The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
Happy New Years Friends!
While I am not normally someone that talked about my New Years Resolutions..or accomplishes them (I usually forget them by February 1st), this year I want it to be different.
2017 was an amazing year! I started SouthernParm, went on amazing trips, made new friends & memories to last a lifetime. But… I was also all over the place. I would change a recipe last minute, wait until last minute to finish projects for work & forgot to take time for myself.
2018 is the year of Organization!
This year I want to be the best me. To do that I have to get organized so that when things come my way, I can say yes to more opportunities without getting overwhelmed. I want to find balance in all the balls I am constantly juggling so that I stop spending time stressing on the small things & allow myself to enjoy life to its fullest!
So here are my New Years Resolutions, they are out there for the world to see & keep my accountable!
Out of all my New Years Resolutions, #7 is one of the most important!
#7 holds the key to starting my year on the right path. If I can get my work, personal and blog lives in order, then the rest will fall into place!
2018 is going to be a busy year- I will be on the board of my Junior League, am hosting 2 cooking classes just in February, took a promotion within my company, have so many recipes I want to make & tons of trips planned. I need to be as organized as possible to not only keep all the dates in order but also make sure that I take time for myself along the way.
I wanted to share some of my favorite planners, notepads & organization materials with you so no matter how you like to plan, you can find something that works for you!
New Year, New Planner:
The weekly planner is usually my go to planner because 1) I don’t have enough going on to need a daily planner & 2) I have too much going on for a monthly planner. Weeklies also give me the ability to see my full week in one glance which is necessary when I plan out blog posts & work meetings.
This year I spent a lot of time scouring through planners, here are a few of my favorites:
Make your list & check it twice:
Because my to do list is ever evolving, I also have an extra notepad that I write down my tasks on so that I can check them off as I go.
Notebooks, Pretty Pens & Other:
Raise your hand if you go to Target 3 or more times a year to buy new pens?
No, only me? Okay, cool.
I will give myself some credit though, I literally loose a pen or two a week in my job. My position requires that I have people sign a sheet every time we eat lunch together & most days someone picks up my pen on accident so I am constantly replacing them.
Here are a few of my favorite miscellaneous organization items:
- Classic Hardcover Notebook 2. Sharpie Pens 3. kikki.K Hardcover Journal 4. Bando Planner Packet 5. Magnolia Washi Tape 6. STAEDTLER Marker Pen
2018, I am excited to see what you have in store!