How to Get Your Life in Order in 7 Simple Steps

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Feel like you're failing at life? Here are the 7 steps to get your life in order. Get yourself organized, and enjoy a calmer, happier life.

Do you ever sort of feel…like you’re failing at life? 

You want to get yourself organized. But it all feels so chaotic that you wouldn’t even know where to start.

Well I’m here to share how to get your life in order. In 7 simple steps.

We’ll call it your blueprint to a better life.

See it’s easy to forget how much control you actually have. Improving your life is your choice.

In fact, if you start doing these 7 things, I can almost guarantee that your life will be better than it is right now.

Let’s get started!

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How to Get Your Life in Order

1. Create a designated place for things you use regularly

If you find yourself misplacing the same things over and over, it’s time to create a special spot for them.

When things have a designated space, you never have to think about where they belong. Or where the heck they went!

Routines like this definitely help keep your life in order. You don’t have to waste precious brain space remembering annoying necessities like keys and phone chargers.

I have a cute little bowl by the front door that I keep my keys in. If I’m home, my keys are in the bowl.

My phone charger is always next to the bed. I charge my phone all night while I sleep. It never runs out of battery life, and I don’t have to ever have to move (and misplace) the charging cable.

Give it a try. You might just be surprised by how much time you save when you don’t have to look for things. 

2. Write down a short to-do list the night before

Before you go to bed, write down the top 3-5 things you need to accomplish the next day.

Not 100 things. Just 3-5. To be really organized, rank them in order of importance. That way, if you only get to 2 of them, at least they’re the most important two.

You’ll sleep better because you’ve emptied your brain of those pestering to-do thoughts.

Plus, how awesome would it be to wake up feeling organized?! You’ll know exactly what it is you are meant to accomplish that day.

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Feel like you're failing at life? Here are the 7 steps to get your life in order. Get yourself organized, and enjoy a calmer, happier life.

3. Track your spending

A fundamental part of getting your life in order is keeping track of your finances.

You absolutely have to know where your money is going. If you don’t, it will disappear on you every time.

If creating a budget sounds super complicated (it’s really not), just start tracking your spending.

There are several free apps you can use, or make a simple spreadsheet. Heck, a regular old notebook works just fine too.

Every time you spend any money (cash, debit, or credit), log it in or write it down.

This one simple act will make you so much more aware of how you’re using your money.

How you spend your money is one of the biggest factors in determining your financial future.

Need help curbing your spending? Please check out the Overspending Rescue Plan.

I designed it to help you get to the root of why you overspend, and develop a life vision for you and your money.

Check out the Overspending Rescue Plan HERE

4. Create a routine to keep things tidy

It’s really difficult to feel like your life is organized when your home is messy.

Maybe you even feel like keeping it tidy is impossible.

But again, simple routines are the difference between chaos and order.

You make a ton of tiny choices all day long. To leave the dirty dishes on the table…or to put them in the sink…or to put them in the dishwasher.

People with tidy homes put them in the dishwasher. 

It doesn’t take any longer than putting them in the sink. And only a moment longer than leaving them on the table.

In order to prevent long tidying sessions, just start putting things away when you’re done using them.

To create a simple tidying routine, check out my post on 6 simple things to do everyday to keep your house clean with minimal effort.

Feel like you're failing at life? Here are the 7 steps to get your life in order. Get yourself organized, and enjoy a calmer, happier life.

5. Take an honest look at your life and goals

If you feel like your life isn’t shaping up to be what you imagined, it’s time to take a deep look at why.

What is different about your current situation than you expected? Brainstorm some ways you can change the things you don’t like.

Imagine your dream future. In 3 years, what would you like to be different about your life?

No, I don’t mean ‘win the lottery’ delusions. Real things that you can make happen.

Set 1-2 goals for yourself for the next 30-90 days. Accomplish those smaller goals, and you will be inspired to make larger ones next.

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6. Build some ‘down time’ into your schedule

If you find that you’re always exhausted, you’re probably not giving yourself enough quiet moments of rest.

You simply cannot be ‘on’ all the time. Our world of constant distractions has made us forget what it’s like to rest and just be.

Start taking 10 minutes once or twice a day to go for a walk, read a book, or just rest your eyes. 

No scrolling social media, or watching Netflix, or checking out Amazon’s latest deals.

You will be surprised how refreshed you feel after 10 minutes of no distractions.

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Feel like you're failing at life? Here are the 7 steps to get your life in order. Get yourself organized, and enjoy a calmer, happier life.

7. Find a way to move your body more

A great way to have more energy is to start moving a lot more. Of course we know that exercise is great for your health.

It’s like a totally free, anti-aging treatment.

But it has a much bigger impact on your mood that you realize. And it doesn’t have to be something boring like walking on the treadmill (unless you like that).

Take a dance class, do a rock-climbing wall, or just take an evening walk.

After you do it a few times, you’ll even start looking forward to it!

Your body will feel more toned and tightened, and it will be your special ‘me time.’

Related: 35 Workout Motivation Tips to Kickstart Your Fitness Routine

So, ready to get your life in order?

Individually, these 7 simple actions don’t seem all that impressive. 

But once you start being a person who does all these things, you and your life will morph into something you’re proud of.

Getting yourself organized is simply a matter of a bunch of tiny choices and habits. Combined they lead to a calmer, happier life.

It’s time to take charge of yourself!

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  1. Thank you for this. I am going to try it. I have been needing to do it for a whole now but just didn’t know how to begin. Thank you.

    1. Hi Ann! Thanks for your comment. I’m happy to hear that this post may be useful in helping you know where to start. Just start with one thing at a time. Before you know it, you will feel so much more organized!

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