Life is hectic but that’s what makes it fun! Lately I’ve been so swamped between work, school, my photography business, and life that I know I wouldn’t have made it this far without an organizational system. My dad always says, “Having a house & family is like running a business! Heck, even you’re like a business.” Well, between bills to pay, projects to complete, and making sure I don’t fall off the face of the Earth I’d say that’s pretty accurate!
You, too, are like a business! So I’d like to show you some of my tricks that keep me up to speed, or at least let me catch up relatively quickly and keep this business running.
1. Synced Calendars
My phone is my assistant and I try to use it to its full potential! I always have my phone with me, so why not use a Synchronized calendar to keep my different circles or groups in sync? It’s quick to set up, entries only take seconds to update, and in a matter of seconds everyone is updated.
2. Bullet Journal
When I first watched this video about Bullet Journal I fell in love. I’ve always been a list person but never thought about using a symbolic system to really exploit the benefits of lists. You’re probably thinking, “I’ll just forget the notebook and never use it.” This is why I will advise using a notebook that you want to carry around and see all the time! Katie Daisy is my favorite artist so I love carrying her artwork with me in the form of list containers!
Follow this link on How to Start A: Bullet Journal
3. iTrackMyTime & 30/30
I love the quantified self and these two help with tracking how much time I spend on an activity and even help me set time limits so I feel motivated to do tasks that feel mundane (“only 10 minutes to go!”).
4. MyFitness Pal
I know this doesn’t have anything to do about organizing or timing, but besides taking care of my activities I also have to not forget to take care of myself. Being the nutritionist that I am, I also like to know I’m eating a balanced diet and keeping my body at peak performance. It’s as easy as scanning and documenting!
Don’t be afraid of not keeping these up when first starting to use them. The important part is trying and trying again!
Enjoy your new and balanced life!