2013 has been the year of getting my life organized. Two babies. Two moves. Two blogs. Two part-time, work-from home jobs. Ministry demands. Some of them just about put me over the edge!
I’ve decided that having fewer possessions to clutter up our home is the #1 key to getting my life organized. (I’ve been selling things on Craigslist left and right. Plus I’ve had a garage sale and am about to have another one.)
#2 is to make sure the stuff we do have is extremely organized. (So. So. Close!)
#3 is to get my brain organized. (Nearly impossible with two VERY chatty kids who need my sole attention at all times. We’re working on solutions!)
#4 is to hire others to do any and everything that I don’t need to do. (Thanks to my business this is actually possible. I’m trying to focus on what only I can do.)
It’s been a challenge, but I am well on my way to accomplishing my goal for the year. I am pumped to say the least!!
How to Get Organized: Plan It Then Do It is part of the ebook bundle I mentioned yesterday, so I’ve been reading it in the spirit of continuing this organizational trend. The gist of what I’ve read so far is exactly what the title implies.
First you have to PLAN what you need to do.
Then you need to DO IT.
Do it. That’s the hard part right? It seems simple. But why don’t we accomplish more? Are we focused on the wrong things? Are our aspirations to lofty? Are we…lazy? Are we tired? Who knows. Maybe all of the above. Maybe it just depends on the day of the week.
All I know is that I’m so glad I’ve been implementing a weekly planning session into my life. Now it’s time to start reviewing and revising it daily. It’s time to take action. It’s time to step it into high gear for the rest of the year!! It really does make all the difference in accomplishing whatever random task I’ve lined out to get my life organized.
What about you? Do you plan out your to do list? Do you accomplish everything on your to do list? Share your secrets!