With Summer coming to a close, and school-time rapidly approaching, life seems to get a bit overwhelming. Keeping organized and focused on your goals is essential!
Growing up, I dealt with an extreme case of stress and anxiety. I battle with those same problems to this day. The difference is, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more of a planner. I love to make to do lists- to visualize what needs to be taken care of daily. This helps keep short term goals in sight, and even helps making those goals possible to reach, and attainable along the way.
Keep in mind, you cannot plan your entire future. Planning can cross over the line of making your life MROE difficult, when really, planning is supposed to make your life easier. If you’re like me, you tend to over-plan your life, and set your expectations way too high. This leads to a sense of constant failure, and dissatisfaction with life. Trust me- I’ve been there, and I’m still there at times.
Besides that little disclaimer, I’ve curated a list of links and pictures for you, of the best organizational websites/tools to help you stay focused, and set yourself up for success!
1. Erin Condren LifePlanner (website link)
Not only does Erin Condren provide the ultimate, customizable, life planner, but she also has teacher planners, wedding planners, stationary, school and office supplies, and even home decor! My love for her is the Life Planner.
2. Rebecca’s Website: Simple As That (website link)
Simple As That features an awesome FREE printable to do list, that also comes with printable monthly calendars, weekly to do lists, daily to do lists, and even a meal planner/grocery shopping list! I’ve currently printed out the rest of 2016 and put it all in a binder. (Waiting to get my Erin Condren planner!)
3. Dayna Soliday (Pinterest link) has an AWESOME pinterest board for staying organized. It features everything from DIY storage ideas, office desk organization, and even life hack’s to becoming more organized and creating a better time management!
4. How to be the most organized person in the world (website link) is a link to an awesome list on how to efficiently organize space in each room of your house! including the office, kitchen, bedroom, and computer!
Making to do lists, and planning out my time has helped me reduce my stress levels, by visualizing my goals for the day. Implementing short term goals into your daily, or weekly life is very important. Long term goals will not be able to be accomplished for a while, in turn, making you feel unsuccessful for long periods of time without those short, obtainable goals!
PS. Crossing out “write new blog post” off my to do list was very, very satisfying.