We’re one week into 2020 and I’m finally getting organized. I don’t make New Years Resolutions but I often choose a word of the year. The one word sets an intention for the year, is easy to remember and helps give focus to your goals. I had a hard time choosing one this year until it hit me like a ton of bricks. Organized. And boy do I need it.
The more I think about it, the more I see how significant its impact will be. Being organized in both small and large ways has always appealed to me. I just haven’t put the effort into doing it consistently. It will help me feel calmer, be more clear-headed, reduce stress and make me more productive. I’m organizing as I go and working it into my lifestyle which will have a more lasting impact. Of course, I’ll need to control my OCD tendencies which look lovely from a distance but get neurotic up close.
Part of being organized means keeping track of things on my calendar. I use my phone for many things, but I also like to write it down because I’m a very visual person. I have notebooks for jotting down thoughts and plans near my chair, next to my bed and on my desk but for real organization, I like a planner.
I really like this petite agenda from Anthropologie but refused to pay to ship it so I was thrilled to find it at Nordstrom which has free shipping on everything, all the time. This Eucalyptus planner is really pretty with gold foil edges and elastic to keep it closed. This Self Care journal is a great way to track your thoughts and activities as you work to improve your self-care.
This tiny journal is filled with easy to follow prompts that encourage self-care, kindness, gratitude, and goals. This little Wellness Log helps you track everything from workouts, sleep, nutrition, water intake, and goals.
Yesterday, I fell down the rabbit hole of organizing on this NeatMethod Instagram feed. Wowza, these are some seriously organized closets, drawers, and cupboards. Rather than going to the Container Store and dropping a bundle, I hit Target and got these drawer dividers to try to make sense of my cutlery drawer. When I got home I decided to hop on the internet and discovered these dividers at almost half the price! I’ll be making a return at Target today and planning things more carefully in the future.
Do you choose a word of the year?
Do you use a paper planner or agenda?