|After entering the blogging world a few years ago, I now realize I have learned quite a bit about myself including my ability to find internal motivation without having an external deadline looming over my head, as well as the passion I have for creating and sharing content with others.
However, I have also learned a lot about what NOT to do, which has taken some time and also some trial-and-error. I feel grateful for having met so many considerate and helpful bloggers and entrepreneurs who have selflessly shared their wisdom and practical tips with me and I have been able to do the same to 'newer' bloggers.
I have always felt a deep sense of importance to show compassion to others and to 'pass it forward' in terms of helping others who may be struggling or could benefit from a few words of advice so this article is all about helping you to stay on track with your goals and organization.
Sound good? Awesome, keep reading!
3 Simple Tips to Get Organized For The New Year
My hope for this blog post is to share three simple, yet super effective tips that I have found helpful for taking my own needs in consideration, getting organized and also spending the time to reflect on the present in order to work towards some goals for the future.
1. Don't Stress.
Okay, easier said than done, right? Anxiety and, subsequently, feeling stressed are part of human nature and the start of a new year can cause some to feel anxious about setting (and sticking to) New Years resolutions.
Simple tips to relax and be mindful:
Pro tip: Stay motivated by signing up for daily guided meditations via One Mind Dharma.
2. Plan Ahead.
I believe organization is in our genetic code.. we are either born with that gene that causes us to organize our desk and create multiple to-do lists before being able to accomplish a single task, or we're not. But fear not! If you are one of those individuals whose organizational skills may be lacking, there are many tools at your disposal to help you prep and plan to success.
One such tool is a planner - a place to organize all of your ideas and intentions and keep track of your goals and daily to-do lists. And while there are many planners to choose from including classic diary style notebooks to stick-on wall decals, it's important to select a planner that works best for you and your goals.
Here are some planners that I recommend from ShineSheets:
3. Be Grateful.
“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.” | Roy T. Bennett
I know what you're thinking.. 'How am I supposed to have time to be grateful when I have an entire year to plan!?' - I feel you. It can be overwhelming to think about the year ahead, even when we take the time to relax and organize ourselves.
Yet finding moments to reflect on your current life, wherever you might be along your journey can help to solidify the intentions you have for yourself and for the new year even more.
Simple tips for exploring gratitude:
I sincerely hope the tips I have shared will help you to slow down, become more organized and also consider ways of expressing gratitude for yourself and others.
More resources to help you get ready for the new year:
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