Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Organize Yourself



If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I'm reading Organize Now!by Jennifer Ford Berry.  I know we can all use a little more organization in our lives, so I wanted to share my journey with you - and you can join me if you'd like! 


The book is divided into sections, such as "Organize Your Personal Spaces" and "Organize Your Storage Areas."  I'm currently working on "Organize Yourself."  To be completely honest, I was going to skip this part (shame on me, I know) but it actually has some really great tips!  Here are some of my favorites:

1.  Start your day by jotting down a short To Do list.  This will free your brain up from the burden of trying to remember everything.  Divide your list into the following 3 sections: tasks that need to be done today, this week, and in the future.

2.  Schedule more "me time."  Schedule some time into each day to do something you love. So true ... I know all of us could use this!

3.  Buy one daily planner and use it for both work and your personal life.  My personal favorite planner is this one by Create 365.  And it has tons of cute stickers and inspirational quotes to keep it fun.  I recently read over on another favorite organizing blog that I should try the Google calendar app.  Anyone used it?

4.  Clean one room or complete one household chore each day.  This keeps you from spending your entire weekend cleaning your house.

5.  Write down what your priorities in life are and make sure you are devoting your time where it matters.  A quote from the book is "If you don't decide what they {your priorities} are, others will decide for you."  This made me realize that I spend entirely too much time cleaning my home and doing other things that I don't enjoy (and that don't really matter in the grand scheme of things), but I don't spend nearly enough time actually doing things I enjoy.



Do you have any tips for organizing yourself, either mentally or physically?  Has anyone else read this book?  If not, join me and let's do this together!  Thanks for stopping by!

xo,
Ashley


15 comments:

  1. wow i love how helpful these are! I just started using planner and they are truly amazing!
    XO JNESS
    jenessasheffield

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    1. Hi Jness - so glad you found the post helpful! Planners are a lifesaver for me. I would be lost without one!

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  2. Love these notes, so helpful! I really gotta get myself a planner!

    Love,
    Olivia A.
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    1. Hi Olivia,

      Yes, you totally do! I couldn't function without mine!

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  3. I’m a sucker for a great planner and make a to-do list each day to keep me on track!

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    1. Hi Ashley,

      Same here! I would get so overwhelmed without a list to help break down what needs done each day. Have a wonderful week!

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  4. First off, I need to let you know how much I love your hand writing :) I used to be really good at sticking to a set schedule and jotting everything down and then I got married, haha! I don't know, for some reason after I got married, I haven't been as good at keeping track of everything in one place, such as in a planner. I definitely need to try and get back on track, as they really do help make the day less stressful! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having a great day so far, girlie!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    1. Awww thanks Jalisa! You are so sweet. I NEED my planner and to-do list each day. I would be lost without them!

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  5. Very helpful post
    Thanks for sharing
    xx
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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you found it helpful!

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  6. Let me know when you're in Chicago... we can meet up for a coffee or lunch!!


    Amber
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