Being Organized at an Early Age
Learning to be organized at a young age, I believe, would be very beneficial for everyone. We send our kids off to school and half of what they are learning has nothing to do with life skills. Being organized is not just about having an organized space. Its an actual way of life, a belief system, and it could greatly help in so many ways. There are many wonderful positives that come out of being organized, I will go over a few of them below.
Just like teaching our kids the value of heathy eating, being organized has a lot of value as well. When you are organized, the day opens up for you. You feel lighter, more in control, and more on task. This is because that nagging feeling of chaos most disorganized people feel, does not affect you. Therefore, you learn be more clam and collected which of course transfers into adulthood. When a child knows how to be organized, they achieve a feeling accomplishment. It may be subconscious, but when things are put away, our laundry is done, or rooms are clean, and the tasks are complete, it provides us all with a sense of calm.
Knowing how to achieve this at an early age is crucial because everything becomes more enjoyable. You have more time to play, to laugh, to think, to simply enjoy all the things. Lots of kids are super messy and this is because they are brought up in that type of environment. The parents that don’t see the value in being organized can’t possibly teach their children the value. This worlds chaotic, and our kids feel the brunt of it, whether they realize it or not. Just like cooking is a life skill, being organized is as well.
Unfortunately, it isn’t main stream to be organized. Its only become more popular over recent years. The stigma being that we have to have TIME to be organized. This simply isn’t the case! If we WERE organized, we would have more TIME!
I can’t tell you the amount of clients I have that always talk to me about their lack of time. I get it, their spaces have gotten so out of control that it really is time consuming to get it all organized. Imagine if they knew from an early age, the steps they would need to take in order to be organized from the very beginning. Yes, some type A personalities are more inclined to be neat and organized, but it still a skill that can be taught.
A lot of kids struggle with ADHD, esp in this generation. I think it has a lot to do with sensory overload. They are so stimulated by so much information that their minds simply can’t process it all. It can be overwhelming to be a kid in this day and age. I truly believe that our mental health can greatly improve if our environment was more peaceful and calm. Same goes for our children. Meditation, yoga, exercise, healthy eating, and being organized all have a huge impact on our overall well being. If our kids were taught the value in all of these things, their adult lives would benefit greatly.
I believe being organized adds to the success of any person. You can be super smart, but if you aren’t able to organize your thoughts, or your spaces, how will you convey your message to the outside world? Being organized gives you an edge that you can use to your advantage. Knowing how to stay on task, achieving time management, creating a sense of overall calm; these all come with huge rewards and huge benefits. We could all benefit from learning these types of skills at an early age and bringing them with us into adulthood.