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“For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.” –  Quote by an Anonymous source.

It's never too late for anything. This applies to all most all aspects of life such as getting a wardrobe makeover, beginning a fitness program, starting a new hobby, and so on. In this blog, we shall look at small ways to be more efficient and organised, and the principles mentioned here can be applied in some cases in personal life as well. So, let's look at these small ways of being organised.

Put pen to paper - Instead of committing things to memory and end up forgetting them, its best to put them down on paper. It could be anything that needs to be taken care of and addressed. It could refer to tasks to be done or items to be purchased, meetings to be scheduled or attended.  You could note them down on a diary or in an app on your mobile device, the medium is yours to choose. Once you start noting them down, you will feel a sense of liberation as if a weight has been lifted from your shoulders. Believe me, this is a great feeling.

Begin early - Begin early means to do any chore/task/assignment in good time. Not to leave anything till the last time or to procrastinate. It could mean leaving the office for a meeting to be in time, paying a bill, buying groceries for the home or medication for a sick loved one. Leaving anything for the last moment is not a good idea. For some it can lead to a feeling of being overwhelmed or under pressure when other things surface and demand your attention.

Plan ahead to avoid morning chaos - For most of us adults, mornings can be chaotic or maddening, with so many things to be done before settling down for the work of the day. To avoid such rushed mornings, you can do some of the morning chores the night/evening before. Don't leave everything for the mad mornings such as choosing clothes for work, polishing shoes, shopping online, scheduling things to be taken on etc. Planning the next day, the evening before results in smooth flow to the day which leads to a sense of wellbeing and calmness.


Delegate tasks - Delegating tasks/chores to a colleague / loved one is not a sign of weakness or denotes negativity. It's a fact that all of us have certain items on our daily lists which can be undertaken by someone else. For example, assign a task to a colleague, ask a friend to help with a chore, delegate chores to members of the family. Delegation means you trust others and endow them with a sense of responsibility. Start today and lighten your daily load.

Use technology - Though it is good to spend less time in front of the many electronic devices, technology is very useful for getting us organised.  It could be used for paying bills or buying medicines/groceries, setting reminders, delegating tasks, making a list of things to be done, and so on.

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Rahul Ray

Rahul is a seasoned consultant in travel, transport and hospitality sector subject matter expert with over 20 years of experience and constantly challenging himself to re-define travel distribution and channels, Dedicated Son, Love Nature and Politics both

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