Organization for the Working Girl
Colorful stickers ✔️ highlighters ✔️ SoulCycle schedule pulled up & ready for sign-ups to go live @12p ✔️
It's no secret I'm a huge fan of planning ahead & I'm also known for having a love of bright colors + patterns. Putting the two hand-in-hand for my organization process is where I find my success! Why? Studies have proven that mixing things we love (like these stickers & these highlighters) with things that seem overwhelming (like planning your week ahead of time + meal prepping) actually makes us like the thing we're really not looking forward to doing!
The step by step:
Every Sunday, I lay out my planner, pens, highlighters, stickers + a grocery list + the weekly schedules of the workout classes I know I want to attend.
PRIORITIZE. With a million & one events, happy hours, and volunteer opportunities going on every week, it can be exhausting to narrow it down to just one or two to attend. That's where prioritizing comes into play. Ask yourself: Which activities are you dying to attend? What are the benefits of attending? What are the costs - whether monetary, work related or personal.
MAP IT OUT. Now that you've chosen what you're going to attend for the week, it's time to map it all out - here's where I write it allllll down - make it messy, color coordinated or mix in stickers, whatever you do, make it fun! Peek at what a typical week looks like for me below :) During this step, I also coordinate with Richie on what his weekly plans are + we map out our weekly dinner schedule.
GROCERY LIST. Your week is looking great so far! With dinners planned ahead, it's time to check the fridge + pantry for all those meal ingredients. Make a grocery list for items you know you'll need now so you're not doing a last minute store run on Wednesday night for olive oil! What's your weekly lunch look like? I personally try to bring my lunch at least 3 days a week - staples items included in my lunchbox: hummus, crackers, PB, honey crisp apple + fresh squeezed grapefruit juice.
MEAL PREP. You've done all the hard work, now time for some fun in the kitchen! Slice the chicken, cut up the veggies, make your overnight oats + get your containers ready. Meal prepping will save you SO much time during the week. Having meals already set up lowers stress and detours us from making poor decisions on grab+go foods.
Woo! Look at you - all organized & ready to take on the week ahead!
Have organization tips of your own? Feel free to leave them in the comments!
XO, The Future Miss You