You know how it is, when life gets really busy and so many things are happening all at once, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and become disorganised. Household chores may take longer than they should, meaning you have less time to relax and do the things you enjoy with your free time. You may forget events such as friends and family birthdays, or that you were supposed to be popping round to your neighbours for a cup of tea. This can make life stressful , and also have a damaging effect on personal relationships, which is hard to recover.
Statistics show that using the correct organizational tools can improve time management by 38%, which is as good a reason as any to introduce some into your daily life! The question is, with so many different productivity tools out there, which will be most useful to help organise your time and life?
Take some time to think about the areas that you struggle to keep organised or the ones that are most important for you to keep on top of. Do you find yourself being distracted when doing household chores? Do you often cancel catch ups with friends because you are pushed for time? Are you always running late for meetings? When you have identified the areas you would like help with, you can be more focused when searching for your perfect organizational tool.
With the increase of internet use in the recent years, including via tablets and Smartphones, more and more websites and apps are being created to support the organization of our daily lives, whether at work or at home. Examples include online diaries, notepads and to-do lists, as well as new ways to share files. Even our social lives are being organised online through social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It is much easier to create an ‘event’ on Facebook and invite all your friends to join and discuss plans, than texting or calling everyone individually and having the same conversations again and again.
Other types of online organizational tools that are available are the management tools that keep track of time, such as a countdown clock, which you can use in the kitchen to time the cooking of food or you can even countdown to a date in the future to remind you of a special event.
There are so many online productivity tools to choose from, so have fun searching for the ones you can easily use on a day to day basis to make your life more organised. Because after all, the more organised you are, the more time you’ll have free to enjoy, which will inevitably make you a much happier person.