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Several years ago, my husband's family was having a lively discussion about everyone's quirks. When it was my turn to be discussed, I felt a little nervous; I didn't want any of my major flaws brought to light in front of my in-laws. Imagine my delight when my biggest quirk turned out to be my amazing penchant for organization. I realize, however, that not everyone shares my talent. Adopt some of these life hacks and you'll find yourself on top of your game.
Organized people . . .
Make lists and check them often. The best organizers know how to make to-do lists and use them to motivate and remind throughout the day. They also end each day with most items completed.
Use calendars religiously. It may seem a little OCD, but organizers love calendars. They take advantage of apps that sync various calendars to each other. For example, I merge my online calendar with my husband's and a family birthday calendar to have all the information I need right on my phone.
Relax in moderation. When you're organized, you earn your downtime and spend it well. I save mine for playing games with my family and reading. I also know I can't spend too much time being idle if I want to stay organized, so I savor each moment I have.
Set goals and reach them. A benefit to being organized is knowing what you want to accomplish and how much time you need to do it. If you're just getting started with goal-setting, set small goals that lead to larger ones.
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