Want to get back in control of your life? One of the big reasons you feel out of control is being disorganised. Having stuff everywhere and not knowing where you are up to can start out as a small problem but can quickly snowball. That one unfiled invoice somehow multiplies and a week later there are 100! Not quite, but it does sometimes feel that way.
What is the one thing you can do today to be more organised?
Handle each piece of paper once.
Pick it up, look at it, and deal with it. If it needs to be filed then file it. If it needs to be actioned then action it. If it needs to be chucked out then chuck it.
Don’t pick it up, look at it, and put it in another pile to deal with later. Because later will come and you’ll have to spend ten minutes re-reading it to get familiar with it again, and that’s ten minutes you are never going to get back. Worse, it’s a waste of time, because you already spent ten minutes on it the day you picked it up and decided to put it in the ‘later’ pile.
So handle each piece of paper once. And that goes for email too.
That’s it. Simple but not easy. Try it and let me know if it helps you be more organised.
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