Organize your life as a freelancer!
Whoever said cleanliness is next to godliness, forgot to tell you that organization is the key to keeping your deity status. With a clutter-free mind and an organized life, you’ll be able to take this year head on.
1. Grocery list your life.
If it works for Santa, it can work for you too. Making lists and checking things off can give you a true sense of accomplishment. Check out the super colorful post-its at Poppin if you want to jazz up your work space.
2. We are creatures of habit.
The need for repetitive behavior is marked in your DNA. Set up a morning, work, or exercise routine. Once you’ve stuck to it for 21 days, it will become ingrained into your life.
3. Wait, where was I?
Having a gentle reminder of your daily goals is a great way to stay on track. We love desktop apps like Momentum which takes over your browser’s homepage with an inspirational image and lets you add a specific focus for the day.
4. Where are my keys?!
Keeping your work space and home de-cluttered makes you more relaxed, both mentally and physically. Give all your belongings a home so you know exactly where everything is at all times.
5. Bye Felicia.
Cleaning out your closet is a great way to start off a new year. Throw away or donate things you don’t need to charity. Note: Don’t donate dirty clothes, or time and money has to be spent on cleaning them!
6. Break it down.
Defining a project by breaking it down into smaller steps will make a big or overwhelming task seem manageable. Creating a step-by-step plan lets you focus on one task at a time, letting you move through bigger projects more effectively and with less stress.
7. Wanna feel good.
As you see yourself achieving your goals, your feelings of confidence in your abilities and your self-esteem will increase. We love the Strides goal tracking app for recording your achievements.