I would say that I am a pretty organized person. I plan things, I make lists, and I find comfort in this. I know that I shared my love for my May Book from May Designs. But, I realize that not everyone 1. Can/Wants to spend to purchase a planner or 2. Is just starting to try and get organize so they want to start somewhere. So, I thought I would share a few tips that I use both in my personal life and at work to stay organize. (When I can!) So here we go…
Calendars are a must, but cute calendars always make things easier. This one is from iMom, which is a really cute site… she has adorable calendars for the whole years. Both vertical and horizontal. I use my May Book for my personal life, and for my blog life. But for my work life… I use one of these as well as my Outlook calendar. Now, I know that some of you are thinking… this chick is CRAZY! But, I don’t obsess over it. I just find that at times with appointments, and reoccurring things that my Outlook calendar can become daunting so this is my way of putting things down where I feel like things wont be missed so easily.
I live by to-do lists! I found this one on Pinterest. It makes my life so much easier. It is basically a snap shot of my week in more detail than my calendar gives. I print one every Monday morning and just start listing out everything that needs to get done and the time frame it has to be done in. Then, at the end of each day I will check and see that everything for that day was checked off. If something is left I can just decide if it can spill over to the next day or if I need to go ahead and take care of it before I leave the office. In the Sunday/Saturday column I always have a title “On going items” this is where I list things that need to be taken care of but they are not time sensitive or things that I’m always working on.
Spend 5-10 minutes at the end of each week to clear your desk/office. Straighten things up, keeping things tidy will help with your overall productivity. If you aren’t having to dig through the same piles of paperwork or what-not everyday it can help you to accomplish more in your given time frame and to not feel some over loaded. Also, it will help your mind set on Monday morning if you don’t already start by feeling stressed the minute you walk in the door.
Well friends, I know this is a little off my normal beauty topic but that’s all I have today. Do you have things that you do to help you stay organized or prevent stress? Until next time…