Good organizational skills provide structure and create a semblance of order. They also help us cope with sensory overload caused by an endless stream of information to process and decisions to make.

Organizational skills applied toward planning each day insures more productivity and offers more sense of control, and are vital when working on large or time-consuming projects. Thinking about them in their entirety can be overwhelming and discouraging. However, using organizational skills to break down large projects into smaller more manageable pieces (i.e. organizing them) they don’t seem to be as difficult to achieve. Finally, organizational skills are about having “a place for everything and everything is in its place”. When this has been mastered time isn’t wasted trying to find a misplaced recent bank statement or last year’s tax return because they are in their proper place. Conversely, when a bank statement arrives in the mail or when the tax return has been completed, they are put away immediately.