1. It all starts with organising the house
The American poet Poe once wrote: "Order is the first law of heaven." A tidy home makes you happy for half of your life, and a tidy workplace makes you happy for the other half, so that your whole day will be happy.
Order is one of the necessary laws for success in life. A home that is very dirty and disorganised, where you come home to see piles of items everywhere that won't be used anytime soon, a fridge full of food that has expired, seasonal clothes thrown haphazardly on chairs and sofas, not to mention a kitchen and bathroom that haven't been cleaned in ages.
The mere sight of these things is enough to create chaos, tension and depression. Not only does this make you feel nervous and tired, it can also make you worry about high blood pressure and heart disease. Therefore, a tidy home is a good recipe for our physical and mental health.
At the same time, the tidiness of our desks is also crucial. Imagine walking into your office early in the morning with the sun rising, but as soon as you enter, you are given a stack of papers for your instructions. The pile of magazines on your desk shelf has doubled, the records on your desk have doubled, yesterday's unprocessed papers are underneath the papers you just received, and unfinished projects are underneath the clutter of notes, faxes and assorted correspondence. The phone rings and you grab it, gesturing to several colleagues at the same time. They wait for an answer with the work they need to communicate with you to hand over, while you rush to write a note while assuring the person on the other end of the line, "Hold on a second, I'll take care of it right away!"
Make it all stop and calm down, all this is taking over your life. Rolling around in filth and mess is not your hobby, you should value and value your time extra because you have so many goals waiting for you to accomplish.
The first step towards success in your life is small portable vacuum cleaner to clean up your home and your desk and get rid of those things that catch you off guard and make you exhausted looking for household items and documents in time.
2. How to start if you want to organise your home
The first thing you need to do to keep your home tidy is to take a good look around your home and see how many things you haven't touched in a long time and how many clothes you haven't worn in a long time. Those things you don't use regularly, resolve to give them away and never buy them again. Restraining your cravings is a very important step in getting you out of the chaos.
If you can't do this, then the limited space in your home will only get more and more overwhelming and you will have no place to put it.
Secondly, we need to learn to sort our belongings into the places they should be, so that we don't lose time when we need them in a hurry and can't find them anywhere, after all, time is life for anyone.
In order to keep your home tidy, it is essential that everything is in its place and not left unattended, at all times.
3. How to start with a tidy desk
Learn to sort your personal papers and company documents to keep your desk more organised. Without organisation, if you can't quickly put an end to endless clutter, it won't be long before you're stuck in the mud again and can't get out.
We need to learn to clear the clutter by putting our files in a dedicated area, while work files should be sorted into "routine" and "priority" markers. At this stage, you just need to put things into "priority" that could be disastrous if not completed within 3 days.
All we need to do at this point is to start our second step: take the "priority" boxes and don't pick and choose from them, just take them one by one and do them carefully.
Once you have sorted your backlog and spent some time on your priorities, you can make a detailed plan for the rest of your work. Doing so will change your state of mind, which will encourage you to make the most of your time for future stages with a sense of urgency. But remember this rule: never let your desk get cluttered again.