Being organized can help you feel happier, healthier, and more relaxed, while disorganization can lead to an increased stress level and depression. Clutter leads to heightened stress levels. So, not only is decluttering office spaces and storage rooms a relaxing task, but it can also provide a better understanding of inventory and space requirements.
When you prioritize organization, you give yourself time to focus on what really matters, like your daily schedule and tasks. This allows you to concentrate on what needs to be completed that day, instead of where you put the tools and materials you need to finish the items on your to-do list.
Organization creates a calm mind which brings answers to the forefront of a problem. Here at The Township Senior Living, Plant Operations is focusing on lowering our stress with better organization to create improved productivity.
TELS, our work order reporting system, is a great tool to help stay organized and for reminding me of things that need to be completed. I can use it to prioritize all my work orders, manage building tasks, assets, and monitor compliance and performances.
Clutter isn’t always bad, one study showed messy desks can make us more creative. The findings suggested neat, ordered environments make us more likely to conform to expectations and play it safe, while messy ones move us to break with the norm and look at things in a new way. That being said, my state of mind is about the same whether my space is organized or not, but I do understand why organization is so important.
My tool cart is a mess and it's hard to try and keep it organized and that does give me some stress. My office is always the "catch all" in the building, meaning when someone decides they don't have room for something, it usually winds up in my office. So, it's not so easy to keep everything organized, but I never give up.
No matter what your job or occupation, the time spent managing your workspace and work area will pay off greatly with reduced anxiety and greater yield.