What keeps you up at night and stressing during the daylight hours? If you’re like many Americans, it’s home organization, or more likely, the lack of it.
According to a 2013 Huffington Post survey, 47% of recently stressed Americans say that they worry that their home isn’t clean or organized enough. (The other top stressors including worrying about weight, paying bills, and being more “productive.”)
Those piles of papers, the forgotten extra soccer practice last week, the cluttered kitchen table, the messy “junk room” that should have been cleared out last month: they are all having an effect on your well-being and your productivity. We all know how difficult it can be to tidy up – between work, cooking dinner, homework, and just taking a little time to watch your latest show on Netflix—we’re all short on time. We get it!
But here’s the thing – the survey also found that stressors like disorganization cause the biggest stress of all – not sleeping enough. And when you’re overtired from lack of sleep, all bets are off—nothing is going to get accomplished with full attention and joy.
Moving from the stress of disorganization into the clarity of organization is like peeling the layers from an onion—it can happen in tiny increments and still get you closer to where you want to be. It really doesn’t take too much time, but the benefits can be enormous. As Benjamin Franklin said, “For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.”
Getting organized now can instantly reduce your stress. How awesome would that feel?
A great way to start is by using an online organizer. We all know the best way to commit to a task–especially something you’re procrastinating–is to schedule it and set a reminder. Because we never know where we’ll be when the task comes to light, having the option of an integrated mobile app is crucial.
If you’re part of a busy family, your path to organization can be made much easier if you family members are looped in.
Bievo makes it easy for families to schedule, plan, communicate, and stay connected. On your desktop or on your phone, Bievo gives you one centralized view of your calendars, task lists, contacts, and more! Family members can send reminders, create task lists, save important information and share contacts and calendars, securely and ad-free. By keeping you organized and informed, Bievo let’s you spend your time on the things that matter most to you.