My super-power is organizing. Not only is it something I'm really good at, it is something that I love doing. Creating order out of chaos helps me mentally, it calms me down. My guess, somehow my brain knows if I can create order on the outside, it gives me a better shot of creating order on the inside!
Dr Nedley encourages us to find ways of being more organized. Here are a few of his suggestions:
Create a checklist of things that need to be done in order, especially as you incorporate new skills and work to create new habits.
Plan out your exercise including gear needed, routes, food, etc in advance and put it on the calendar.
Reuse a pot, (rinsed if needed) instead of a clean one.
Empty the dishwasher as soon as the cycle is complete.
Have soapy water in the sink and wash things as you cook.
When peeling vegetables and fruit, do it over a paper towel or bag. When you are finished fold the unwanted remains into the towel or bag and toss it immediately.
De-clutter. Make as much counter space as possible.
Clean the refrigerator weekly throwing out "forgotten" leftovers.
Don't live in an all-or-nothing place when it comes to house chores. If cleaning the whole room is overwhelming, spend 15 minutes cleaning and be encouraged for having taken a step toward your goal.
Beware of labels, disqualifying the positive and other thinking errors when it comes to being organized and doing chores.
If you have two items and only need one, get rid of the least desirable.
Ask a friend or loved one to hold you accountable to your goal of becoming more organized.
Keep things in the same place and return them there when you're done.
Organize into categories: Must keep, Occasionally used, Donate to others, Junk.
Make your bed when you get up. It can take less than 60 seconds and is more appealing when going to bed that night.
Work to get your finances organized.
Live within a budget and within your means.
Invest in education.
Sort your mail immediately.