Getting your life together is something that most of us strive for. Yet we rarely know where to start with this important journey. Which is why today we are going to chat about what you can do to get your life together and in order. To help you this is organized into an actionable checklist that you can use. If this sounds helpful for you then keep reading for the getting your life together checklist to follow!
And make sure to scroll to he bottom after reading for more helpful resources to help you create your best life.
But for now let’s get into these get your life in order checklist!
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The Getting Your Life Together Checklist To Follow
Get your life in order checklist:
Checklist Item 1: Create a one year plan.
First up is a simple but helpful idea for getting your life together- sit down and make a plan for what you want the next 365 days to look like. This is essential for knowing what you want the rest of your life to look like so you can make it happen.
This plan should be both inspiring and push you to better yourself while also being logical and reasonable. So that you can use it to motivate yourself while also helping to keep you in line.
Checklist Item 2: Follow your (hopefully productive) morning routine.
Next up is a super helpful day for making every single day productive- create an efficient and productive morning routine.
There is a lot behind this tip so if you don’t feel like your morning routine is efficient and productive then head over to this post here where I share 12 productive morning habits.
But this can really help to transform your productivity in your life which is a huge part of getting your life together and in order.
Checklist Item 3: Hold yourself accountable.
Accountability is so important.
Honestly I can’t stress enough how important it is to hold yourself accountable in order to start living your best life and get your life together.
You need to be honest with yourself and then also hold yourself accountable to the actionable steps that you made. If you aren’t holding yourself accountable then who will? Also, it can get a bit lonely on the journey of self improvement and creating your dream life. So it’s often best to focus on your own accountability rather than depending on others.
A good way to work on holding yourself accountable is to do a monthly check in at the end of every month. At the check in look at what progress you made this month and what you can do better or more of next month.
Checklist Item 4: Make a weekly to do list.
If you have been around here for a bit then you would know I absolutely swear by the importance of weekly to do lists. Definitely one of my most important tips for how to be more productive.
But in order to truly be productive you need to take it to the next level and make sure you are prioritizing your daily to do list. This isn’t hard though! Just go through after you make your to do list and number it. Start with 1 and work your way down in order of importance.
Checklist Item 5: Keep a time log.
This is something to do if you feel like your days are chaotic and super unorganized.
For a few days each day keep a log of what you do every hour. Then you can use that to see where the time in your day is going. And then from there you can re-evaluate your time and how you can re-arrange your days for improved organization and productivity.
Checklist Item 6: Use a planner.
If you have been on here before you probably heard me talk before about the importance of using a planner many times!
Planners keep your whole life organized. I recommend having one at work and one for your home life if you find that just one gets too filled up.
If you have a planner but don’t use it every week like you need to do to stay organized then take a look at this 5 Reasons Your Planner Isn’t Working and figure out why and then follow the steps for what to do to start using it.
If you don’t currently have a planner I recommend checking out the Erin Condren Life Planner!
Checklist Item 7: Start your day with a task.
Starting your day with a task that needs to get done can set your whole day up for organization and productivity.
You set the mood for the day and you can use that “just woke up” energy to help you get more done.
I also recommend setting up an organized morning routine as part of this habit. Here is a list of 13 ideas for organized morning routines.
Checklist Item 8: Find a stress coping mechanism that works for you.
Everyone gets stressed out! But taking the time to find stress coping mechanisms that work for you is so essential for becoming the most amazing version of yourself. This is so helpful for helping you have a better life overall.
Checklist Item 9: Start keeping a habit journal.
Habit journals are one of the best ways to help you form new positive habits. Here is one of my favorite and simple habit journals! Tracking your habits helps you actually form the habits so you can start improving yourself.
Checklist Item 10: Start waking up earlier in the morning.
Waking up early in the morning helps you be more productive and get more done. I have some tips for waking up earlier that you can read here!
Checklist Item 11: Take strategic breaks.
Did you know that taking strategic breaks can actually make you more productive? It seems strange that a tip for how to be more productive would be to stop working but it actually does help improve productivity to rest your brain.
If you didn’t already know that then head over to this post here where I talk about how to take breaks to boost productivity.
Checklist Item 12: Automate a task every week.
Technology is your friend!
In any situation where you can use technology to help make tasks quicker, easier, and automated that is better.
For example, if you can create email response templates do that. If you can automate certain emails going to certain folders then do that! Automating tasks and using technology can really help you be more productive. This tip for how to be more productive can also help you waste less time in your day so it’s a win-win.
Checklist Item 13: Set up a monthly calendar
I recommend using a big wall calendar for the “big picture” and then a weekly planner throughout the month.
On your monthly calendar make sure to note anything that changes month-to-month, your kids/families activities, appointments, meetings, deadlines, etc.
This is meant to be a snapshot of your month to keep you on track and also to help remind you of what is happening this month as you are making it.
I personally have 2 of these, one at home and one at work and find the process of filling out the calendar to be almost as helpful as actually seeing it every day.
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