Today, I wanted to share some organizing tips that I have been starting this year and it has really been helping me with keeping up with deadlines, bills, goals, and eating habits. These are all pretty self-explanatory and easy pointers, but they are also extremely helpful. It just takes some motivation and a positive attitude 🙂
- I purchased a desk calendar from Target last month and not only is it cute, but also convenient. I keep this propped up on my desk so I always have my eye on it. I like actual tangible calendars instead of digital ones on my Mac or phone because the process of actually writing down each event helps my memory. It’s also satisfying to cross off each event. I put down bill due dates, upcoming events, and work deadlines. If you are a person in need of some organizing in your life, I highly suggest a big desk calendar to help you see your life in a month.
Yep! Post-its are my life. They come in different colors, shapes, and sizes and are simple to use. I have them all over my cork board at work. Post-its are used as little reminders for me like pending grocery lists, calls that I should make that day, etc…After you finish, you just toss it and that is one less thing of your list!
3. Pens are important to me. I have always loved pens and have been pretty picky with what kind of pens I use as well haha. The paper mate .5 gel pens are thin, inky, and perfect for writing on thin paper like post-its and notebooks. Sharpie pens come in a variety of colors and are so perfect for organizing a calendar. Color-coding is my thing 🙂 Last, but definitely not least, Pigma micron pens are pricey but the bomb! They contain archival ink that is fade-proof and water resistant. They also come in precise sizes and helps you squeeze in those little extra reminders in your planner. Once again, I always find writing to be the best way to organize my life so the pens I use matter haha.
4. I use this lined notebook for one particular thing: food planning/food diary. I started this around a year ago and will be continuing this year. In this book, I plan my meals every week and it forces me to eat home-made foods instead of eating out. It takes a lot of self-discipline and motivation. This organizing tip is, of course, for people who want to eat healthier or keep track of what they are consuming I used to use food apps on my iPhone but nothing worked better but seeing my own handwriting and flipping through all the crap I used to it eat before. It’s a really accomplishing feeling!
5. Most laptops and desktops come with built-in reminder notes or stickies. The Mac stickies allow you to customize the size, font, and color and are super easy to use. I personally only use these as extra reminders for when I’m working at a Starbucks or away from my desk where everything normally is. This is also for people who like to digitally organize better than actually writing stuff.
6. Sticking to it.
This is my biggest tip. Sticking to staying consistently organized will only make your life easier: definitely worked with me! It’s simple to start but difficult to maintain and that’s when motivation plays a huge factor. Numerous amounts of calendars, post-its galore, and an endless amount of reminders mean nothing if you do not stick with it. It took me a long time to find my personal, comfortable, and useful way of organizing my life but it’s worth it! I hope this helps anyone out there who wants to begin or are having trouble with organization. Again, these are my personal tips and I hope it helps any of ya’ll!! Good luck ❤
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