Routines – An Often Overlooked Organizational Tool
Almost all of us have certain routines. I would hate to get up every morning and make decisions about should I brush my teeth, take a shower, or make my bed. I have my morning routines and they are certainly on autopilot at least until I have had my first cup of coffee.
Not having to make decisions about when to do necessary chores can really streamline tasks and save time. I know that on certain days I do laundry. I have a set time each week I pay my bills. I know when I am going to plan my menus for the week and make my grocery list. I shop for groceries once a week and that time is scheduled.
The word routine sounds boring and maybe a little rigid but good routines manage your time and energy. By always clearing out your sink and clearing your kitchen counter before you go to bed, you minimize clutter and leave your being rejuvenated. Good routines give you peace of mind.
Routines ensure that what is really important to us really gets accomplished. Your day has a certain rhythm to it. It feels good to go through your day knowing that you have previously chosen these tasks and that now they are routine.
I challenge you to think of at least one new routine that would make your day less frantic.
Jonda S. Beattie Professional Organizer
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