Top Organisation Tips for 2024

Published by Amber Needham
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Top Tips for Organisation in 2024

With 2024 just beginning, leveraging the start of the year to cultivate positive habits is instrumental in enhancing both your personal and professional life. A pivotal way in achieving this is through working on organisational skills, as learning these are crucial to help stay productive. Proficient organisational skills not only aid with problem-solving, fortify improve working relationships, improves your time-management skills and alleviate stress. These advantages highlight the importance of incorporating effective organisational strategies into your routine and this blog provides the answer the question: what are some manageable steps you can take to help get on track for 2024?

1: Digital Declutter

Embarking on a digital declutter is a foundational step for those wanting to get organised in 2024. One way to start is by going through your computer and organising your files, deleting any that you don’t need. Emails are another area that can easily get cluttered, unsubscribing from any mailing lists you no longer use, setting up specific folders to categorise incoming mail, deleting unwanted emails are a great way to start the year 2024. Finally, and arguably most important as it’s used so regularly is cleaning out your phone. By turning off unimportant notifications, removing any unused apps, old text messages, notes you no longer use and old photos. The digital decluttering process not only enhances productivity by minimizing distractions but also contributes to improved mental wellbeing.

2: List your 2024 Goals

The beginning of a new year provides an opportune moment to outline your objectives for the upcoming year. Research substantiates that individuals who set goals are ten times more likely to achieve them, with a 42% higher likelihood for those who commit their goals to writing. Taking the time to sit down and focus on both personal and professional goals can help trigger new behaviours to encourage you to focus on what’s important to you. Employing the SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Based) goal-setting framework further enhances the efficacy of goal setting. For a guide on effective goal setting, refer to our blog post on 'Top Tips for Goal Setting.'

3: Eat the Frog

The term Eat the Frog is a concept from Brian Tracy’s book called Eat That Frog’ which is the idea that if you have a long list of tasks to complete each day, doing the hardest task first thing in the morning will help you feel accomplished and therefore able to keep going throughout the day. This strategy is valuable as it stresses the time to focus when your productivity can be at its highest – first thing in the morning. As well as this it helps you evaluate and prioritise your tasks, setting you up for a positive day and ensuring a sense of achievement following completion.

4: Time Block

Implementing the time-blocking technique involves allocating distinct blocks of time throughout the day to specific tasks or goals. Each block is dedicated solely to its designated purpose, enhancing focus and efficiency. For instance, mornings may be reserved for 'eating the frog,' midday for lunch, afternoons for meetings, and the remaining time for planning future endeavours. This flexible method accommodates diverse responsibilities, fostering a structured approach to daily activities.

By incorporating these refined organizational strategies into your routine, you can foster a more efficient, focused, and goal-oriented approach to the challenges and opportunities that 2024 presents.

Organisation Tips for 2024