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How to Get Organized Like a Girlboss

Updated on July 18, 2018
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Born in London, I currently live and work in Accra, Ghana. I am a writer and creative entrepreneur.

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As part of my girlboss lifestyle series, read my previous girlboss article here >>> How to Work at Home Like a Girlboss

Here are just a few tips on how to get organized like a girlboss. In your mind, you have this idea of how you want your life to look like but life takes over, and things do not always pan out the way you want them to. The trick is to stay organized to make the mountain of day to day tasks much easier to handle. In this article, I am going to outline some of the practical tips that I have used to get organized and reduce the overwhelm.


Morning Routines Make All The Difference

Affirmations For a positive start to the day
Affirmations For a positive start to the day

Set a Morning Routine

Morning routines are necessary, especially if you are a work at home mom, or you have a lot to do on a day to day basis. Try to set a morning routine that works best for you. Here is an example of my morning routine.


-Wake up

-Affirmations

-Water

-Stretch/workout

-Shower

-Scan through things to do list (that I prepared last night

-Breakfast

-Start work


This might sound like a lot to do in the morning. However, I get these things done in an hour. I start work at 6 am, and usually, finish by 2 pm latest. (I work from home, so this routine is geared towards that)


Plan Plan Plan

If you don’t have a planner, get one or use a notebook if that works for you. Some people prefer to use digital planners. However, for me, I like to see things written down in the physical. I do use Google Keep and Reminders on the Mac to keep me in check when I am working on my laptop. Planning out your week, month or even your year is vital if you want to stay organized. It means that the likelihood of you missing an appointment or forgetting to write an article or do the laundry is slim. Therefore, get planning!


5 Awesome Girlboss Planners


-Passion Planner

-Day Designer

-Bloom Vision Planner

-Evernote Moleskin Planner

-Kate Spade New York Planner


Minimal Desk

Minimal Desk
Minimal Desk

Keep Your Desk Area Tidy

Keep Your Work Area Tidy

This can be difficult for people who struggle with neatness. However, once you get into the swing of keeping things tidy, you will love it. This is what I do:


I have one ottoman in my home office; I keep all my random bits and pieces in that. My desk drawers are full of all my essentials, organized with desk tidies. I only keep the things I need on my desk. Such as:


✒️One blue ballpoint pen

Get Your Life Together Like a Girlboss: How To Plan and Organize Your Day Like a Girlboss

Wake Up 30 Minutes Earlier

Wake Up 30 Minutes Earlier Than Usual


If you already wake up early regularly, then you can skip this tip. However, if you are a late starter and you want to get more organized, try waking up 30 minutes earlier. Use this time to plan out your day and gather your thoughts for the day. I usually plan out my day the night before but if you are just getting into this whole staying organized thing, try waking up 30 minutes earlier.


How to Wake Up At 5 AM Even If You Don't Feel Like It

Share Tasks

If you have a family, share the day to day tasks. Even if you kids go to school, get them to take the trash out the night before or in the morning. Ask your husband to put the kids to bed, one of the things that I notice when I speak to women who work from home, they try to do everything themselves. There seems to be this misconception that if you work from home, you just lounge around all day watching Netflix therefore, making sure the house is spotless, and the dinner is cooked on time should be an easy task right? Wrong! You don’t have to do everything yourself !


This will not apply to you if you are not a work at home mom, however, if things do get too tricky for you, you can always hire a cleaner, a part-time virtual assistant, or someone to do the laundry for you.


Do not be afraid to delegate!


I do have a few more tricks up my sleeve. However, I will save those for another day. Thanks, for reading, and have an organized day!




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    • Lindsay Burgess profile image

      Lindsay Burgess 

      16 months ago from New York, NY

      Love this article and the YouTube video is very relatable. I'm actually a morning person but recently have been slacking so I needed this video.

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