Staying organized improves productivity, focus, and is an essential ingredient for long-term success. Getting organized isn’t always easy, and we all know how crazy and unorganized things can get during the holidays. Now that the Holidays are over and the kids are back to school, January is the best time to get organized, or reorganized, for the year ahead. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.
Tips to Be More Organized in the New Year
Write it down
Just like the New Year’s Resolution, write down your to-do’s and daily goals. Don’t rely on memory when you know that writing your tasks will keep them organized and in line with your overall goals.
Back it up
If you haven’t already, now is the perfect time to backup your computer, your files/pictures from the past year, your tax information, and anything else that’s important. Keep your backups stored in a safe place and remember to backup your computer more than once a year.
It’s a new year and a fresh start. Take advantage of that energy and get rid of stuff you don’t need anymore. Declutter your home office in the new year, and getting it organized will be a lot easier.
Manage your money
It’s a new year and the perfect time to start managing your money differently. If getting your taxes done for last year’s work will be difficult, make a change right now to organize your money more effectively for next year’s tax season. You will be grateful later when you start organizing your money now.
Getting organized in your home and professional space will help kick off the year with a feeling of freshness and readiness to succeed. Get organized now, and you will appreciate your hard work later. Contact Alan with AdvancingWithUs to learn more about reorganizing your professional career for success.