Being organised with your space and time can help you feel calmer, happier and less stressed. By being organised you can focus on the important things in your life: more time with your kids and family, write that novel or finally get those odd jobs around the house done. With more time to focus on yourself you can really start to organise the life you want.
However, we all have so much on our to-do list it is often difficult to know where to start.
The below templates will help you choose a realistic amount of important tasks to work on during the 168 hours in a week.
The Brain Dump, Next Step and the Priority Setting templates will get you clear on what is important in your life.
Whenever something pops up that you need to do, don’t start working on the idea straight away and go off on a tangent. Write it on the Brain dump list.
It’s interesting to see how often, something you thought was so important and would be so good to do and you made the effort to put it on the Brain dump list you realise it’s just a waste of time. You realise it would probably be fun to do, but it won’t take you closer to your goals or lighten your mental load so you can cross it off the list without wasting any time on it.
Use a notebook or the below sheet to record your to-dos.
Next Step list
What’s the very next step you need to take on the most important task on your Brain Dump list? What’s the very next step on your task “declutter laundry”? Next step could be: 1. put time in diary, 2. gather boxes for sorting, 2. start on one shelf. (Check out this video here if you want further tips to declutter your laundry).
Working on 2 – 3 tasks at a time is ideal, but here’s a template with more room if you’re feeling particularly productive.
Ask yourself the following questions to help you choose the important tasks from your Brain Dump list.
Next time you are feeling overwhelmed with too much to-do and you don’t know which task to work on next use the above templates to get your ideas out of your head, choose the most important tasks and write down the very next step required to move the task forward.
I’d love to work with you 1:1 if you require assistance. We will prioritise all that you need to get done each week. Examine your goals and how you can get it all done in an easy, step by step process. With my support, you can create the success and outcomes you deserve – go on, organise the life you want to live! Reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can book me here.
Who is Julie Cliff, Professional Organiser?
Space and Time is a Melbourne based business helping working Mums create an ecosystem at home that supports the family. Space and time clients find that organising coaching helps them get everything done, and give them more time for spontaneity, enjoyment and relaxation.