Wednesday, January 9, 2013

9 How to Lead a More Organized Life

I had a sweet friend ask me last week, "How do you do it all?"
{Isn't it incredible to hear other people's view of your own life?}
I have friends like Casey and Jennifer who really do 'do it all' . . .
but me. . . I'm just normal. .
After realizing my friend was being serious, I thought others might want some ideas on how to make your life more organized . . .
or at least life in the kitchen! :-)

1. Wake up early
I wake up early (like 5 am early) on most days. In the mornings, I love to have my quiet time, drink my coffee, make breakfast, start writing or post my blog for the day, read a couple of blogs, answer emails, and get dinner started if I'm making a crock pot meal.
2. Make a list of things you want to get done today! 
Make a list of what you want to accomplish today. (or for you night owls, make a list the night before) Plan when you are going to workout, run your errands, start dinner, etc.
3. Make meals easier! 
Spend a Saturday making a couple freezer meals and that way, if you do have hectic day, you can just throw one in the crock pot. And use your crock pot. A couple of minutes of prep time and dinner is ready 8 hours later!
4. Use a meal plan 
Once a week decide what you are going to make/pick up for dinner each night. Make a store list from your meal plan and go to the store once a week. Having an organized kitchen is imperative! Making a store list is always so much easier when you can see what you already have and what you need!
5. Give yourself grace.  
You aren't perfect. Some days you will fail.
But tomorrow is always another day :-) 
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  1. AH! I love this post.
    And amen to giving yourself grace... I need this reminder more often than not!

  2. Meal plans help so much! It saves a lot of money as well... keeping away from any impulsive food purchases! Oh and I love it... I was given the same "e" mug from Anthropologie and gave to the same friend the yellow to do list for part of her gift :)

    1. Amen! HILARIOUS about the mug and the to do list! :-) I ADORE both! :-) (and both were gifts!)

  3. Printing and hanging up lol. I really need to plan meals out better. xx

  4. I really need to jump on the meal plan wagon, thanks for the inspiration!:)

  5. New Follower!! Found you through Caseys linkup! Love your blog.. and when you have time hop over to my blog and if you like what you see.. follow back! Happy New Year!!

  6. i definitely need to remember #5!!

  7. Just found your blog through Ashley. Needed this reminder today! Thank you!


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