It has come to that point in the semester where motivation is at an all-time low. All I want to do at this point is nap. Literally, that’s it. But unfortunately finals are coming up, interviews for summer jobs and fall semester organizations are happening, and there’s just no time to be a blob. (which stinks because blobbing is my specialty).
But the good news is spring is the perfect time to get a fresh start! SO IT’S TIME TO GET UP, GET OUT, GET MOTIVATED, GET INSPIRED, and GET ORGANIZED!
Tiding up your house (Outer order, Inner Calm)
Things like filling out applications and homework are easier when your soundings are tidy. The idea of “outer order, inner calm” is something I got from Blair Lamb. (check out her YouTube channel here!) On her YouTube channel, she does a lot of homemaking, and in one of her videos she talked about how she cleans when she’s feeling overwhelmed or anxious. She talked about when there is order on the outside it helps bring order to your thoughts (order on the inside).
One way to make the process of creating “outer order” easier is by starting in one corner of the room and working in a circle. Clean out and put away everything in the corner before moving on to a different part of the room, so you don’t get overwhelmed! Cleaning is also a great time to put on your favorite playlist and make it fun! Don’t over think this and don’t obsess over small details just tidy up!
here’s a quick list to get you started on (quickly) tiding you house!
- Make your bed
- Get everything off the floor and put away (put laundry in the hamper, books back on shelves)
- Do the dishes
Scheduling Without a planner
Yep, that’s right; YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE A PLANNER! All you need is a system you trust.
One thing I learned in my first semester of college (in a class I was required to take) was that if you put information such as due dates and appointments, in a “system you trust”, your mind can focus on tasks other than just remembering those pieces of information.
That system could be your phone notes, a piece of printer paper, a dry erase board in your room. Whatever “system” works best for you as long as you’re CONSISTENT (that’s the “trust” part) in using the same system and you know where to find the important information you need to remember, you’re golden!
Declutter Unnecessary Items
Now that you have brought order to your house and your schedule it’s time to get rid of the things that are holding you back.
When you were cleaning you probably found something you didn’t need. When you were putting information into your “trusted system” you probably saw some things that were sucking up extra time. Here’s your official permission to get rid of them!
That sweater you got as a gift and didn’t like? Donate it. The receipts that you’ve been saving since 2012? Recycle them. The lunch date with a friend who always makes underhanded comments and brings you down? Cancel it.
It’s ok to downsize. It’s ok to donate the “just in case” clothes. Freeing yourself from people holding you down is ok. You deserve a fresh start this spring, and I hope this post helped you get it! It’s going to be hard, but you got this! Keep seeking sunshine! Love Ya!