable: Establish a manageable organization schedule, whether daily or weekly, to maintain order.
  7. Learn From Others: Seek inspiration from books like The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo or Outer Order Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin.

This strategy isn’t limited to physical spaces; it can also be applied to digital files and photos.

When I’m feeling unorganized, I find relief in making lists.  By transferring that mental clutter onto paper or a digital spreadsheet, I free up mental space and create a clear plan of action.

If clutter is causing you stress and you’re unsure where to start, consider trying EFT Tapping for stress relief and clarity.  Check out my YouTube video on Feeling Unorganized for more guidance.