The Benefits of Staying Organized
Updated: Aug 21, 2022
There are countless benefits of staying organized. It not only gives us mental clarity but can help us be more productive and feel more happy.
Being organized reduces stress
The effects of stress can be vast. It can affect not only the mind, but the body and how a person shows up in the world. Philippians 4:6 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Eliminating clutter from your physical environment as well as your daily schedule reduces stress and enables you to better focus on God and his vision for your life.
Being organized saves time and increases productivity
An organized space allows you to focus on the task at hand and reduce distractions. Not only that, having an organized space allows you to locate things quickly. Surveys have shown that we spend a lot of time looking for items that have been misplaced. Even though it may take some time to declutter and organize our space, it’s an integral part of boosting your productivity. Consider it a gift to your future self!
It’s easier to track and execute tasks when they’re written down. Our Purposely Organized planner is the perfect solution to keep you on track.
We also have a digital version of the Purposely Organized planner:
Being organized can improve your relationships
Relationships are essential to a joyful and full life. Being organized with your time allows you to schedule time for building and maintaining these relationships; especially your relationship with God.
If you plan to invite your friends and family to your house, it may also be a good idea to have a clean and organized home that is welcoming.
Being organized allows you to get more rest
Having a schedule (and sticking to it) allows you to get the most out of the 24 hours in a day. Scheduling your daily tasks is great but scheduling rest is just as important. Rest is a gift from God. In Matthew 11:28 He says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” He is inviting us to rest in Him every day and at any time. However, if we are not intentional and organized with our time, resting may seem less feasible.
Being organized creates a sense of overall well being
Sometimes we get caught up in all the different areas of life and have very little time to spend time with God, the people who matter most and do our favorite things. Organization promotes healthier habits that will increase your energy levels, boost relationships and free up time to do what you enjoy most.
Prioritizing organization is prioritizing a life of rest as we rely on God’s strength and guidance to remain productive.