I've taken organization to a whole new level. I have three agendas on my desk right, and that's not even including my phone calendar and my "This Week” Anthropologie notepad.
I love organization. I love color-coding. I love it all. However, some people do not share the same adoration for organization as I do.
Don't get me wrong, my bed is never made and my room sometimes falls out of place, but as far as planning things out goes, I live by my agenda.
Some people may disagree with me and say that just because it works for me, doesn't mean it'll work for everybody. That very well may be true.
Here are seven reasons why I still venture to argue that in the long run, being overly organized is far better than not being organized at all:
1. Being Hyper Organized Let's You Write Everything Down
With my three agendas I can write down all of the little tasks I have to do, and emails I have to send, as they hit my thought process. This way, I don't forget about the little things later on.
It's a huge time-saver, and I don't get the “I know I'm forgetting something but what” as often. By writing the little things down you get everything done that you need to get done.
2. You Don't Forget Important Things
You know that big test you just realized was a few days away? Or the huge deadline you forgot was tomorrow? Newsflash: You wouldn't have forgotten them if you were more organized. By marking everything down you know what is coming and when.
You won't be stuck cramming things in because you forget about them, and you'll have time to accordingly plan your big projects in an effort to get them done earlier.
3. You Don't Overcommit Yourself
When you're organized you know what you can and cannot do. You know how much time you have for clubs and organizations outside of your main work routine, and you know your limit to stop.
This is efficient because you won't find yourself being caught overcommitting to multiple organizations that you just don't have the time for.
4. You Don't Under-Commit Either
With that being said, by being organized, you can also know if you have time left to get more involved in an organization or new activity.
You can allow time to challenge yourself, and start new things, without feeling like you're supposed to be doing something else.
5. You Know What To Expect
You know what's coming so you're not hit with any surprises. You know when to plan ahead accordingly, how to properly budget your money and, most importantly, you don't forget birthdays.
If nothing else on this list makes you change your mind, this one should. A world without scrambling to get a birthday gift or money together for rent, doesn't that sound amazing?
6. You Know You Can Spontaneously Say Yes To Anything
When you're super organized you don't have to double and triple check your schedule before saying yes to something.
You know your schedule, and whether or not you can do something, so when an opportunity arises you can always say yes and take the spontaneous risk.
7. You're Calmer
In the end, being hyper-organized just really makes you calmer.
In general, when you're calm you're not overwhelmed and you can do things you want with more joy, more focus and much less worry.
Being hyper-organized can sometimes become a lot, especially if you're like me and own three different planners. However, in the end, it's worth it because your life becomes a little cleaner.
Thanks to my planners, I spend less time trying to remember what I need to do and more time living my life. Being hyper-organized is so worth it.