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I’m Becoming More Organized in 2014

Happy New Year!!!  One of my goals for 2014 is to become more organized and I’m happy to say, I’ve been making great strides in this area.  First let me give kudos to my co-worker (Ani B), who introduced me to the art of using a calendar to record my daily task which has greatly worked wonders in my life.  I know what you’re probably thinking….”don’t you have a calendar in your email (Microsoft Outlook)?”  Yes I do have that calendar, but for some reason it didn’t all click for me until I started using this particular little calendar.

What makes this calendar so special?

To be honest, the calendar isn’t special in any type of way.  If I had to describe it, I’d say it’s black and small which makes it very manageable and that works for me.  I’m not a fan of bulky calendars…it needs to be able to fit into my purse nicely and it does, so I’m happy about that.

Now, the reason I’m so thrilled about this calendar is the fact that I’ve actually been more productive since I started using it.  It has made my life so easy and I’ve now started using it in my personal life as well.  I’m terribly busy and that makes it very hard for me to keep up with everything but now I don’t have that problem anymore because all I have to do is just go to my little handy dandy calendar.  When I complete a task, I cross it off and that makes me feel good…like I’ve accomplished something.  When I don’t complete a task, I just move it to the next day or I might highlight it to ensure that I don’t forget or overlook the task that needs to be completed.

I know this probably sounds anal to some people but it works for me.  I’m the type of person that needs to feel like I’ve accomplished something or that I’m getting things done and keeping a calendar does the trick for me.  It’s been a great stress reducer and we all could live with a less stress.

Do you keep a calendar?  How are you staying organized and getting things done in your life?  What are your goals for 2014?