How to stay Organized

5 Things I use to Stay Organized

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Staying organized is important. Everyone has their own definition or what organized looks like, but I do think staying organized help productivity.

I like to stay organized. I find that I am most productive when I know what’s next and where things are. Today I’ll be sharing ways on how to stay organized.

I want to share with you 5 things I do or I use to help me stay organized in my work whether it be my job or my hobbies. These organizational tips also help me remember things—like when my bills are due or when my campaign photo is due. They also help me to know upcoming events and prepare my schedule accordingly.

Everyone has their own tips and tricks, and I hope you will find these helpful! Don’t forget to let me know what are some of your tips to help you stay organized.

STICKY NOTES

Sticky Notes are my best friends. I find them extremely helpful because I think a lot, and sometimes I just need a simple note to jot down and idea or a date. From there, I can stick it on my desk or into my planner. They are convenient and portable and affordable.

I also use sticky notes as bookmarks for my various journals. I use them to connect my different thoughts throughout the journal.

Also, when I’m planning a campaign, organizing my editorial calendar, or writing a blog post, I use sticky notes to help rearrange my ideas into a good order.

Sticky Notes are my best friends. I always have a pack of them in my purse. Always.

CALENDAR APP

I use the Calendar App on my phone to store any events that I will be attending. I don’t use this Calendar app for anything else besides scheduled events.

I add scheduled events into my phone because I get updates about it, and I typically set the alarms for a day before and then an hour to 15 minutes prior to the event.

This helps me A LOT to just remember what I have going on and when. Because I don’t always carry my planner with me, it’s extremely helpful to have scheduled events in my phone.

I use this differently from my planner in that, I only store important events or meetings on there as a reminder.

PLANNER

I love planners. LOVE planners. I grew up using planners in school and that habit stuck with me. I’m no longer in school, but every year I get myself a new planner. I use my planner for everything!

I layout my work hours, add in events, add in blogging time and tasks. I highly recommend getting yourself a planner, whether it be virtual or physical.

You should check out this Printable 2018 Blog Planner. Even if you’re not a blogger, this planner will still help you plan out your business or goals and tasks!

This planner is a complete all-in-one. It has audience analysis, email campaign tracker, Post ideas, collaborations, sponsored content, and the list goes on. It’s quite a comprehensive planner, but it definitely will help you be more organized and productive!

JOURNALS

I use journals to brainstorm ideas or write out longer prose. There are some planners that carry a journal element in them, but I prefer to have my own journal for different projects.

I use a journal for my blogging and youtube, I have a journal for creative writing, another journal for morning pages, and others for personal purposes.

I prefer blank-paged journals because that allows me the creative freedom to draw, sketch, write out whatever my plans are. Some people like bullet journals, others prefer lined journals. Whatever you prefer, definitely make usage of journals.

Having a separate journal allows me to see what my big ideas are, what my goals are which then lets me break them down in steps. I also use my journals for brain storming sessions or just brain dumps. This is where I allow my thoughts to flow free so that I can, then, prioritize and organize them accordingly into my planner.

SETTING DESIGNATED TIME

This last one is not so much a thing, but it’s a structure I’ve used that has helped me tremendously. I can get overwhelmed by the amount of things I have to do if I start thinking about the amount of things I have to do. I also have a bad habit of thinking about other tasks before actually completing the task right in front me. If you can relate, definitely give this strategy a go!

How I use this tactic is, I specifically set up a certain amount of time dedicated for a specific task. By doing so, my brain is able to focus just on one thing knowing that I’ve already planned for the future tasks and don’t have to worry them. I’m able to push aside any distractions because I consciously already know that I will work on those things next.

I picture that like a train, I make one stop here knowing I’ll be in the next stops.

When I don’t apply this strategy, my productivity is more like tangled wires—everything is everywhere.

Those are 5 things I use or I do to stay organized and productive! Let me know in the comments what are some of the things you use or do to help you stay organized and productive. I love learning new ideas =)

If you’re a blogger or a business, don’t forget to check out the Printable 2018 Blogger Planner. It’s a great way to not only organize but also to track your process and your progress.

Learning new things or new ideas to improve my organizational skills and productivity is always in my book. I don’t think we can ever learn enough! As a creature of habit and creature of change (isn’t funny how that works?), learning is part of my life.

Thank you for reading! Let me know in the comments on how you stay organized! As always, I wish you the best.

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I’ve used all of these methods at some point of my life, and I can say that they work. While these ideas may not make you a millionaire, they are great platforms where you can make extra money selling your clothes:

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