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Each day, I look at life and think,”What do I need to do today to move forward?”. In my businesses-life-family-etc. I make my to-do list if its not already listed out in my daily planner and then I sit their and debate.
Alright, which task should I do first? Do I prioritize? Do I get the easy ones out of the way? Should I just wing it? It kind of depends on how I am feeling that day. I’ve realized over the years though, that I cannot function without said lists whether they are written in my planner, on sticky notes, on my phone, or even in a text to Kit. I just need that visual on how to organize.
the visual appeal
There is something about visuals that are so darn attractive. Color coordination, sticky notes, and beautiful lines striking through tasks that I’ve completed [
Take a Shower – CHECK]. My favorite ways to organize LIFE comes in many, many forms, all with a dash of Organization and lots of Colors.
Every week or each day make a list. What do you need to complete today? This week? Due Dates, work schedules, appointments. WRITE IT DOWN. I love my monthly and daily planner that allows me to see everything I need to complete for day, week, month, and even year!
Easily forget to eat lunch or shower while you hustle? Add it to your list!
Every other Tuesday, I have the same appointment, so I make it stand out with a specific COLOR! It registers in my mind as a specific task so I don’t even need to read the entire thing to know what upcoming event I have. Stuck with your black, red, and blue pens? Mix it up and brighten up your visuals with my favorite gel pens or felt-tip pens!
Have a list minute item to add to your to-do or need something to stick out so you remember, grab a sticky! If you have a Target near you, their Bullseye’s Playground (previously The One Spot at the front of the store) has super cute post its that you can score for $1-$3! I literally have these plastered all over my office and planner. Or if you grab my planner, it comes with some sticky notes and blank stickers! If you are in the mood for some satisfaction of crossing something off, this is it!
cross it off
The most satisfying part of my day, crossing off an item! Sometimes the smallest efforts make the biggest difference and who doesn’t like to see their accomplishments right in front of them! I stick with a plain Black or Blue Pen so that it isn’t conflicted with my other markings.
How do you give visual appeal to your day? Do you have a planner you LOVE?
Crossing things off my to-do list is one of my favorite things to do at the end of the day! Sometimes I even add things that I accomplished just so I can cross them off! Great tips… especially post-it notes. I like to stick them in my planner for more details about the even or just as a quick reminder.
Right? Crossing things off is a HUGE sense of accomplishment.
I have Post-It notes of every color and size in my desk because they’re the best! I use the little ones to flag important dates and to-dos on my calendar, and I use the bigger ones to jot down ideas or groups of to-dos together!
Yes, yes! It is the best feeling!
omg couldn’t agree with these any more! especially the part about post-its and crossing things off, it definitely makes you feel more productive and increases motivation 🙂
It definitely does! That feeling of accomplishing or completing a task is amazing!
I could not agree more, I love lists they keep me sane I swear lol!! I should try using sticky notes thought!
Sticky notes are great for items that need to be done ASAP or for something that is important! I love them!
I love to color coordinate stuff! It’s a great way for my to organize my closet or things at my desk!
Yes! Color coordination is my go to for EVERYTHING! My closet and more!
Staying organized is so important! Post-it notes are my go-to, especially at work!
Me too! They are such a big help!
Lists are so important for productivity! I use sticky notes to write my lists on because my lists can get really long and unrealistic really fast 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!!!
Yes – color coded post it notes help me so much!
I need organization hacks stat! These tips are great! I am a list-maker haha!
Thank you, Deborah! Hopefully these tips help you!
I make lists, on lists, on lists. It’s the only way I can get my thoughts together!
Right? It’s a visual mind map and it helps so much!
I’m a list person through and through as well
They just make life better! Lists are the BEST!
I feel like I’m crazy with post it notes! I have them everywhere!
great tips! i have SO many lists laying around, but it keeps me organized!
Post it notes are my new faves for organizing stuff!
Great tips! x
Ash | http://www.theashtreejournal.com
I always need to organize! Thanks for the tips!