People who have good organizing skills have simply developed habits that allow them to be prepared. For example, if you know that you are going to change your batteries when you change your clocks, you’ll make sure you have the batteries on hand.
In addition, people who have good organizing skills reduce the stress in their lives. If you link making lunch for the next day to cleaning up at night, you won’t have to scramble in the morning when you feel tired and rushed.
Being organized is not about tidiness; however, if you link putting everything away before you leave work at the end of the day, you’ll be ready the next day to be productive from the start. What other behaviors can you change by linking to an external event?