I am actually going to share 2 tips today that I have for leading a more organized life.
- Ask God for help!! Philippians 4:13 says: " I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." In the first chapter of James we are told that if we lack wisdom we should ask of God who gives generously to all. We also find in the Bible that one of the fruits of the Spirit is Self -Control (a very necessary part of getting organized I think).
I feel very strongly that you don't want to attempt getting organized on your own - you want God's help. But then, I feel very strongly that you shouldn't attempt to go through any of life on your own - you need God's help! God through His word and the Holy Spirit that He sends to live in Christians can help us so much in all of life's challenges!
- Visualize yourself as organized. I know this sounds kind of silly but it did really help me a lot. I read this idea in a book this summer (one from the library that I can't remember the name of) and I put it into practice and I found it to be very helpful.
The things is we often have perceptions about our self. Some of mine were that I am a procrastinator and that I just can't keep an organized desk. Silly I know but those were traits that I had had for quite some time and I had a hard time seeing that changing. The book suggested imagining life being the way I would like it to be (with a clean desk, and not being a procrastinator for example) and how that would work out and then work towards that goal truly believing that it could happen.
I truly have found this idea to be a blessing. These last few months have been one of changes for me in how I get things done. Life was pretty good before but I am loving life with having a cleaner house, getting things done on a better schedule and not feeling as stressed. Ken (who is very organized and bothered by clutter) has been noticing and enjoying the change as well. It isn't like everything changed all at once but things have been gradually getting better and being able to change my perception of myself was a blessing.
I hope these tips might help you as well. I would love to hear your thoughts on these ideas as well as any other tips you might have.