Consistently cleaning up after yourself can be beneficial for yourself as well as advantageous when it comes to productivity. I’m not talking about deep cleaning your living space everyday, but more so tidying up and putting items back in their proper locations after using them. We’ll get to why this can be beneficial soon, but for now, let me ask you some questions.
- Are you making your bed each morning after waking up?
- Do you immediately fold/hang your clothes up after taking them out of the dryer?
- Do you have a home for your laptop, keys, wallet, notebooks, or any other electronics and other apparel?
- Are you cleaning your dishes shortly after eating?
- Do you have a binder for important documents or receipts?
If you aren’t doing these basic tidying up tasks, you should start today… and here’s why…
By simply doing these small, simple tasks, you are training yourself to be more disciplined. In my opinion, there is absolutely no better characteristic a person can have than to be disciplined. However, people aren’t just born with discipline, it’s a skill that must be attained, and doing these daily tasks is the first step in acquiring this skill.
Not only will consistently tidying up and cleaning your living area mold you into a discipline master, it will keep you more organized and productive than you have ever been.
If I were to take a wild guess, there have been a few times within this past year where you really, really needed to find something important right before a deadline or an appointment. This could be anything ranging from an important piece of paperwork or piece of mail, to your car keys. Well guess what? You’ll never have the problem again if you what?… You guessed it… if you consistently tidy up.
Therefore, by taking a few extra minutes for each tidying up task each day, you can end up saving yourself a lot of time in the future, saving yourself from a lot of stress and frustration in the future, and achieve the utterly important skill of discipline.
But perhaps most importantly, this simple art of tidying up can help create a balance in your life, leaving you more time for the things you love and the people you care about. So take those extra few minutes each day cleaning your living space to further organize your life and become the most productive, disciplined version of yourself!