Re: The concept of being organized/having your ducks in a row?
Here are some tips that help me:
I have a calendar on my phone. I also have a reminders app that is basically digital lists that I can't live without. On this app I have a things to do today list, a things I want to do that doesn't have to be right away. A shopping list for groceries that I add to when I see I'm missing something.
I have a "get the house back to basic" printed off paper that includes things we have to do before we go to bed. (Bc I can't wake up to mess). It's basically put away stuff, dishes in dishwasher and run it. Wipe down countertops, sweep/vacuum main area, fold blankets.
At night I have my nighttime routine, shower, skincare, pajamas, lay out clothes for morning, sleepytime tea and I relax and look through my to do lists and calendars and add what I have to do tomorrow to my list. So I feel very organized.
When I wake up, I make myself coffee, put away the dishes, put the news on and drink my coffee and look at my to-do-list and prepare mentally for the day.
So I constantly check off my lists as I do them. It helps me stay focus and it's nice to "reward" to see my list getting smaller and smaller and it gives me motivation.
I think starting each day fresh and with a clean house makes a huge difference. You shouldn't start the day with things you should of taken care of yesterday.