Get Organized With Me!
Hi Friends!!! It’s been a while! Something about a new season around the corner turns me into the queen of getting my life back together. I love new beginnings and decluttering not only my home space but my mind and social media, too! I can’t believe we only have a few more days of summer left and it will soon be fall. I’m so excited for all of the cozy days and yummy hot drinks! SO, to transition into this new season I am sharing a few of my best tips for creating a clean space mentally and physically.
Setting Alarms & Timers
Each night I write out my schedule for the next day and I create alarms and timers for specific tasks. For example, when I have work calls I’ll schedule an alarm 15 minutes before to start preparing or if I want to work on my blog I’ll schedule an hour timer and not let anything else have my attention during that hour. I either make alarms 15 mins before needing to do something or create 1 hour timers to stay on track for that hour. This helps so much because it’s easy to be doing something and then pick up your phone for a bit or watch tv when you want to be focused and get something done. I’ll even create cleaning timers where I’ll set it for an hour and find things to pick up or organize until the alarm goes off. I swear it works try it and let me know!!
The newest addition to bedroom is my acrylic calendar. This thing is honestly a life changer because it’s big so there is lots of space to write and it’s also in my room so I can check it everyday and make sure I’m on track when heading out. I got this on Etsy from a company called Girl Friday for $150. I use it to write in my work schedule, workout classes/times, blog & Instagram content for campaigns and personal use to stay on track, and of course my never ending to-do list. I’ve noticed that it helps to have my agenda in one place so I don’t have a million random notes on my phone.
Something that has helped me so much with working on limiting my phone time is utilizing my iPhone’s screen time feature. Under settings you can go to screen time and set a limit for your day. Mine is set to 3 hours, so once I spend 3 hours on my phone it times out and this has been HUGE for me. I could scroll for hours but I don’t need to so that’s why I set a limit as a friendly reminder to get off and do something else. I allow messages and calls to go past the 3 hours but I don’t allow myself to check any more social media apps once the time is up!
Another useful feature is to utilize the “mute” feature on Instagram. I mute many accounts because it’s honestly just too much to go through everyday so I try and make my time as limited as possible while still seeing the top accounts I’m interested in at the moment. Sometimes I even mute my besties and unmute certain creative accounts if I’m wanting to feel inspired for a shoot coming up or I want to read and see lots on mental health. I don’t do this because I’m not interested in the people I follow but it’s because I want to focus on what I’m doing and use as little screen time as possible. I also remove people from Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, etc. because I like to keep my feeds as minimal as possible. This is never because I’m not interested in them or their lives, but I try to be minimalistic when following that way I don’t have a ton to catch up on. And honestly I bet so many people do this to me because I post a ton… if you don’t like my dog or sunsets you could get tired of me real quick ;)
And last, cleaning up your phones apps, photos, call log, etc. is awesome for getting organized and not feeling overwhelmed. I have everything in folders and I honestly barely have any apps… I get so overwhelmed if there are pages to scroll through and tons to see so I’d rather keep it minimal and only have what I need. I like to go through and clean up my photos once a week too because I take so many pics everyday (mostly my dog)!
Let me know how you stay organized in the comments!!