Today, we begin our series on creating order mentally and physically to help get yourself and your family out of overwhelm mode.
The first step in putting together a system that works for you is to figure out how you best function with organizing information. It doesn’t matter how good a system is, if it doesn’t function in the way you best function, it will likely be of no help to you. You won’t be prone to use it, and it will set you back to square one.
Do you do best using paper and pencil? Cell phone? Laptop? Desktop? A combination? Something with cross-platform functionality? What type of a system are you most prone to use and stick with?
Personally, I needed something that I could access from a laptop, desktop or cell phone to make things function best for myself. In order to accomplish that, I used a program called Asana. It has a website that I can access from any laptop or desktop, and a cell phone app that is easy to use so I have it on the run, too. It’s free, I’ve used it for several years and it has been very reliable.
Today, decide how you best organize information and pick a notebook, app or website to help you begin your organizational journey. On Monday, we will look at the next step in organizing- emptying your brain. Don’t forget, if you’d like to join in on the discussion, join our Facebook Group.
Photo credit- From Chaos to Order by Sebastien Weirtz on Flickr