Getting Organized In The New Year

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It is now February and we are well into 2020. Even though the New Year has already passed, it’s not too late to get organized and set yourself up for a successful year. I know I’ve been super busy and January just flew by me, so I’m sure many of you are in the same boat. Thankfully, there’s no time like the present to set new goals and intentions for the new year.

Get Organized For 2020

Setting Goals, Habits, and Intentions

Goals are a big part of my life and I find them extremely helpful if there’s something specific I want to accomplish. That being said, in order for me to complete my goals there may be specific habits that I need to build and intentions I need to set. I love using the Erin Condren Softbound Notebooks to scribble in all my notes and mindmaps. I spend about a half-day getting these things organized, writing down my thoughts, and outlining a plan of action. 

Creating a Vision Board

Now that your goals are in place, the next thing to do is create a vision board. A few years ago (see video) I painted a corkboard with a fun design and planned to use it as my vision board. Now I continue to use it every year and I print off some inspiring images that represent my goals and set my vision board in a location that I see daily. I absolutely love this because it keeps my goals visible and in sight!

Setting up my LifePlanner

Another thing I do to get organized in the new year is to set up my LifePlanner – I have the SoftBound version! I go through my planner and note any important dates, holidays, or events that I already know about. Sticky notes are extremely useful for anything that might move around or change dates. I also take some time to set up the note pages in the back of my planner. I love to write out my entire bucket list.

Outlining Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Schedules

Going back to the goals and plan of action I built earlier, I’ll start to outline daily, weekly, and monthly routines that allow me to take small steps towards my goals. For example, one of my goals might be to lose X% of body fat. One of the action items I’ll need to take to work towards this goal will be to exercise. So in my daily or weekly routines, I’ll schedule a specific time to do just that!

Decluttering My Space

Lastly, to help me feel motivated I take some time to declutter my space. A clean and organized home helps me to stay focused on my goals. One thing I’ve been doing a lot recently is buying small bins or trays to organize the inside of drawers and cabinets. This really helps to define specific spaces and where items belong. Plus, when your space is decluttered, your mind will be free to focus on your goals and intentions for the year.

I hope you guys have found my organization process helpful – it’s something that I like to do multiple times throughout the year to make sure I’m still focused and headed towards my goals. 

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Thank you to Erin Condren for supplying the products mentioned and seen in this post. This post contains affiliate links to help keep this website running. To learn more about affiliate links, click here.

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