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How to Organize Your Life in 3 Easy Steps!

Do you lead a hectic lifestyle? Would you like to learn how to organize your life to make it more liveable again?

If you are always on the run and feel that you rarely have the opportunity to rest and relax, there is no time like the present to get things under control!

YOU CAN put BALANCE into your BUSY life and make more time for YOU!

This article provides actionable tips and guidance to help you to identify where you need to focus your efforts to organize your life.

I've also created a Get Organized Quick Start Guide to help you achieve your organizational objectives.

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The Get Organized Genie Quick Start Guide includes the following: 

  • Self-Evaluation Questionnaire: To help you evaluate where you should focus your organizational efforts. 
  • Action Plan Example and Template: Practical ideas to help you organize your life and a template to create your tailor-made action plan.   
  • Planner Templates: To help you stay organized and productive.

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Steps to Organize Your Life!

Determining how to organize your life is a very personal issue: it depends on your personal circumstances, what you would like to achieve, your personality, and your natural tendencies.

Before you begin to create your personal organization system, you need to know which aspects of your life require more organization and what you would like to achieve.

Step 1 - Self Evaluation

Complete the Self Evaluation Questionnaire (included in the Quick Start Guide) to determine which areas need the most attention. 

Take into consideration the following aspects of your life when completing the Self Evaluation Questionnaire:

  • Work and Career
  • Home
  • Family and Relationships
  • Self-care

Work and Career: 

Woman Organizing Tasks at Work to Improve Productivity.

Most of us spend a large proportion of our waking hours at work.

Ideally, our jobs should provide us with the financial income that we need to sustain our lifestyle and at the same time give us the satisfaction of making a positive contribution to our society.

We should be able to go through our working day with energy, enthusiasm, and be capable of completing our tasks within normal working hours. For some of us, this may not be the case!

We may often find our jobs stressful and overwhelming. It may be difficult to organize our workload so that we can go home at a reasonable time.

If this applies to you, dedicate some time to organize your office space and prioritize your tasks whilst at the office.

In some cases, we may need additional qualifications or personal development to achieve our career aspirations.

If this is your situation, determine how to organize your life to make more time for study and personal development.

Use these tips to help you get organized at work

Your Household 

Home is where the heart is. It is our sanctuary, a place where we feel our deepest affection, and a place where we should feel happy to come back to!

Do you feel this way about your home?

Does your living environment fill you with pride or do you find it disorganized and cluttered?

Do you cope well with your household tasks, or do they tend to accumulate and get out of hand?

If you don't have a positive response to the above questions, invest some time to organize your home and domestic tasks.

Try these tips to organize your home.

Home Sweet Home Sign and Bunch of Flowers Displayed on an Organized Entry Table.

Family and Relationships

Family and friends are the pillars of our lives: they stand by us and give us comfort and support during happy times and times of need. We are often so tied up with our busy lifestyles that we forget how important our relationships with our family and friends are until it is too late.

Bronnie Ware, the author of the international bestseller "The Top Five Regrets of the Dying"(1)revealed that one of the things that people most regretted was not giving friendships the time and effort they deserved.

Two adults and a child enjoying soft drinks outdoors.

Make a special effort to nurture your friendships and relationships so that you don’t have regrets later on.

When deciding on how to organize your life, consider the following tips:

Make a quick telephone call

  • Think of the family members and old friends that you haven´t contacted in a while. Take a moment every day to give someone a call.
  • It doesn´t have to be a long call, just enough to catch up and let them know that you haven´t forgotten them. More likely than not, they will remember to do the same for you too.  
  • If you are pushed for time, you can make a call whilst you run an errand, when waiting in line, or using hands-free mode whilst doing domestic tasks!

Arrange to meet up

  • Arrange to meet up for a quick drink, coffee, or snack.
  • From time to time, organize a get-together. Ask everyone to bring something to eat or drink so that the workload is shared.
  • If you have a group of friends or family that live far apart, have a virtual meetup using apps such as WhatsApp, Zoom, etc.

Don´t neglect your partner!

  • Arrange to have regular date nights, or weekends away (without the kids of course)!  
  • If you have young children, arrange to have a babysitter or arrange for them to have sleepovers with relatives or friends with children of a similar age group. For the children, it's a great adventure and it gives you a chance to have some quality time with your partner. You can return the favor another time by having sleepovers at your house.


When we get caught up in our busy lifestyles we tend to forget about self-care. We give priority to the things we consider more important such as our jobs, commitments, and taking care of our family...STOP!!!

This can only work for a short time, but over the long term, this can have very negative effects on our lives.

It's impossible to concentrate and work effectively if you haven´t had sufficient sleep. How can you look after your family properly if you are tired, stressed, and prone to illness?

Before you can look after anyone else, you need to look after yourself first. It may sound selfish, but it is true!

Photos Illustrating Key Aspects of Self-Care: Healthy Meal, Woman Exercising and Woman Meditating.

If you tend to neglect self-care, take into account the following tips when deciding on how to organize your life:

  • Adopt healthy eating habits: include healthy foods on your shopping list, plan meals, and batch cook meals in advance to save time.
  • Take regular exercise: Aim to do at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week as well as muscle strengthening exercises 2 days per week.
  • Get sufficient sleep: Leave sufficient time at the end of the day to unwind, relax and have a good night's sleep.
  • Take time off: Take a vacation at least once a year and weekends away as often as you can. 
  • ME Time: Set aside at least 20-30 minutes each day for yourself. Spend it as you please and DON'T feel guilty about it! 

More self-care tips...

Step 2 - Prepare Your Personal Organization Action Plan

Once you’ve identified where you need to focus your efforts on organization, the next step is to prepare your personal organization action plan to define how to organize your life.

Use the Get Organized Genie Action Plan Template and Action Plan Example (included in the Quick Start Guide) to help you to prepare your personal action plan.

Take into account the following tips when preparing your action plan:

  • Make a note of specific goals that you wish to achieve and set a realistic target date for getting them done.
  • Try not to tackle too many goals at the same time.
  • Note the tasks and activities that you consider should be done on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
  • Use the Get Organized Genie Action Plan Template to note your goals, as well as tasks and activities that you would like to carry out regularly.

 Step 3 – Execute Your Plan and Stick to It

Now that you've identified the areas you wish to improve and created your plan, it's time to execute it.

Use the planner printables (included in the Quick Start Guide) to note your goals, tasks, and activities. Keep them on hand so you can consult them easily when necessary.

Stick to your action plan as closely as possible for at least 30 days to create a routine of habits you can easy to maintain.

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    Before you can decide how to organize your life you need a PLAN:

    EVALUATE key aspects of your life such as your work and career, home and family life, relationships, and self-care to determine where most attention needs to be focused.

    DECIDE on your ideal balance and address issues in each of the key areas regularly to ensure that none of them fall into neglect.

    PREPARE your Action Plan, EXECUTE it and STICK TO IT!


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    Check out the following articles to help you get organized and stay that way:


    1. The Top Five Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware