How I Plan and Stay Organized

Picture: Salt Mines in Maras, Peru by Kyla Alexandre

If you have been here a while, you would know that part of my brand is organization and part of being super organized comes from having a really solid planning system. Today, I will run you through my organization system so you can pull some of my tips into your own system. I know at first this may seem like a lot, so I recommend experimenting with what works best for you. There are SO MANY different resources for planning and there is one for everyone out there. Planning keeps you motivated and on task, allowing you to create structure in your day and minimizes the amount of stress in your day to day life. It also gives you the ability to see things ahead so you can avoid procrastination. 

I use four methods to keep myself organized:

    • Day designer (https://daydesigner.com/ or https://www.target.com/s?searchTerm=day+designer&facetedValue=toxcg)
    • Google Calendar
    • Note pads
    • Journals (for organizing thoughts and ideas)

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Things to Remember When Traveling/Planning a Trip

(Picture: Lisbon, Portugal by Kyla Alexandre)

I have been so lucky to be able to travel as much as I do and over the years I have picked up a few tips and tricks that make traveling a whole lot smoother and a better experience for everyone involved. Traveling, no matter where you go, allows you to see the world in an entirely different light. What you see changes your perspective of the world and allows you to become an anthropologist and understand the people and the culture of where you are at. Enjoy these tips to make your adventures magical. 

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How to Plan…

I know you are probably looking at the tile, you are probably thinking that I am going to tell you all of the ways to become an OCD planning obsessed person like me. Instead, I am giving you my tips and tricks that involve planning to make life easier and strengthen habits.

Start off by figuring out what you want to tackle. It could be anything: workout plans, morning/night routines, or even just plan to increase productivity. These are all minor things that don’t require you to think too far ahead because planning every move of your future may not be the smartest thing to do.

Once you have figured out what you want to tackle, whip out a calendar so you can see your availability in regards to dates and times. When you are able to see every option, you can make the smartest decision and see every possibility, which will help choose what’s best for you.

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