Time to stop procrastinating, get organized, and be happy! You can accomplish more and you can have it all…
Surveys show that procrastinators tend to eat less healthy, sleep fewer hours, and drink more heavily than those who don’t procrastinate.
According to Newsweek, due to poor life organization, the average American wastes 55 minutes a day looking for things they own but can’t find. That equates to over 20,000 minutes (or 334 hours) every year! Imagine the amazing things that could be accomplished with that extra time. You could be generating extra income; you could be spending more time at the gym and finally get the body you always wanted; you could be sharing more precious moments with loved ones. You could spend more time being successful and being happy. Stop procrastinating now and get organized.
Get organized and be time efficient to get happy
According to some research, procrastination has quadrupled in the last 30 years, and studies suggest that as much as 85-90% of students procrastinate.
So many great things are possible when we have more hours in the day. When we get organized and become more efficient in our daily activities, those wasted minutes will become fewer and fewer, thus allowing us to accomplish more with greater ease.
We teach in our classes that the first step in the process to get organized is to purge excess clutter. Let’s face it, we live in a society of more, more, more. Some estimates propose that the average American home contains around 300,000 items; and, according to the National Association of Professional Organizers, 80% of the stuff we keep we never use. Time to stop procrastinating, organize your office, and organize your life. You will be surprised by the difference, not just finding missing items, but because your stress level will decrease as well.
By releasing the excess, we free up space in our homes and in our minds.
I am sure you’ve heard the saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Now I am not calling anyone’s possessions trash, but there are plenty of charities and millions of families in need who would gladly accept items that have been ‘gently used.’ Many of them are even available to pick up the items from your home.
For some of us, much of the excess in our homes will be tossed out or shredded, but that clutter could have value as well. Many of our students have found money, gift cards, and all sorts of other ‘lost’ treasures. In fact, according to a survey conducted by eBay, the average household has more than 50 unused items worth roughly $3,100 in their homes.
Students in our Organize Your Life course are encouraged to take before and after pictures of the rooms where they been de-cluttering. The transformations have been incredible, and furthermore, for many, this has been the springboard to greater efficiency and productivity. A little action goes a long way towards feeling better and greater success. Take action now!
Susan Sly is a best selling author, work life balance expert, speaker and entrepreneur. She has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television and the CBN. Susan is the mother of five children and resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.