Something I have been thinking about a lot lately is getting organized in my life. I’ve made so many great improvements with getting healthier and fitter this year, but there are definitely still areas of my life where I want to improve. To be honest, I have always been a bit messy and had trouble staying organized, but since I’m all about self-improvement this year, I thought getting organized would be a great goal to have, especially since this is the beginning of a new month.
So with today’s post, I’m excited to share with you a few of the ways that I’m planning on getting organized this summer. Even though I’m not a naturally organized person, I love to learn about different ways of getting your life together, so if you’re like me, this will hopefully be an enjoyable post and give you some ideas for your own lives!
I thought I would start off the post today by talking about what inspired me to become more organized. I’ll be completely honest with you, what drew me to the notebooks above at first was definitely the marble pattern. I know that’s super trendy right now, but I am absolutely a sucker for anything with a marble pattern, so I knew I needed to pick them up! It wasn’t until I got back home that I realized each notebook in the set had a different title on them. It is this discovery that led me to wanting to be more organized.
I decided that I am going to use these notebooks to organize things in my life. For as long as I can remember, writing things down has been so helpful to me whenever I am making goals and organizing my thoughts. This first notebook has the title “Explore,” and I am planning on using this one to get my blog organized.
Overall, I think that I’ve been doing a pretty good job of getting posts out regularly and coming up with interesting topics, but a lot of times, I come up with a topic either a day before or the same day that I am putting up a post. Sometimes I think that I could’ve come up with a better or more interesting topic if I had more time to think about it. This summer, I really want to get organized and start coming up with ideas and thinking of things ahead of time.
This is where the “Explore” notebook comes in. I’m planning on writing blog post ideas in this notebook. That way, if I need help coming up with an idea, I can just refer to the notebook where I’ll have good ideas all ready to go. A lot of times I’ll think of things randomly either just before bed or at a random point of the day, and then I completely forget about it. I’m aiming to use this notebook so that I won’t lose all of those good ideas that I think of during the day.
The next notebook in the set is entitled “Thoughts,” and I am planning on using this one to write down what I’m grateful for every day. I am in love with the idea of keeping a journal, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve stopped and started one and never went back to it. That being said, I think that writing down three things that I’m grateful for is a small thing that I will be able to stick to.
Since reading You’re a Badass by Jen Sincero, I’ve been really interested in self-improvement and doing things to better myself, and I think that writing things that I’m grateful for will help me to be more positive about life overall. I think for me, and many people, we tend to get stuck on the things that are going wrong, instead of focusing on what’s going right. Everyone needs a little more positivity in their lives, and that’s what I’d like to focus on this summer.
The last notebook in the set is “Goals.” This is a fairly obvious one, but I’m planning on using this one to write down weekly goals. I tend to be the type of person who focuses on one thing and completely forgets about all of the other things that I need to get done. I think that by writing down weekly goals, it will be easier for me to remember what I need to be doing and help me to make a plan for the week.
I thought about using this notebook for daily goals, weekly goals seem to be a lot less overwhelming. It will be easier to accomplish goals if I know that I have a whole week to complete them. Remember, with all of this, my overall goal is to become more organized, not more stressed out. I think having a notebook of weekly goals will be great and give me the structure I need.
And finally, the last way that I plan on getting organized is by cleaning out my closet and getting rid of clothes that either don’t fit me or that I don’t wear as often. This is something that I have been meaning to do for a long time. When I had only lost 10 or so pounds, it wasn’t really necessary to get rid of clothes just yet, but now that I’m actually down a pants size and fitting into slightly smaller clothes, there are definitely clothes I have that don’t fit anymore.
I think I have been nervous to get rid of these clothes as well because it’s still hard for me to believe that I’ve lost 34 pounds. I still have this uneasy feeling sometimes that I’m going to gain the weight back, and that makes me hesitant to get rid of my bigger clothes.
I have finally become comfortable with the weight that I’ve lost though, and I’m ready to get rid of clothes that I really won’t be needing. I would much rather donate clothes to Goodwill and have someone enjoy them than have shirts and skirts sitting in my closet unworn.
I think cleaning out my closet will also help me to feel more organized because I will have more space and be able to fit things in much easier. There’s also just something about getting rid of things that helps you feel like you have your life together.
I hope that you have enjoyed reading about some of the ways I’m getting organized this summer, and that it will inspire you to get more organized in your own lives. Do you have ways that you use to get organized? I’d love to hear them!