Wikipedia quotes that Learning style is an individual’s natural or habitual pattern of acquiring and processing information in learning situations. One of the most common categorizations of learning styles is Neil Fleming’s VARK/VAK model, which includes:
- Visual learners
- Auditory learners
- Reading-writing preference learners
- Kinesthetic or tactile learners.
We cover a lot of different styles of learning in our programs. We know a lot of you love keeping journals, writing checklists or using your iPhone apps to help you stay organized. And it was interesting to see the replies to one of our Facebook posts last week when asked : If you could give three pieces of ‘organization’ advice to your children what would they be?
So it got me thinking, what is the best way to learn to be organized?
If you’re struggling with staying organized, consider which category of learning category you belong to.
For example: Do you:
- place post -it notes around the house to help remind you to do things, or colour code your filing system?
- like to set your phone alarm to remind you of daily tasks? Or while your doing your tasks you prefer music or noise in the background.
- like to write a task to-do list and check it off as each one is completed?
- keep items in places of association? For example, cook books remain in the kitchen because this is where you will use them.
Perhaps your approach to tackling the never-ending quest for organization needs to be tweaked to gain a more successful outcome. I’d love to hear your thoughts!