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How to Organize Your Life and Live More Graciously

Updated: May 12

Are you struggling to keep it all together? Here are 5 simple and powerful tips on how to organize your life and increase your overall well-being.

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How to Organize Your Life and Live More Graciously

Now more than ever, it is important that we learn how to organize our lives to make the most of our potential. Whether you're running your own business or juggling busy family life, it's critical to learn how to manage your free time. Gracious living is a way of life that prioritizes peace, joy, and beauty. It’s a way of life that recognizes the interconnectedness of all things and seeks to create harmony.

Having too much stuff or practicing bad habits can lead to feelings of anxiety and overwhelm.[*] When we live intentionally, we make space for what truly matters. We let go of what doesn’t serve us and make room for joy, love, and connection.

How To Organize Your Life

If you’re ready to start living a more organized life, here are a few tips to get you started:

1) Establish a Morning Routine

One of the best ways to start your day off right is to establish routines that set you up for success. This may include making your bed, meditating, working out, or eating a healthy breakfast.[*] Consider using a time tracking app to help you identify areas where you can save time. Practicing gratitude is another great way to set the tone for your day. Spend a few moments each morning thinking about things you’re thankful for. You will be able to focus on the good and begin your day with a grateful heart, resulting in increased well-being.[*]

Check out our gratitude journals and start practicing today!

To learn more about creating a morning routine, see our blog, 15 Simple Morning Routine Ideas for a Healthy Work-Life Balance.

2) Focus on an Evening Routine

Give yourself time to wind down and reflect on the good things that happened during the day. You can do this by establishing evening routines that calm your mind and body. Maybe you take a warm bath, read a book, or journal about your day. Whatever you do, make sure to include gratitude in your routine. Focusing on the positive will help you start your morning with a more positive mindset.[*]

3) Use a Planner

A big part of living an organized life is being mindful of how you spend your time. Research shows that mindfulness improves mental well-being and productivity.[*] You want to make sure you’re using your time in ways that align with your values and goals. One way to do this is to use a planner. A planner can help you keep track of important dates. It can also help you identify important tasks and areas where you may need to cut back or delegate.

Planners are a visual reminder of daily tasks and help you stay organized and work smarter. This printable daily planner page can help you keep track of your daily schedule, tasks, and critical information.

Discover more about time management in our blog post, 10 Ways to Optimize Your Time Management and Increase Productivity.

Daily planner journal to write down ways to increase productivity in your daily life

4) Set Specific Goals and Make a To-Do List To Support Them

An organized person sets personal goals and then creates a plan to achieve them.[*] Setting specific goals will help you achieve your dreams and live a more fulfilling life. Recording weekly, monthly, yearly, and quarterly goals will help you stay on track and make consistent progress. Make sure your goals are SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound.[*] Once you’ve established your goals, create to-do lists that will help you complete them. Include both big and small tasks. Having a visual representation of your to-do's will help you stay focused and motivated.

5) Plan Healthy Meals

Another way to stay organized, improve your health, and reduce stress is to plan your meals.[*] This may mean meal prepping on the weekends or simply taking the time to create a grocery list and menu for the week. Planning ahead will help you save money, eat healthily, and avoid last-minute decisions that often lead to unhealthy choices. You can store grocery shopping lists and recipes in the same place on your phone, in Google calendar, or in a weekly meal planner for easy reference.

Image of different daily harvest food bowls that you can incorporate into your daily life

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Final Thoughts About Becoming an Organized Person

Living an organized life helps you create healthy habits and focus on only what you need. A life organized is a life lived graciously.

We hope you enjoyed these organizing tips!

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Medical Disclaimer: The information on this site, including text, graphics, images, and other material, is provided solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other healthcare professional with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your specific condition.

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