If we look through the vloggers on YouTube, we will see that their video contents have many trends. Many of them create videos that show a day in their lives. They show what they eat in a day or a week. And they show how they stay organized and on top of their tasks. They show their audience how they mastered the daily grind of their schools and/or jobs.
When we watch such videos on organization, though, we can’t help but feel overwhelmed. There are just too many ways to put our lives in order. But the good thing is that there are many fool-proof ways that we can try. All we need to do is find the one that best fits our needs.
Keeping Track of Our Appointments
The great thing about setting up appointments for various services, some businesses offer appointment reminders. Got a doctor’s appointment? Lucky for us, some clinics would call up the patients to remind them. Booked a session with a massage therapist? Well, the receptionist can send us a text before our schedule.
But even if some businesses offer such services, we also have to do our part. We have to keep track of our appointments in our own ways. One of the best ways to do so is by using Google Calendar. This is no secret. Many offices widely use Google Calendar to keep track of the meetings and deadlines. But, surprisingly, many of us don’t often use it for our personal appointments and other notable dates.
Let’s start utilizing it more in our personal lives. It can ping us minutes before our appointments. It’s easily viewable and synced across our devices. And it’s very user-friendly.
Getting Used to the Daily Grind
For many of us, especially those who aren’t interested in staying organized at all, there’s no point in listing down our tasks every single day. But for other people creating a daily checklist helps them internalize what their days would look like. They would be more ready to take on their tasks. And they get to track their productivity.
We could do the same thing with a bullet journal. Designed by Ryder Carroll, the bullet journal is the best way to keep track of our daily activity. This way, we can stay on top of our tasks and make sure that we don’t miss a thing. Even if the job is as small as picking up more milk, we’re encouraged to list it down in our bullet journal. After all, it’s the tiny but crucial tasks that often slip our minds.
Tackling Big Projects
When we take up big projects for school or work, the first thing that happens is that we feel overwhelmed. We feel this when we start our dissertation. It’s work full of research and writing that would span one year or more. We feel this when we start projects at work, especially when we start partnerships with clients that could go on for a few years.
The anxiety and even panic that comes with big projects are very understandable. But, with the right tools, we can embark on our major projects. Asana is one of the best apps for project management. It can help us map out the timeline of our project. Then, with it, we can list down the tasks, sort them according to their deadlines or workload, and keep track of what’s accomplished. It’s also a great way to collaborate with other people. We can easily share our boards, calendars, and whatnot with our partners.
Recording Our Finances
Doing our taxes can be such a pain. It’s sorting through a year’s worth of expenses. But it’s even more painful if our receipts are all over the place. Truth be told, most of us don’t even have the patience and keen eye for doing our taxes. But the good thing is that there are many ways to help us keep track of our finances.
One of them is by using the app called Mint. This money manager app keeps our bills, balances, and expenses all in one place. It can help us plan our finances, remind us to pay our bills, and even find more tips in managing our finances.
Staying organized is not something that everyone is keen to do. Not all of us have the patience to regularly manage calendars, checklists, and whatnot. But the good thing is that many things can help us ease our way into a more organized life. We need to find the best one for us.