Monday, June 30

Get organized this summer #1

Hi guys!
Today I will start a new series on this blog of organizational tips or DIYs.
The first step to getting more organized is setting goals. Decide what you want to organize and achieve. If you have big goals, it's better to separate them in smaller steps so you don't feel overwhelmed. For example, I plan to reorganize and redecorate my whole room but if I write "organize room" on my list, I know I'll never get it done because it's not something I can do in a few hours. So instead, I can write "organize closet", "organize scrapbooking stash", "organize desk"... And that way, I am actually gonna get these things done faster because they just seem easier. Procrastination can be a big problem and for me, it is usually caused by thoughts like "there's no point in doing this" or "it's too hard anyway" and by making the goals I want to achieve smaller and easier, I won't feel that discouraged. If there is something really hard you have to do, set yourself a nice reward. Make it as big or as small as you want, depending on the task you have to do.
You should also hang that list somewhere where you'll see it every day. Make that list pretty and easy to read! Cross off anything you have done so you can see your achievements. I love crossing things out of lists. It's actually a guilty pleasure of mine. Makes me feel sooo organized and efficient.
The last thing is about schedules. I don't like schedules because if I don't finish one thing in time, I'll be late on everything and feel bad about it. And it's the summer holidays right now for me so I don't want to feel pressured at all. I think deadlines are better because that way you can work or relax when you want to but you still have to get stuff done. For example, I have to read 7 books before September comes and I go back to school. So instead of forcing myself to read for an hour every morning or something, I prefer to decide how many days I have to finish each book.
If any of you have books to read for school, I have another tip: count how many pages the book has (minus the useless pages there sometimes are at the beginning and end of the book) and divide that number by the number of days you have to read it. and you get how many pages you have to read per day! (Ex: if I need to read 150 pages in a week, I divide 150 by 7 and I get 21,4, which means I have to read 22 pages each day)
Here's my own list of stuff to do:
And yes, I plan to continue the fruit plush project. Cause my apple plush is feeling kinda lonely... :) I hope this post can me helpful and you'll enjoy this series. Tell me your goals in the comments!
Love, Elsa

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