By Maddie Hayes //
This past year has been a whirlwind for everyone. Spring is the perfect time to get organized and take back control of things in your life. The snow is melting and now is the perfect opportunity to try to get back in the swing of things. Here are five tips to help you get organized and achieve your goals in 2021.
- Use a Planner
With everything being online nowadays, it’s easy to forget a meeting, assignment, or plans to hang out with your friends. Using a planner is a great way to stay organized and on top of your daily schedule when it feels like all the days are melting together. While physical planners are great, there are a lot of digital versions as well. Websites like canva.com and mystudylife.com are just a couple of options out there that let you customize a planner to fit your needs.
- Write Down Your Goals
Like the saying goes, everything is easier said than done. While it’s great to set goals, it’s not always as easy to put those plans into action. Writing down your goals to have a tangible reminder to work toward them is great motivation. Try writing out your goals and the reason behind them in one place, and put that somewhere you’ll see it often. This is a great way to encourage yourself to put in the hard work while not putting too much stress on yourself.
- Meal Plan
Meal planning is a great way to save yourself time and money. Rather than going to the grocery store and just buying random items you’ll eventually throw out, make a plan of what to buy and when you’re going to use it. This will also save you time because you’ll only have to go to the grocery store once a week to get all of the ingredients you’ll need. It will also help you stay focused rather than just roaming around not knowing what to buy.
- Reconnect with Friends
Everyone’s social lives have changed this past year. Being in isolation has made it really hard to see friends who you may have otherwise seen frequently. Now is a great time to meet up with friends again because the weather is getting nicer. Take a socially distanced walk or eat lunch outside with friends who you may not have seen in a while. Now is the time to take advantage of the nice weather because before you know it, we’ll be right back in the freezing cold again!
- Set Up a Daily Routine
During this pandemic, it’s been really easy to sleep in and stay in bed all day doing work. While this is nice every once in a while, creating a routine for yourself can make all the difference. Set time aside each day to focus on yourself and do something that will make you feel good. Whether this be working out, meditating, or even doing a face mask or manicure, taking time for yourself is important now more than ever. Creating a routine will bring organization to your life and help you stay on top of all the plans you have.