I’ve been feeling a little all over the place lately (or maybe always). It feels like I’ve got too many things in too many places, too many to-do’s that never get done, and way too little time to breathe. So I’ve been trying to simplify things wherever I can.
First, I bought a pill box. I have a few pills and supplements that I take everyday and, while it’s really not that big of a deal to open up a few bottles, it started to feel like such a pain. It slowed me down, it felt tedious, it was just ugh. So I went out and bought a basic 7-day pill box and it’s just the best. I can’t even explain how or why it’s been such a big deal, but trust me. It helps.
Second, I’ve finally got a system for my lists and calendars. I try to keep track of everything so that I don’t forget something important like a must-buy or a birthday. Here’s how I do it:
- I keep my Google Calendar up to date and keep my running shopping lists on Google Keep. This way they’re accessible anywhere (on my phone, computer, etc.) and I can add new dates/items in the moment.
- A little while back, I bought a sugar paper planner that has monthly calendars, weekly calendars, and categorized to-do lists all in one. I update these lists on Sunday nights/Monday mornings, so I know what’s coming in the week ahead.
- Each day I list my must-do items for that day in their own to-do list. This list is more granular than the week’s list that I keep in my planner; the granularity of the tasks keeps me motivated.
Any other simplifying tips?