Your nightstand drawer should be an oasis, promoting rest and relaxation. - HT
Take everything out of your drawer. Lay it out on your bed. Make three piles. Keep in drawer, toss, and relocate. Pull out the things you will keep, first, and set them aside. Then, discard receipts, old pens, etc. Last, put the things away that you need to relocate.
Really get intentional about the things that you need in your drawer. Look at the things you chose to keep and refine the items. Only keep items in your drawer that promote sleep and relaxation.
Organize with small dividers so that everything has a place. You want to be able to easily grab and put away, stress free. Designating a spot for everything cuts down on clutter and makes it hard to throw in items that don't belong.
Is there anything that you want to add to make your drawer more luxurious? A candle, a lotion, an eye mask? Ask yourself, what relaxes you? What promotes you to sleep? I enjoy lighting a lavender candle and rubbing lavender massage oil on my weary shoulders and hands.
Enjoy your simple drawer and let it be the inspiration to organize many more drawers. Remember, this is the last thing you see before you sleep so make it a small oasis that is beautiful and relaxing to the eye.
We can prioritize, and organize, but we cannot benefit in we do not act.
1. Inspire Yourself
Journal about your goals, your struggles and your aspirations to move forward in well being. What are the things you would like to do? Write them down. Print out pictures or make an inspirational wallpaper on your phone.
2. Schedule It In
Get serious about making the time for your well being. Get out your calendar and make an appointment with yourself. Any amount of time can make a difference. Twenty minutes or more is ideal. Commit to keeping the appointment.
3. Lay Out What You Need
Make things visible so you are reminded and encouraged to take action. Having things ready and laid out takes one more step out of the thought process of going for that walk or stretching those muscles.
4. Set Your Timer
Setting our timer can make the task and commitment feel less cumbersome. Say to yourself, I have 15 minutes to sit out on the back stoop and soak in some sunshine, or I have 10 minutes to sit down and write in my journal, or I have 20 minutes to go on a walk. Set your timer and do it.
5. Organize Your Items
Create a space to put the items that you use often. Designate a space you can easily take out and put things away. Hang the dog leash by the door, place your tennis shoes in a relevant spot, put all your workout clothes together, store your yoga mat near where you most often use it.
A clean, clear and focused work space will increase creativity and productivity
while maintaining momentum to get your work done. -HT
1. Clear Your Desk
Take everything off of your desk. Sort through every single thing and decide what belongs on your desk and what could be stored elsewhere. If you have piles of files and projects make a list of them and prioritize each one. See #2 Discard pens that no longer work, and make decisions on any other office supplies that you do not use on a daily basis.
2. Plan Your Desk
Plan for clutter on your desk. Your desk is just asking to be cluttered, it is a vast space that says, pile all the stuff you have to do on me. Set a plan in place and create a system so clutter has no place to rest. Create an on the desk filing system for files that need to remain on your desk and file the rest in a filing box or cabinet. A lot of office supplies can be organized in small clear bins and stored in your desk drawer for easy access. Organizing it in your desk drawer frees your desk of those items.
3. Clean Your Desk
Having a clean desk, and a clutter free desk are two different things. You can be clear of clutter but your desk can still be dusty. Wipe down the surface with microfiber cloth and your favorite scent of all natural cleaner. Wipe down your computer screen with a lens cloth and iClean electronics cleaner. Don't forget to sanitize your keyboard with an alcohol wipe. I keep disposable alcohol wipes in my desk drawer. You will feel refreshed when your desk is clean and clear. Breath in and get to work.
4. Free Your Desk
Give your desk permission to be a workflow machine. Treat your desk as a space to get stuff done! Creating a space that is inspiring and letting your desk be what it is meant to be will move you forward. Create direction by setting yourself up to make progress. Clean, clear and focused. Invest in items that will help you be more efficient like this $7 3M mouse pad, aiding your attached or wireless mouse to move more quickly and efficiently. Changes do not have to be expensive.
5. Style Your Desk
Make your desk something you love. Do not be afraid to add a little style. Little touches of style will make you feel more at home in the space and heighten creativity because you are surrounded by things you find beautiful. Faux succulents, a unique jar for pens, an industrial light, a candle, a picture. Keep it simple, you don't want to many knick knacks to clutter your work space.
"A little bit of planning can take you a long way, you can see more clearly
when some kind of plan is in order." -HT
Establishing a system is the most important thing when it comes to being organized in any part of your life. This week we will be covering how to organize your life with planners, schedules and appointments. Remember finding a system does take some thought but once you know how you prefer to plan you can tweak the system until it is absolutely working for you.
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