I’m going to be honest guys…..I REALLY struggle with organization. Most days it’s a little difficult for me to know where I’m supposed to be and when I’m supposed to be there. In fact, in the past I’ve been the sticky not queen to try to keep myself in order. That is until the sticky notes started taking over my home! So one of my resolutions for the new year is to get organized in an EFFECTIVE way! What does that mean? Well to start with it means that my home does not look like a sticky note exploded in it. On top of that it means discovering easy ways to organize my life that help keep everyday simple and on track.
To start with, I’m learning how to say NO to many things. I used to believe that if there was a 30 minute lull in my calendar in between activities, something could fit there. The end result of this was simply feeling disorganized because I was on the go all the time. So this year I’m figuring in time to get to places, to breath and just to relax. For me, this means actually adding them to the calendar. It means figuring out how long it takes to get from one activity to the next and factoring in that time on my calendar. That way I’m not always arriving late and feeling super unorganized.
Next, I’m making a master list for my life. It’s helping me to take a look at the things that are important to me and then things that can go….and there are lots of them! Whether it’s a daily list or a yearly list, it’s easy to feel more organized when you remove the items that are causing you to feel like life is spinning out of control. It’s important to remember that YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING! Prioritize the things that are the most important and achieve those. Let the rest go. I guarantee you’re life will feel much more organized.
Once I’ve cut the things in my life that aren’t essential, I’m also getting rid of the clutter. There is no reason in the world for one mom to have 15 calendars….and yet I do! I have one for work, one for school, one for after school activities….you get the point. But the problem is, none of these calendars are linked up in any way, meaning that while I’m well scheduled in each of them, I’m also overscheduled when they are all put together. It means I miss one appointment because I am going to another. So this year I’m going to be simplifying and combining my busy schedules to one that is manageable.
After I cut the clutter, I’m asking for help (you guys, this is SOOO hard for me). I’m pulling in every member of the family and assigning tasks and chores. I’m asking my kids to pack their own sports bags. I’m asking the hubby to pick up our oldest on the days when the youngest has gymnastics. By delegating tasks that I really don’t HAVE to do, I’m being able to find more time in my day to do the things that I do!
Finally, I’m finding a more effective way to stay organized on the go. Remember all those calendars I told you about? Combining them all into a digital version on a tablet that I can take with me makes staying organized so much easier! I can set reminders, merge calendars for different accounts and even share them with the rest of the family. Taking my busy life digital has been by far the best way to keep things organized!
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