8 Morning Habits Of Highly Organized People

8 Morning Habits Of Highly Organized People

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If you find yourself as the complete opposite of organized, you may be wondering how those people manage it.

Some people seem to be effortless in their organization. They always arrive on time, have everything put away, and always seem to know what they’re doing. Even getting out of bed and dressed for the day can be a battle of chaos and confusion for the rest of us.

The truth is, the more organized people practice habits that the rest of us don’t – and they stick with it. If you’re looking to be a more organized person, you may want to mimic the habits of highly organized people. They can help you get your life back together and become a more organized you.

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“Getting organized in the normal routines of life and finishing little projects you’ve started is an important first step toward realizing larger goals.” – Joyce Meyer

Here Are Eight Routines Of Highly Organized People You Can Learn From

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1. Wake up early and catch morning miracles

If you live with roommates or a family, waking up about 15 minutes before the rest of your household can make a big difference in your ability to get ready in the morning. You won’t be fighting for bathroom space or the shower because you’ll already have a head start on the rest of the people in the house. If you live alone, waking up 15 minutes before when you usually would also give you just the amount of leeway you need to make sure your morning starts on a positive note.

2. Don’t check your cell phone first thing in the morning

Fay Wolf, author of New Order: A Decluttering Handbook For Creative Folks (And Everyone Else), says, “I recommend not keeping your cell phone in your bedroom when you sleep.” With so much available on our mobile devices, it’s important not to get caught in the trap of lying in bed scrolling through your phone the first thing after you wake up.

Before you know it, you’ll be running late. Instead of immediately reaching for your mobile device, try some breathing exercises to help ease you into waking up. You’ll feel happier and more relaxed, ready to get out of bed and start your day.

3. Do something you enjoy

Give yourself a small time frame to do something you want to do in the morning. This outlet could be drawing, reading, listening to music, or even giving in and scrolling through your phone. However, there needs to be a time limit. Only allow five to ten minutes of this indulgence before getting on with the rest of your morning. You’ll get a boost of energy from doing something you enjoy while still keeping yourself accountable and on track.

4. Have a routine to follow without fail

Organized people complete their morning routine in the same order every single day. The more they complete their routine in the same order, the easier it’ll be to get up every morning and keep the rhythm.

Blogger & pro-photographer Casey Osmundson says, “The more you practice completing a task, the less you’ll have to think about each step consciously. What once seemed like a challenge will soon feel more like second nature.”

When you start to do this, you’ll find that it takes less effort to get out of bed and get everything you need to do in the morning done. This adjustment means that if you’re chronically late, you’ll start to be more organized and on time.

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5. Set realistic goals for yourself

Changing your entire routine at the drop of a hat may only lead to more stress. However, setting realistic goals will help you achieve all the things you need to do in increments. Work on one habit that you want to change, and once you have that down, you’ll be ready to move on to the next one.

Founder and president of Supreme Organization, Jodie Watson, states, “Your routine should be the bare-bones basics that you need to complete to keep life running smoothly before you rush out the door. If you have other must-do tasks each day, think about how you can simplify or spread them out differently on your schedule.”

Once you have a habit established, you won’t have to work on keeping it, which will give you the power to start working on another one. Organized people keep realistic goals for themselves to stay on top of things without worrying.

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6. Prepare food the night before

Putting together a meal can take a lot of time out of your morning. It’s easier to have food prepared the night before. Organized people may even prepare a large amount of food for the week and keep it stored in the fridge or the freezer, so all they need to do is take it out or heat it. You’ll be more organized and ready to go when all you need to do is grab a prepared meal out of your fridge and get going.

7. Declutter the house

If you have a habit of putting everything out on your bed while you’re getting ready in the morning, you may know the distinct feeling of coming home to a bed that’s not ready for you to flop down in. Decluttering areas of your house before you leave ensures that once you come home, you’ll be ready to relax or get some real work done.

Organized people make sure they don’t have to spend any extra time getting their workspace ready than they have to because says personal organizer Rebekah Saltzman:

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