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#108: ORGANIZE YOUR LIFE

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ORGANIZE YOUR LIFE
EPISODE #108
In this week’s episode we are chitchatting about:

My top 12 organizational tips that keep my life happy, positive and productive
The real story behind how I balance being a mom, a wife and a business owner

 

 

Balancing family, faith, fitness, finances and my business and writing schedule…with a newborn baby in tow and a husband who commutes extensively has been challenging and has forced me to realign my priorities and my organizational process.  Here are my top 12 organizational strategies that help me keep my life balanced, productive and happy:

 

Daily to-do list – keep to 9 things maximum, rating their priorities by A, B and C labeling
Have your workout clothes already out and your workout time decided upon.
Make your lunch the night before – even if you work from home
Keep extras of everything in the car
Create a "swipe page" for all ideas, projects and quotations that inspire you
Text yourself notes – this is the modern day "post-it" that you won't lose!
Use Sundays to assess and plan out your next week's priorities.
Identify days for specific tasks (Some of mine, for example are: Financial Friday, Sunday Puppy Maintenance Day, Tuesday Podcast Recording Day, etc.)
Ground yourself every day by doing a gratitude journal and by having a quiet time of some sort. If you want to stay organized you must never been too busy to take care of your basic emotional and spiritual needs.
Refuse to build the muscle of procrastination ... always do your most annoying tasks first.
Channel your inner Eleanor Roosevelet every day – do one thing every day that scares you. We typically put off what we dread or what intimidates us and scares us and we then find ourselves with an organizational list that has piled up and overwhelmed us making us feel behind and unable to catch up
Do your Quarterly Confidence Assessment – I do this every 9

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