Podcast Episode 133 — How to Stay Organized When You’re Busy

Here are a few ways to help.

Lisa Sealey
3 min readNov 13, 2023
Photo by Marissa Grootes on Unsplash

Today I want to talk about how to stay organized when you’re busy.

We’re all busy; that seems to be the normal state for everyone today. While being busy isn’t necessarily bad, it can cause you to lose focus and become disorganized. Here are some tips to help you stay organized:

Create routines.

Creating and keeping routines is essential if you want to stay organized. For example, if you have a routine of putting your keys in the same place each time you come home, you won’t have to waste time looking for them. Similarly, if you have a routine of cleaning up the kitchen after dinner, you won’t have to worry about it in the morning when trying to make breakfast and lunches and get out the door on time.

You can create routines for just about anything. Go through your day and see where you could implement one or two.

Use lists.

I’m not just talking about to-do lists. I’m talking about the little things. You do not want to rely on your memory when you’re very busy. You’ll definitely forget something. Ask me how I know.

Use your phone or a notebook to write down things you need to remember, whether it’s something from the…



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