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7 Ways to Stay Organized at Work

Keep track of your tasks with these tips

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Photography: Rene Mejia | Unsplash (Main Photos)

It's easy to get stressed out by the amount of work you need to finish within a day. Thankfully, there are several ways to make sure you stay on top of your responsibilities so you can maximize your time wisely. Here are easy ways to stay organized so you can have a productive day:

1. Make a list of your tasks


Writing down all the things that you need to do or accomplish within the day is a good way to know which tasks need to be prioritized. A planner or a calendar can be helpful in doing this, or even just a simple Post-it placed somewhere in your workspace where you can see it right away.

2. Plan out your day

Once you know what you need to finish, allot specific periods of time during the day during which you will do certain tasks, one per period. Be sure to take into consideration the magnitude of that task, as well as approximately how much time you will need to do it. This can help you avoid multitasking, which can only stress you out more.

3. Chop up big tasks into smaller chunks

Though work can be overwhelming at times, it is still important to be aware of your limits. When you are faced with a big task, divide it into smaller chunks to decrease the pressure and to allow you to focus on what you need to do.


4. Keep your workspace neat and orderly

Too much clutter in your workspace can make you feel more swamped with work. Every now and then, make sure to clear out your space: throw out your trash, organize your files using folders or file boxes, and keep your supplies in one place. A neat workspace can help you be more efficient and focused to finish the task at hand.

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5. Make your space work for you

Aside from throwing out unnecessary clutter, it might also be helpful to decorate your workspace with things that can give you energy and motivation. Consider displaying photos of your loved ones, cute knickknacks, or even a small indoor plant. Just make sure that whatever décor you use will not cause you to be distracted.


6. Keep your phone hidden

In the age of the Internet when it seems everyone is online, social media can be a cause of distraction. Before you start working, turn off your phone or at least get rid of any pop-up notifications, so you won’t be tempted to open any of your social media accounts. Save that for your break time or for when you get home.

7. Take breaks

Include short breaks in your plan for the day. Taking some time away from work can be helpful and allow you to refresh your mind, so you are reenergized when you continue working. Use your breaks to grab a snack, enjoy a cup of coffee, or to catch up with your officemates.

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