Organising the work is half the job done.
It might look like a cumbersome exercise, a waste of time. But believe me, it’s quite the contrary. Look at your day itself.
There’s so much to do, so many targets to meet, some jobs are time bound while some are date or day bound, some events need to be planned in advance.
And if you’re a mother with young kids, then there’s their after-school activities, birthday parties, projects and what not.
For students, the key to success lies in organising.
Organising yourself, organising your work, is the most rudimentary form of self-care.
This applies to everyone, in any walk of life, of any age or in any profession, including the homemakers. Organising your work is the first step to maintaining your sanity in the daily ‘hamster wheel’.
What causes the most stress? When did you last freak out? Why were you late with your submissions? The answers to each of these questions lies in your management skills.
If the work was organised and planned, most of these stressful moments would’ve been easily avoidable.
One doesn’t need a high-end organiser or the latest organiser-app to be able to get into the game. All you need is a simple calendar or planner or whatever works for you.
Listed below are six reasons how by organizing your work, you can make your job easier. After reading them, I’m sure you’ll be convinced to organise your work and become a more productive person.
Reason #1: Better Time Management.
I know you’ve a lot of things to do. But what are you going to do now; which tasks are for later?
Organising your work and prioritising them will help you to use the time more effectively and productively. No point wasting time on jobs which are needed later while the important tasks get left out.
Organising your work will allow you to plan ahead, have a clear idea about how to approach them, decide the priorities, and allocate time accordingly.
The best method to beat the last-minute panic and anxiety.
Reason #2: Reduced Stress and Overwhelm.
Now that you’ve learnt to manage your time well, the next thing to focus on is reducing stress.
By organising your work, you’ll feel less stress because you’re already aware of how much work you have and when you’re expected to do them.
By having a clear picture of the amount of work you have to deal with, you can plan and break them into smaller tasks. This makes the job manageable and easier to focus on completing them.
Your to-do list may look longer but its manageable and each task is less overwhelming. Hence less stress and anxiety to deal with.
Reason #3: Increased Productivity.
Once your work is broken into smaller tasks, completing them take lesser time. You feel more productive since you feel less stressed.
Anxiety and stress affect the productivity and cloud your thinking.
You feel more centred. Your focus improves. You’re less distracted as you feel more confident of the workload. Your workflow moves seamlessly because you’re sure what you want to do and when.
With your work organised, the tasks look doable and less overwhelming. You get more time to think things through and be better prepared. There will no longer be a race against time, compromising on quality or quantity of work.
Reason #4: Improved Communication.
Anyone who likes to organise their work has a clear thinking. They are not confused about what they’re thinking. And because of that they can communicate their ideas clearly.
People working with such people enjoy the benefits of having a clear-headed team member. Due to their organised work ethics, they prepare their documents, resources, files, data, and information, in advance or in a more structured manner, making it easier for everyone.
Clarity of thoughts leads to reduced miscommunication and misunderstanding. It reduces stress and avoids confrontations.
Reason #5: Clearer Goals.
To work towards any goal, you should have a clear plan of action.
By organising your work, you can plan your course of action towards your goal. It will help you to track your progress as you complete each stage.
If your work is not organised, you wouldn’t know where to start and what to do next, irrespective of whether it’s a personal goal or a work-related goal.
Being organised helps you to stay on track to success.
Reason #6: Resource Optimization.
If you’re organised with your work, then you’ll know what’s needed to complete your work.
You’ll be able to use the available resources optimally, avoiding wastages and cutting down on the costs. This leads to a more productive output of the efforts.
With your clarity of thought and organised approach to work, you will be able to complete your work in lesser time also.