All posts tagged: organization

Sort It Out: Creating A Capsule Wardrobe

Originally posted on A Venturing Girl:
Wardrobes can be frightening places if we let them. Sure, they’re just there to store your clothes, shoes, hats etc. But let’s be real, they’re so much more. Your wardrobe is the place you go first thing in the morning to choose what image you’re going to put out to the world. It’s the place where you know you’re comfy pj’s are waiting at the end of the long day. Or THAT dress when you’re getting ready to hit the town. Your wardrobe is – like your home and all of your possessions really – a reflection of how you view yourself. And at times we can look at our wardrobes with feelings of shame,disgust and – my personal favorite – crippling indecisiveness (this happens to me about once a month, ladies, you know). So what has my wardrobe been reflecting lately? Well, until recently, if you looked at my wardrobe, Brenda Fricker in Home Alone 2 probably would have sprung to mind. When I got home after New…

The secret to surviving long work weeks

Originally posted on F R E E D O M:
? I can’t lie. I’m totally looking forward to my day off tomorrow. I’ve logged exactly 60 hours at my ‘day’ job, not including the portion of the paper work which I do not bill for. Needless to say, tomorrow will just be a great big blank out day for me. A day to run errands I so desperately need to run and see friends I need to see before I start my travels again. But what’s the secret to surviving? Impeccable organization skills is definitely one, but so is commitment and ironically flexibility, improvising on the spot, and having no expectations at all – as long as if something runs (yes, there’s no standards here) and I realized, this only works in short bursts. Because even the best slip up at times, and because there’s no cushioning time to fix mistakes, it’s very easy for one small mistake to snowball into major problems. On top of that, your health will probably take a hit…

Managing Clutter Magnet Spaces

Originally posted on Minimal Millennial:
Clutter magnet spaces. You know what I’m talking about – the table next to the door, that part of the kitchen counter, your nightstand. The places where clutter sets up camp. For me and my husband, I’m a bit ashamed to admit, all of the flat surfaces in our apartment are magnet spaces. It’s not for lack of storage or even an excess of stuff that really causes the clutter buildup. It’s mainly a bad habit that we’re constantly fighting against. Every. Day. And when the table isn’t clear or there are clothes on the bed, I get distracted and stressed out. When my desk is most cluttered, I even question why I’m talking about minimalism (despite how far I’ve come these past three years). Why does stuff appear there? Our routine includes a thorough apartment-cleaning each weekend so that we can have a fresh start to the week. Everything goes back to its proper place and we breathe easier knowing that everything is where it should be. So why,…

Everything Can’t Be A Priority (…but actually)

I currently attend a small private university (SPU). I can’t speak for all SPU’s and I definitely can’t speak for larger universities, but on my campus being over-involved is highly encouraged. Don’t get me wrong, we all know it’s not okay. Everyone complains about how they don’t time (period). Not to mention, it’s difficult to get students to commit…fully commit…to an organization. To make matters worse, many will even take on leadership roles for multiple orgs knowing that they don’t actually have time to LEAD the members. Moral of the story: YOU NEED TO PRIORITIZE. Most people have multiple “passions.” However, you’re no help to anyone if you can’t focus your passion and commit your time. Let’s be honest: NO ONE WANTS TO DEAL WITH YOUR SCATTERBRAINED WAYS. Know yourself and what you can handle. Currently, I am doing this very thing (call me a hypocrite). But at least I am taking step number 1 (Recognizing and admitting that I have a problem). Here are my priorities The University Student Film Society* Film Courses/Personal Readings* …