With school about to start again, fall naturally becomes like a second New Year’s.
After a fun summer with relaxed (or no) schedules, we’re definitely ready for some structure & organization.
I don’t know about you, but I crave order in my life. I’m super creative, but need some organization in order to relax enough to let my creative juices flow and the first thing I tend to try to organize is my bedroom.
I’m not sure if it’s because I can have more control over the state of my bedroom or what. (More control meaning that I can clean it & my kids won’t completely destroy it 5 minutes later… usually.)
Having my own personal retreat that I know is orderly & comfortable helps me to feel peace knowing that whatever chaos comes my way throughout the day, I can end my day in my personal little oasis of comfort.
So what can you do to get yourself organized this fall and ready for the chaos of back to school & all of the activities that come with?
Plan It Out
Creating a schedule of what you need to do and what you want to do is extremely valuable when it comes to getting organized. Knowing where you need to be and when as well as writing down & scheduling what’s important to you will help you to accomplish so much.
Whether you’re a fan of pen & paper or are all about everything digital, you’ll need to pull out a calendar & get to work! Start with the things that are important & have a set schedule (like kids’ dance classes or business meetings).
Next, write down & then schedule all of those important things that you want to do but never seem to get around to (like making it to yoga class or redecorating your living room).
By actually taking the time out to create a schedule and plot everything out on a calendar, you’re getting all of that information out of your brain & sending a signal that it’s important.
Make Some Goals
Just like in January, making goals for the new season helps you to focus on what matters & what you’d like to get accomplished.
After you’ve decided what your goals are, break them down into bite-sized pieces. For example, if your goal is to paint your bedroom, what are all of the steps that would be involved? Well, you’ll need to pick a paint colour, purchase the paint, prep the room & then paint it.
Breaking your goals down like this makes them much easier to manage and also helps you to be more successful in completing them.
Make sure that after you make those goals though that you plan them out on your calendar!
Keep It Simple!
I’ve been known to create lofty amazing goals …that I can never actually accomplish.
Make sure that when you’re planning out your goals & focuses for the fall that you’re setting yourself up for success. There’s nothing more discouraging than failing time after time after time.
Get Started Now!
Above all else, the most important thing that you can do to get organized and accomplish your goals is to start. Nothing will happen if you don’t take action to make it happen.
You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.Zig Ziglar
So let us know, what are you going to do to get more organized this fall?