Staying Organized in 2018: Tips On Setting Goals for Yourself

Staying Organized in 2018: Tips On Setting Goals for Yourself

Hey guys! I hope that you’re all doing well. πŸ™‚ Has this new year gotten off to a beautiful start for you? I’m praying that it has! ❀

In this spur-of-the-moment post, I decided I wanted to share with you some of my tips onΒ staying organized. Over the past year or so, I have really become passionate about organization and being productive, which is why this has been a fun post to write. If you have any tips you’ve learned yourself, make sure to share them in the comments below!

Are you ready? I’m ready! Let’s check out these tips. πŸ™‚ xxx

My 5 Tips on Goal Setting

  • Take your biggest goals, then break them down into steps.Β I’d like to thank my mom for giving me this important tip! Deciding that you want to do something (especially as a new years resolution!) is the very first step – definitely an essential one to take. However, without little goals to meet along the way, you won’t get very far. Giving yourself multiple steps that will eventually lead to your main goal is a huge encouragement, because then you can see and feel that progress!
  • Make lists and check things off.Β There are so many different to-do style lists you can create and complete, whether it’s daily/weekly/monthly, or something else that will helpΒ youΒ organize your goals. For example, I love making lists of blog posts to write, what I want to get done in the day ahead (these are usually written in the morning before breakfast), books I want to get at the library, etc. You can keep lists on your phone, in a notebook, on a scrap of paper taped to your bathroom mirror – wherever you will see it and be reminded of what you want to accomplish!

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  • Give yourself time and space.Β Just as long as your aspirations aren’t on a time schedule or dependent on something else (money, a person, circumstances – instead, think of the things you simply want to accomplish for you!),Β work when you’re inspired and take time to rejuvenateΒ when you’re not.Β Giving myself a month-long break last year from language learning was necessary, because I might have started to resent the lessons if I’d simply continued for the sake of consistency! In some cases, it might be necessary to push yourself a little and just begin (do it, take the plunge!), but if you know in your heart that you need a physical, mental, or emotional break from what you’ve been doing,Β definitelyΒ give yourself that space. Good things take time ❀
  • Clean your room.Β This tip may sound more like a command from a parent rather than an organization tip, haha, but guys!! Having a beautiful, clean, organized room with everything in its place is aΒ hugeΒ encouragement for me to get other things done. When I see the things in my room organized, it inspires me to organize other things in my life, from blog posts to digital photos. This is an easy way to inspire yourself!
  • Reward yourself.Β Whether the accomplished tasks carry their own rewards (i.e. sharing a blog post and receiving feedback on it), or you buy yourself a treat after meeting a goal, knowing that there will be a fun way to celebrate at the end has been helpful for me on many occasions!

Thank you so much for reading! I pray that these tips can help you (just like they encourage me!), and I hope that you have a beautiful day. ❀

Let me know in the comments below:

How are YOU staying organized this year?

— Maggie

62 thoughts on “Staying Organized in 2018: Tips On Setting Goals for Yourself

    1. Thank you, Lynn! ❀ That's wonderful πŸ™‚ I know how much they help me. Haha oh goodness, I'm the same way! There are often too many things I want to do. One thing I've mentioned before on my blog that may help with that is to number the goals in order of importance, starting with 'number one' as the task to accomplish first, then 'two' and so on … but there may not actually be much help for those of us with so many aspirations! πŸ˜‰ ❀


  1. Great tips Maggie- much needed at this time of year! Good luck with your goals this year πŸ˜„. One of my goals is to leave more comments on blog posts πŸ˜„

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  2. I love this post, Maggie! Breaking big goals down into smaller pieces/steps is a good way to approach the big things! I also agree with cleaning your room…I need to get on that, I’m so much more productive when my space is crisp and clean! Thanks for sharing! xo

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  3. Still getting used to the 2018 haha, Maggie these are all great tips! Seeing a clean house, room helps me feel encouraged to keep it that way. They said messiness can induce stress, and I believe it. I used to never use lists before, but I’ve found lists to be quite helpful!

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  4. These are some really nicd tips. The thing is we know them but still don’t do it. Thanks for giving that motivation, Maggie!πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

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  5. I’m really unorganized, so this helps a lot! πŸ˜€
    I love making lists too, so I might start with that. I think they’re really effective…Plus, I always feel like I’ve achieved something whenever I check something off a list, haha!
    Thanks for the tips, Maggie! ❀

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  6. Hi, Maggie! This is a really useful list πŸ˜€ I like the idea of breaking goals down into steps, it really helps when I try to think of my long term goals! Thank you for this helpful post!
    Clover ❀️

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    1. Hey Clover! Aw thanks! Yes, that tip really helped me, too. Slowly accomplishing things over a length of time instead of having one huge goal to one day check off is much more motivating! It was my pleasure! ❀

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  7. Great tips Maggie, many of them I use thankfully. It’s important to make a list and refer to it every so often to make sure you’re on track. Rewarding yourself is a wonderful idea for a job well done. Thank you for sharing. πŸ™‚

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  8. I recently cleaned my room for the same reason πŸ˜† it’s so nice to have a clean room and it motivates me to work too. I’m using my bullet journal as well to write down all of my work I have to do.

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  9. For work, I use the Notes app on my phone constantly. I try to get everything out of my head so I don’t have to try to remember things, especially at 3 in the morning πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ And I make lists of things to do for work on Friday afternoons because on Mondays, I can’t remember anything I was doing the week before.

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  10. I love this. Beautiful. I’ve cleaned my room and I have everything organized so I can find what I need. I posted a blog post about what I’m doing in 2018 and my blog schedule. I want to work on timing that you suggested in one of your blog post. I’m taking time this year to do more self-care for myself and to help others realize how important it is. I’m going to take your suggestions from this blog and use them to help me further my organization skills. Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. Thank you! Aw that’s great πŸ™‚ Having my room organized makes me so happy. That’s a beautiful way to spend your year! xx Wishing you the best of luck with that. I’m glad I could help. You’re welcome!

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      1. You’re welcome. Thank you I think so. I literally couldn’t walk around without tripping on something so I knew it was time to clean. I cleaned my bathroom too and put up my new shower curtain. It has butterflies on it. Thank you I appreciate that. I think so. Thank you so much.

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      2. Yep exactly. It sure does. I feel so clean and organized when I clean and organize. I love it. Everything has a place and everything has to be in its place or I just go crazy because I’m trying to find something and I can’t find it. It is. I’ll take a picture and post it sometime.

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