Finding Organization in The New Year

January 18, 2019

Finding Organization in The New Year

In our modern society there are many variables to consider and coordinate when scheduling your day-to-day tasks. I recommend these tips to create more order in your life and allow you to enjoy a less stressful daily existence.

Paper Planner

I use a paper planner to write down all of my to-dos, appointments, due dates, etc. I know that many rely on digital calendars, but physically writing it down embeds that information into my memory. Surprisingly I am less likely to lose a physical calendar whereas a digital calendar I might incorrectly enter a date or time or just forget to check it. I like this method as it allows me to hold myself accountable for self care (yoga) and for scheduling things on time. Make a list of items that need to be done weekly, monthly, or yearly and add them into your calendar to ensure they get done. In addition to home-based tasks, schedule check-ins with yourself to make sure that you are working towards your personal and professional goals.

Food Journaling

I like to keep a food journal within my paper planner as well. This process holds me accountable for the quantity and variety of food I eat each day. It is shocking to see what I actually consume and this journal helps me decide what is not necessary so I can make adjustments for a healthier lifestyle. Seeing this in writing allows me to recognize my eating patterns and is also helpful when making a shopping list.

Home Spaces

Have appropriate objects for the space you possess. I choose to not own furniture that does not fit in my space, regardless of my addiction to antique furniture & printed rugs. I limit furniture and household items to those that are needed, functional, fit well, and are aesthetically pleasing. I encourage you to not feel like you must fill every space in your home, it is OK to have empty closets or drawers.

Organization within Organization

I like to keep my physical space at home and at work in order, making it easy to find things I need. I love using drawer separators to organize small objects and maximize space efficiently. These can be trays, baskets or small cardboard boxes, anything that works for you. I also prefer to have a place for everything as I do not like when items are “floating” around. I recommend dedicating a “home” for every item you own. You will always know where it is when you need it. Color coding, labeling, or alphabetizing is very helpful as well when organizing multiples. Find a system that works for you and stick with it.

I hope these tips help and are easy to implement to create positive change in your life.

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