Organized happier men avoid misplacing things. You will not be happy is you lose things.
People who misplace things cannot be trusted. It is a sign of a clueless, careless, maybe even mindless person.
Keep things where they naturally belong. Looking for things or
misplacing something is so frustrating and so unnecessary. It just
doesn’t make any sense to ever misplace something. You want to just have
things where they belong; not think about where you left them. Having
to think of where you left things is one of the most unproductive uses
of time ever.
Not only is it unproductive, it’s frustrating because you are afraid it might be lost. You are not confident you will find it. You will be worried to the point of being frantic. This is a debilitating emotion.
If you misplace things, you will have you look for them and therefore, cause yourself additional worry and fear. You become a fear producing person.
Life can be difficult enough without causing needless fear by being careless.
Keep them in your pocket, purse or the same location every time.
I'm not sure why a man would take his keys out of his front pants pocket unless he is in his home and he places the keys in the same place. You are just asking for trouble.
Keep the number of keys you carry to a minimum so they easily fit in your pants pocket. I keep these keys on my chain:
That's it. I don't have a big, heavy, cumbersome key chain. Just a few plain key rings to keep these organized.
Duh. What is more important than your cash, your ID, your credit cards and insurance cards. This is something you have to be in the habit of checking on all day, all the time. It is critical that you do not lose your wallet.
It helps to have a slim wallet that fits into your front pants pocket rather than a big, thick wallet that barely fits in your rear pocket.
Know where you parked. You may need to write it down. I take a picture of the cross-street with my cell phone if I am in an unfamiliar area. Pictures work great in large parking garages.
Being a dad does not have to be stressful if you know where your kids are. When you don't, your life as a dad will suck. Keep track of them. Know where they are and what they are up to. You may need to go and get them. You may need to rescue them.
This does get easier as they grow up and show that they are responsible.
Your cell phone
Another biggie. An expensive item you use constantly filled with your personal information. It seems like no one would ever lose theirs.Especially since most people spend every waking moment tapping on and staring into their phone.
Whoever sends you the bills will be quite certain you receive it. In the mail. On-line. Sometimes both. If you get behind, they will come to your home to let you know what you owe.
So you don't have to know the actual bills.
What you do have to know is how much they are and when they are due.
Your checkbook balance
How much is in there. The amount of money you have and the knowledge of how much you have gives you enormous peace of mind.
Mindfulness is best explained by one of my favorite bloggers - Mike Cernovich at Danger and Play.