How to Get Organized
Organization is essential for success because it gives you more control over your time. I value organization but I still suck at staying organized. There are days when I have woken up hours late for work or driven to the wrong location for a meeting because I didn't plan ahead or write the details down. In order to combat my poor organization skills, I use these 4 tools to get my life together:
1. Google Calendar
Google calendar is a life saver because it automatically connects to my iPhone and my MAC book so I get multiple notifications for work, events, holidays and birthdays. It is sometimes annoying to have so many reminders go off on multiple devices but trust me I need it.
2. Sticky Notes
I place sticky notes on my desk and walls at home keep a running list of things I need to complete like chores or reminders. Sometimes I add sticky notes to things I've already written in my journal or planner. I also use sticky notes on my MAC book; there is a thing called Stickies on the MAC that is permanently on my desktop, reminding me of tasks I need to complete at work or for my blog.
3. Wall Calendar
I get those cute calendars from Target and pin it up on my wall next to my table. I recommend writing weekly tasks on a monthly calendar. Having a visual of what your daily tasks is helpful for planning. You will be surprised how quickly the month goes by so organizing your tasks by weeks is critical.
As a visual person, I need color coded and visually stimulating planners to keep my attention. Planners are useful for people who like to write things down all in one place. I struggle with planners because I forget to check them even after I've written things down, but for some, planners are the perfect tool for staying organized. I recommend getting an affordable calendar and if it works for you, upgrade to a more expensive yearly planners that has stickers, quotes and all the works in it.
I hope these tools help you stay organized