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In summary, I felt it was necessary to have an intervention with myself.
How do I put this, I’ve been kind of dropping the ball on this whole adulthood thing.
I hear so often that people want to go back to being a kid: “Oh the good ol’ days”, they say.
Not me. I wasn’t really into the whole childhood thing; I felt like it was very stressful and I lacked a lot of control. I couldn’t wait to grow up and be able to have a handle on things. However, I did have one thing in common with a bunch of kids, I wanted to be able to eat ice cream, chocolate and pizza on a constant basis, which was a leading drive in my desire to be an adult.
Oh kids. So imaginative, so irrational.
Except, I actually did grow up and eat like a kid. Most days, I’m an unsupervised 5 year old in the body of an adult.
And, spoiler alert: it is NOT going well.
Hence the whole self intervention thing.
So I am uncovering the steps to, in a nutshell, get it together.
Step 1 is Organizing My Life.
Wow. What a loaded statement. Organize my life. My entire life.
But I guess it’s an important step that would make sense in trying to change everyday, habitual behaviors. I mean, this isn’t like I am trying to break a 1 year habit. My current lifestyle has been in the making for over 3 decades. That can be a lot of a pressure on a gal. Hence, steps. Not leaps or jumps.
Of course there are a number of ways to organize my life and, as this isn’t my first time at the organization rodeo, I have tried most of these and, depending upon where I am in my life, any one of them have worked. What I need to figure out is what will work for me RIGHT NOW and, ideally, long term.
There are a few different options I can choose from:
Phone (Outlook, ical, etc.)
Wall Calendar/Dry Erase Board
My first go-to is a physical organizer and there are a lot of different options to choose from. Organizers have really made a comeback as of late. They come in so many different colors, formats and types. They also have so many cool accessories, stickers and whatnot.
Below is an example of the planner I bought:
Like colorful, organization stickers:
And other accessories to keep everything tidy, neat and…well…organized.
I love, love, love, seriously: love, this type of organization tool. It is my absolute favorite, however, I do struggle to keep up with it. But it is so pretty, so I think I want to try again…
My default is always the calendar on my phone. The beauty of my phone is that it is synced to my email calendars and my work calendar. So everything is in one place. This is probably the most functional type of organization for me and the most boring. Mostly because there aren’t stickers involved.
Lastly, there is a tool that works for so many which is a wall calendar or dry erase calendar. I have both. I use neither. But hey, a lot of people have great success with them.
Here’s the plan: I am going to focus my organization energies on using the physical organizer and see what progress I make.
How do you stay organized? What is your go-to? Are you actually consistent?
Let me know in the comments below – I’ll take any help I can get!