Get Yoself Together with Gordman's Series: Life Organization Tips
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Happy Monday everyone! I'm back with another fun post, centered around getting yourself together this back-to-school season. If you missed my first post in this series, it can be found here, and is all about getting your closet in tip-top shape for fall. Today's post is more about general life organization. Raise your hand if most days you literally don't know if you're coming or going. Or, if it's time for breakfast or lunch. Or, did you work out today or was that yesterday? Especially this time of year, when my team's come back, I am SO guilty of feeling overwhelmed and completely disorganized. Please tell me I'm not the only one?
Below I'm sharing my tried and true tips for helping fix that before it becomes too normal and gets me completely disheveled.
1. Pick and Choose. I am a firm believer that we can do anything we want...but we can't do everything. And usually when we try to, we find ourselves only giving a small percentage of ourselves to the project, people or jobs we've committed ourselves to. Learn to say no and only take on the tasks you can handle without jeopardizing your sanity.
2. Make Time to Workout. I'm not saying you have to run a marathon but OMG, my stress level works itself out when I'm choosing to actively get in a sweat session on a regular basis. Not a runner? Walk. Don't want a gym membership? Turn on On-Demand or pull up YouTube. There are so many ways to work out (even if you're a novice) that there's really not a good reason not too. Set a timer...every hour walk for 5 minutes, do 20 jumping jacks or turn on some music and dance. Just move! Somehow making time for that helps clear my mind which allows me to think through the tasks I need to complete for the day or week.
3. Make your Bed and Do your Dishes. I'm the first to admit, that every once in awhile, especially when I'm out-of-control-busy, my house turns into a bit of a mess (and by "bit of," I actually mean completely). BUT, when I commit to just waking up and immediately making the bed, or after I'm done eating, immediately washing the dishes, all of my household chores are so much easier to handle. Instead of seeing an unmade bed and deciding to just lay the clothes I wore that day on my end-table, I hang them up without thinking. When I'm doing the little things without thinking, my home is so much more organized and instead of needing a whole day to clean, I only need a couple of hours.
4. Buy Smart Pieces. Now come on, you know I couldn't get through a whole post without mentioning this cute outfit I picked up from Gordman's, right? But here's why I love it: each of these pieces can be worn 100 different ways or with 100 different things and for me, that absolutely helps me get organized in a hurry. I need those staple pieces, other than jeans, that go with other things so when I'm trying to get around in a rush, I don't have to think too much. Separates that I can pair with a variety of other pieces help my outfits feel fresh throughout the week, even though I may have worn those same pieces just a day or two before. Plus, this entire outfit (Madden Girl sandals, pleated midi skirt and tank) totaled less than $50, sooooo that helps my bank account stay organized too.
What are some of your favorite tips for staying organized throughout the day or week? Let me know in the comments below!