Five days into January and I am dominating (some of) my resolutions! I’m currently reading The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, which I got for Christmas, and I just booked a trip to Austin with my sister. Life is good! And since I am working so hard to make 2016 the best year yet, I have to work just as hard to keep myself organized.
I am one of those people that has to write things down several times so that I don’t forget them. I have found a few different ways to keep track of things so that I can stay on target and show up to places when I am supposed to.
- Weekly calendar: I found this at Target at the end of last year and I LOVE this thing. It is great for big picture items, like meetings and things that I know that I have to do throughout the week. I love the sidebar where I can put a to-do list and a quote to keep me motivated during the week.
- Planner: I use this Kate Spade planner for more personal, more detailed reminders. Things like birthdays and anniversaries as well as travel plans and social events. More than anything, I just love the way this planner looks, and sometimes you need things like that. Whatever it takes to get you to actually use something!
- Post-Its: I love post-its. I am working so hard to get through this stack because the middle post-its are grey, which is one of my favorite colors. I use these to stick on my computer monitor or my desk, somewhere where I am not going to miss it, for things that have to get done that day. There is something so satisfying about being able to cross things off your to-do list. It really makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something.
- Smart Phone: If it’s not in my phone calendar, it doesn’t exist. As soon as I make plans with someone, it has to go in my phone, otherwise I will most likely forget that I made plans and double book myself. I know, I’m the worst. It’s the one thing that is almost always on me, and I tend to make plans when I’m already out, so it’s a great way for me to be able to make definite plans with friends and work.
Those are the tools that I am using to keep myself organized! Is there a specific method that you use? Let me know in the comments below!