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How To Organize – List It!

tips to organize your life - agenda

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tips to organize your life - agendaEach 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.

lists

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!

color coordination

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!

post-it notes

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?

xo, 
L

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  1. July 10, 2017 / 4:53 pm

    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.

  2. June 12, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    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!

  3. thesophiadiaries
    June 12, 2018 / 5:02 pm

    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 🙂

  4. June 12, 2018 / 5:49 pm

    I could not agree more, I love lists they keep me sane I swear lol!! I should try using sticky notes thought!

    • June 13, 2018 / 9:02 am

      Sticky notes are great for items that need to be done ASAP or for something that is important! I love them!

  5. June 12, 2018 / 6:44 pm

    I love to color coordinate stuff! It’s a great way for my to organize my closet or things at my desk!

  6. Hannah Becker
    June 13, 2018 / 5:19 am

    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!!!!

  7. June 13, 2018 / 6:22 am

    I need organization hacks stat! These tips are great! I am a list-maker haha!

  8. Robin @ And Then We Tried
    June 13, 2018 / 7:49 am

    I make lists, on lists, on lists. It’s the only way I can get my thoughts together!

  9. Nichole
    June 14, 2018 / 2:41 pm

    great tips! i have SO many lists laying around, but it keeps me organized!

  10. Kaitlyn Fickle Killebrew
    June 15, 2018 / 12:14 pm

    I always need to organize! Thanks for the tips!