The following is a guest post about a smart organizing tip to implement in 2019 from regular contributor, Kristin at The Gold Project.
The new year is right around the corner. When I was thinking of what to share with y’all today, I wanted to share a post that would help you start 2019 off right. The beginning of the year is always a great time to start a new routine, create a new mindset, or to live a little bit differently than you did the year before.
So, what one piece of advice would I give to help you start your 2019 off right?
Make a Daily To Do List
This one life changing step does not require any money at all. You can grab a random sheet of paper that is laying in a drawer. You can use a free list pad that you got from the bank. Whatever you want to use, it will work.
Why is this one thing so important?
It keeps your mind on track and focused on the tasks that need to get accomplished in a given day.
My daily to do list is never larger than five or six manageable tasks. These tasks can range from large tasks like filming a video or small tasks like running to the post office. Every single task gets written down, even if I think writing it down isn’t needed. The sheer fact of marking off an item on my daily list gives me motivation to tackle the next one.
How can you implement this and make it work?
New year’s resolutions are not always successful. It does take a lot of work and effort to turn something into a habit. So, how can you make this one thing continuously work for you? I have a few tips that helped me focus on my daily to do list and make it part of my every day routine.
1. Make the Tasks Attainable
If you write down a task that you know you won’t accomplish, then it defeats the purpose.
2. Narrow Down Your List
Making a daily list of twenty tasks is not a good idea. Odds are you will not be able to accomplish those every single day. Less is more in this case.
3. Write Every Task Down
No matter how big or small the task might seem, write it down. Accomplishing a small goal will give you motivation to tackle the next one.
These may seem like three simple tips, but they have helped me maintain a daily to do list for many years.
Are there any tips y’all have for creating and maintaining a daily to do list?
My name is Kristin and I am a middle school career education teacher by day and a mommy/wife/blogger by night. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have two loving children. We recently made a life-changing move to Arkansas, so our new house is always under construction. I get excitement out of finding new creative, functional, and cute ways to organize things! I also enjoy writing and documenting life as it happens. So, I put these loves together and created The Gold Project. With the help of my husband, I am attempting to turn our house into a home. So, check out this special place of mine and take this journey with me!
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