|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:
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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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12/26/2017 03:14:08 pm
Very inspiring post. That is exactly what i need to do this year so I can achieve all my small goals i have set myself for 2018
12/29/2017 04:03:15 pm
I'm glad to hear this post was inspirational for you, Kathryn. All the best for 2018!
12/26/2017 03:51:07 pm
This was an excellent post. You make being organized seem so simple. I’ll have to implement some of these into my routine. Great read!
12/29/2017 04:04:02 pm
I hope these tips are helpful for your own organization, Courtney. All the best for a fantastic 2018!
12/26/2017 04:15:57 pm
I love that you included the reminder to be grateful. Sometimes in the pursuit of what we want we can forget how much we have.
12/29/2017 04:04:46 pm
Yes, it can be so easy to forget to reflect on the people, moments or accomplishments to be grateful for in life. All the best in 2018, Elise!
12/26/2017 07:03:21 pm
i look forward to setting goals now - after the year i have had from planning my goals in 2017 and how much i have actually worked toward has been so rewarding!
12/29/2017 04:05:26 pm
It can be great to see the rewards from hard work and it can be fun to push yourself to achieve even more. All the best in 2018, Lauren!
12/29/2017 04:06:04 pm
I'm glad to hear this post was useful for you, Ruxandra. I enjoy posts that are actionable so I tried to do the same with this one. All the best in 2018!
I loved the suggestion about gratitude. I was thinking about my blog and how much I want to improve about it but I think it is better to be grateful for having started it and the many things I have learned, the many experiences I have had developing it, and the wonderful people I have met. There is much to be grateful for.
12/29/2017 04:08:30 pm
Yes, exactly, Danie! We work SO hard as bloggers and are often striving for better without stopping to look at what we have already been able to accomplish, the connections we have made along the way, and the success we have had. All the best in 2018!
12/29/2017 04:09:41 pm
I hope you are able to sit down and spend some time reflecting, Natasha. It can be good to find ways to organize so you don't feel so stressed, as well. All the best in 2018!
12/29/2017 04:10:05 pm
You're very welcome, Veronica. I'm glad you found it helpful. All the best in 2018!
12/28/2017 06:36:45 pm
Thanks for the excellent insights. I decided to try the Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude in 2018. Found it at a resale shop unused so I figure it was a sign :). I'll have to make sure I don't get stressed if I skip a day or two. It will be a good practice for the perfectionist in me.
12/29/2017 04:10:57 pm
That's great that you found a journal that can help you reflect on all that you can be grateful for. And it's okay to miss a day or two, life gets busy and nobody is perfect! ;) All the best in 2018!
12/29/2017 04:11:43 pm
Yes, that's the key - to start off strong with a great organizational plan and to stick with it. Hope you have a great (and organized) 2018, Kelly!
Great post! I myself struggle with the thousand-ways-to-conquer-the-world-in-a-day list that is inhumanly possible, and have found planners like these to be very helpful! I think that mindfulness is also so important to practice and I try to do it everyday. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and tips with us!
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