How to Stay Organized & Motivated: Advice From Powerful Women Bloggers!

How to Stay Organized & Motivated: Advice From Powerful Women Bloggers!

How to Stay Organized & Motivated (Advice From Powerful Women Who Blog)

 

How many can say that they struggle when it comes to staying organized? I know I do. How many can say they need a  little more motivation? Hey, that’s me too.

I teamed up with a group of inspiring lady bloggers to share with you important tips and advice on how to become a more organized and motivated you!

Don’t forget to check out their incredible blogs after as well! Their site names are clickable (:

#1 Advice from (me) Ell: MAKE LISTS

“If I could give you a solid piece of advice to help you to get organized and motivated it would be utilizing lists! I absolutely love making lists. Not only do lists keep me organized but it also motivates me to want to accomplish each task that I have to do. If I can see my tasks in front of me and list them in order of importance, as I complete each and cross them off, I feel a sense of relief and accomplishment. I make lists for everything; to do lists, grocery lists, blog post ideas, what I want to accomplish for the month, what I want to accomplish for the year, any kind of list.”

#2 Advice from Vee from TheLovelyWho: VISION BOARDS

“What helps me stay motivated is having my goals somewhere visual. Whether it’s using a Pinterest board to pin images regarding my goal, printing images out and pinning them on my vision board in my bedroom, and even just creating a folder with screen shots on my phone that I can check out everyday, whenever I lose motivation. As for organized, I’m with Lauren. Writing things down and just keeping them where I can see helps me stay organized and on track with all that I have to do.”

#3 Advice from Cassie from NotYourAverage: BECOME OBSESSED & START TAKING ACTION

“How to be more productive – Stop doing anything that doesn’t contribute to the end result. Say you are starting up a business, or have set a goal on how much money you want to make on your blog, or you are a student with exams coming up, or you want to learn something new, or switch to a healthier lifestyle, or earn a side income to boost your finances. Whatever it is that you want to do, focus solely on that!!! Stop wasting your time with TV, only use social media to take ‘breaks’ if it doesn’t relate to what you are trying to achieve. For example you want to learn to live a healthier lifestyle, spend all of your time learning new recipes, researching what changes you need to make, create goals around it, create a strategic plan, start a new type of exercise you enjoy, start a food diary to track your daily meals, read books or articles about the topic. Get fully invested, get off the couch and start taking action. Become obsessed!!!”

#4 Advice from Donna from SimpleInTheSouth: UTILIZE NOTEBOOKS & APPS

“I write everything in a notebook I carry to stay organized and motivated. Being able to check them off as I go keeps me motivated to finish my list each day. I also use apps, such as google keep to make a list of my blog ideas. When I am ready, I go there and pick a new subject and begin to write.”

#5 Advice from Claire at TheFrugalFamily: REFLECT

“To stay motivated I remember 3 things I hated about where I was – and write down 3 things I love about where I am now and then 3 things I’m hopeful for in the future/ still working on”

#6 Advice from Siyana at SiyanaOnline: WRITE THINGS DOWN

“I stay organized by keeping a tiny diary and writing down all my plans for the week – meetings, work shifts, travel plans. I also keep my blog ideas in the ‘drafts’ section, so I can use them when I’m stuck!”

#7 Advice from Leah at ScenesFromCedarStreet: DREAM & LOOK BACK AT HOW FAR YOU HAVE COME. 

“I’m not an organized person by nature. Lists stress me out and looking at my planner usually overwhelms me. I’m a dreamer so what keeps me motivated is thinking about all the things I want to create and write. If I get discouraged or I’m in a rut, I look back and see all the progress I’ve made and how far I’ve come. It motivates me to keep going and pushes me to expand my creativeness”

#8 Advice from Rachael at Relimpact: PLAN OUT YOUR MONTH 

“I stay motivated and organized by planning out my month on a big white board with stickies. It’s awesome to walk into my office each day and know exactly what I’m working towards that day, that week, and all month.”

#9 Advice from Jen at GraceInColor:  BREAK DOWN YOUR GOALS & AVOID DISTRACTION

“For me, it’s all about having a (small) goal in mind and avoiding the rabbit trails I inevitably constantly find myself going down.

My practical plan is to take 10-15 minutes to either create a list or mind map and put everything I want to get accomplished on it, big and small. I always set a timer during this exercise so I don’t let my mind wander too far.

Then I sort that by “must do” and “want to do”. If my goals are really big, which some should be, I break them down into something more manageable. For example, “starting a podcast” is on my list but since it’s a big goal, I’ll break it down into “research equipment” or “go through Module 2 of a Podcast course I’m taking”.

At this point, the tendency to get overwhelmed can set in, causing paralysis. DO NOT let this happen. My next step is to avoid the overwhelm my looking at my list and pulling out three things that can be done TODAY. Even if they are small. I will leave the rest on the paper (or computer) for another day. Once those 3 things are accomplished, I strike them from the list and enjoy my success.

I will work off of that same mind map or list for a while until I feel the need to repeat the process.”

Thanks for reading & thank you to the awesome ladies who joined me to offer their advice! I hope you found this helpful & don’t forget to check them all out!!!

Until next time,

xx

ELL

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27 Comments

    • ellduclos
      June 5, 2017 / 3:59 am

      Thank you so much (:

    • ellduclos
      June 5, 2017 / 4:42 am

      My favorite thing! (:

  1. June 5, 2017 / 4:24 am

    I love that you gathered from so many resources and out it all in one place!

    • ellduclos
      June 5, 2017 / 4:41 am

      Thank you!! (:

  2. Kristal
    June 5, 2017 / 4:28 am

    Wow, I am super new to blogging and this is helpful and gives me the motivation I need.

    • ellduclos
      June 5, 2017 / 4:40 am

      I am glad you found it helpful!! (: Thank you!

  3. Amanda
    June 5, 2017 / 4:40 am

    I definitely lack motivation to stay on a schedule for my site!

  4. June 5, 2017 / 4:40 am

    These are great tips! I’ll definitely use these to plan out my blogging and upcoming posts 🙂

    • ellduclos
      June 5, 2017 / 4:47 am

      Glad you enjoyed them!!(:

  5. June 5, 2017 / 4:44 am

    Great advice, bookmarking this for later!

  6. June 5, 2017 / 4:47 am

    Wonderful tips from fabulous bloggers! What could be better? Thanks for a great post!!

    • ellduclos
      June 5, 2017 / 4:49 am

      Too sweet! Thank you so much!!(:

  7. June 5, 2017 / 4:54 am

    I am a planner ! I like I write things down to help keep myself accountable. I plan ahead for what things I’d like to achieve in the next few days. I keep it realistic too so as not to over stress.

    • ellduclos
      June 5, 2017 / 5:05 am

      Love it!

  8. June 5, 2017 / 5:48 am

    It’s a struggle and takes a lot of disciple to stay organized. I carry my notebook everywhere I go because ideas can be forgotten really quickly. Thank you for this.

  9. June 5, 2017 / 7:15 am

    This is such a helpful post! I’m not very organised so definitely need to start doing someof these things! 🙂

    • ellduclos
      June 5, 2017 / 6:30 pm

      Thank you!! (:

  10. June 5, 2017 / 8:11 am

    What a great post! I totally love it! I love organizing stuff, so a list about organizing stuff? uhhh that’s so awesome!I think ima make a Vision Board these days! Thanks for sharing!

    • ellduclos
      June 5, 2017 / 6:29 pm

      I am glad you enjoyed it!! (:

  11. June 5, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    Its not easy to be organised coz by the time u do something towards being organizing there will be one or two that will definitely mess it up hahaha

  12. RM
    June 5, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    These are great tips to help me stay more organized and less stressed with my blogging!

  13. June 5, 2017 / 6:54 pm

    Great tips! I love plan out the month! I also like to do my to-do list for the next day the night before as well!

  14. June 5, 2017 / 10:29 pm

    I LOVE lists! I have lists for literally everything. I feel like if I don’t write things down, there’s a good chance I’ll forget or get really distracted. I love the tips from the others as well. I have a little “rule of 3” of my own. I have always had issues with goal planning though, i’m not quite sure why. Thanks for a great read with some fantastic info!

    • ellduclos
      June 6, 2017 / 3:32 am

      I am glad you enjoyed it!! (: Thank you!

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