Quite a few of the clients I'm currently working with are struggling with how to be more efficient in order to help them manage their stress levels. One of the perks of being a coach and helping people realize their potential is learning from them as well. When I'm with my clients, many of them value our brainstorming sessions where we explore possibilities and options. Honestly, it's one of my favorite things as well! During one of those sessions, I had an a-ha moment for myself and put it on the back burner until the client session was complete.
Upon doing a bit of internal exploration myself from my a-ha moment, I realized that I had lots of room to improve as far as being organized in my life to increase my own efficiency. I do pretty well keeping a clean inbox through my email folder system, but I realized what gets me caught up in the day-to-day are things like searching for band-aids and pain relievers in the linen closet, trying to find my favorite nuts and seeds in the pantry, or digging through the garage to find a hammer (gasp!). To that end, I set some short-term goals to get closer to my long-term goal of being more efficient.
Silly as they may seem, here they are:
1) De-clutter the hallway linen closet (DONE!)
2) Organize the kitchen pantry (DONE! See pic below)
3) De-clutter and organize the garage (ummm, not done, but definitely in progress)
It's really amazing how satisfying a few hours of sorting, tossing, and labeling can be. Simply setting aside a few hours to get this done will increase my ability to quickly grab what I need and move on to the next thing. Not to mention, it just looks great!
Consider your own life and ways that you can be more efficient. The small things can add up to the bigger picture and long-term, so what goals can you set for yourself to help you get there? I'd love to hear your ideas!