The lifestyle that many of us live is “go-go-go.” We have responsibilities at work and at home, and then we also try to squeeze in hobbies and time to have fun. It can be very overwhelming to stay on top of everything that we need/want to accomplish and I know many people who don’t feel organized or like the weekends are long enough to get everything done.
Feeling organized and productive is good for your overall well-being and can reduce your stress, which is a cause of many health concerns. I am going to write a series in the future about my organizational tips (my regular readers will easily believe that I am a very organized person), but for now I have an easy to implement suggestion for you to try: lists.
Pro tip: I separate my lists so that I don’t get overwhelmed. I use a meal planner to stay organized in the kitchen (it includes space for a grocery list, which is very helpful to ensure that I have all the ingredients that I need on hand), I keep track of my workouts in a workout log so that I can get a clear picture of where I’ve struggled and succeeded, and I keep a running to-do list in a separate planner. If I know that I need to tackle meal prep, I don’t want to bring my workout schedule to the grocery store, so this approach works well for me. I’m old school, so I like handwritten lists!
Health Tip #11: Add Lists to Your Life and Stay Organized
Why should you join my club and write lists? I can give you 4 good reasons!
- Lists take away the stress of trying to “remember” everything and that terribly annoying feeling that you’re forgetting something you can’t quite put your finger on
- If you have a clear picture of everything you need to accomplish, it makes it easier to prioritize
- It’s a wonderful feeling to check items off your list (that can’t just be me…right?)
- You stay accountable. Once it’s written down, you have to do it
Do you write lists? If not, how do you stay organized?
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