This is not about beating you until you give up your bad habits, but I want to show that some bad habits can make you unorganized. However, it is possible to break habits of unorganized people. You can’t expect to change overnight, it is a slow process but if you work on it daily you will notice a difference in the skills that will help you become more organized. It isn’t an easy process and sometimes things can happen that are beyond your own control, however, it is important to work through these, finding ways to become more organized in your daily life.
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5 Habits Of Unorganized People
These habits of unorganized people can take away the control they have and some are difficult to deal with, some are harder, but what is important to remember is that it is possible to take back control and banish the habits that make our lives more difficult.
A Life Changing Event
A life event can change a person and how they deal with a situation, it could be the birth of a child, an episode of depression or even the death of a loved one.
This can and will have an effect on the way they manage with different situations. It is important to work through the feelings, problems, and life changing events, making changes each day until you are able to take back control of your home.
It might take weeks or months, but taking one day at a time will help you focus on the tasks that you need to and put systems back in place that will help you organize your life.
Rebelling Against The System
Rebelling against a system, often this happens when a person surrounded by organization and order and wants to find a way to rebel; they do everything in their power to seem unorganized.
This is perhaps the most difficult one to deal the person has to feel that they want to change, that they want to live a more organized life. Without the person, wanting to put the effort in, nothing will change. It could be a phase, a way to express themselves, but without the desire to change, it is difficult.
Sometimes, the rebelling takes over and the idea to become organized is not something they are able to deal with alone. This might need outside help to help to take back control.
Over-commitment, this is something that many people really struggle with, they are unable to say no and this can lead to someone who is constantly chasing their tail, they just have too much to do.
The simple way to solve this is to learn to say no, it is one of the most difficult things to do and yet if you take on too much you don’t accomplish anything and often it is your family that suffers the most.
Look at what time you have available and the things you need to do, if you want a life you have to learn to say ‘no’ to things that you can’t possibly fit into your day.
Peer Pressure Creates Disorganized People
Social and peer pressure plays an important part in the lives of unorganized people. We’re bombarded with advertisements and ways to buy more goods than we could want; this leads to clutter in our homes, we just don’t know what to do with all the stuff and it can make our homes cluttered and it is then impossible to find anything that you might want or need.
The solution to this unorganized problem is stop being influenced by items you don’t need, want or can afford.
Try creating a budget and avoid the situations where you spend money on items that you don’t need. Unorganized habits form when we have too many items in our homes and we don’t throw away or repurpose the items that we already own.
You Don’t Know How To Organize Your Life
You live a life in chaos because you just don’t know what to do or how. If no one has ever explained how to organize your life and your home, how will you ever move forward into an organized life?
You need to learn what it means to organize your home and your life.
Breaking habits of unorganized people is difficult if they are unsure what an organized life is and what it means to have your items put away, a schedule for all of your appointments if no one has ever shown them.
Try reading articles about being organized, I wrote a great one called 5 Tips To Help You Stay Organized, click the link to read.
I love this book and when I was going through depression it helped me develop skills to rediscover my organization.
These habits of unorganized people are difficult, they all offer their own challenges and it is important that you put the time and effort in to change your lives. Surprisingly with a more organized life, you will have more time to do the things that you want. When you have all the systems in place that make running your home and life a lot easier and a lot less stressful you will see the full benefit of living an organized life.
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What is your best tip to help an unorganized person?