One New Year’s resolution that always seems to make it onto everyone’s lists without ever coming to fruition is the ability to be organised. You either are organised or you’re not, it seems.
And the benefits of being an organised person are well known – they are likely to be more successful in life, earn more money, and usually have better long-term health.
So in the interest of becoming my best self and life-hacking my way into 2017, breaking down the traits of the highly organised and demystifying their seemingly near-perfect ways seems like the perfect place to start. Here are eight of the most common traits found among the highly organised.
1. They are goal setters.
Organised people love a goal more than office workers love a Friday night knock off drink. It’s something to actively work towards and usually achievable.
If you’re not organised by nature – start with something small. Getting your kids to school on time? That’s a goal. Not hitting snooze on your alarm 10 times? Absolutely counts.
Let's hear it for life administration. Image: iStock.
2. They all have lists.
Whether it’s written on a scrap of paper, buried in the notes section of their phone or simply committed to memory, the high achievers of this world regularly know what they have to get done and when its due.
That level of awareness also means organised people feel more in control of their day-to-day lives, which sounds pretty appealing to us.