Daily Dose of Design: My Word for 2017 + Self Organizational Tips

Monday, January 2, 2017

My Word for 2017 + Self Organizational Tips

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Happy New Year!! I cannot believe it's finally here, but we're in 2017! Am I the only one who found it *so* incredibly satisfying that the new year started on a Sunday?! It made the OCD in me so happy, ha! The holidays went so fast but it was such a magical few weeks and so relaxing, so now I'm so excited and ready to get back to work and doing some goal crushing. ;) There's something about the fresh start of a brand new year that gets everyone motivated, but usually that motivation fades and we give up on a lot of our goals. I'm guilty as charged - it's no secret that I've set goals for myself that I never completed but now, being a blogger and in the world where goals truly matter for your business, I realize that it was because the goals I was setting for myself were completely unrealistic. The timing didn't add up and nothing made any "real" sense. Now I have a better sense of goal setting and I definitely feel less overwhelmed and much more excited about reaching and achieving my goals.


That being said, my word for 2017 is committed. I've come up with a few words and sayings that I love and want to live by this year but committed is my "one word". I'm committed to building up my blog/brand more successfully; committed to getting healthier; committed to myself and achieving my goals and committed to BEING committed. It works all around - both personally and business wise! I chose committed because it was one of the words that kept floating around my brain during the past few weeks and after making a detailed list of my main goals for the year, I realized that since I am so committed to checking them all off, it was the perfect pick.

I know that I'll keep adding things in terms of what I'm committed to and for, but that's sort of the exciting part! Speaking of - I'm definitely working to become committed to being a more organized person. I'm sort of a planner by nature, but with so many aspects of running a blog and business, you *really* need to organize yourself, big time. The whole week between Christmas and New Years was sort of a blur (which according to Twitter I wasn't the only one - phew!!) and I may or may not have only left my house a handful of times... But I DID use it to plan things out and organize myself. From my couch as I caught up on the shows on my DVR, obviously. ;)

4 tips to keep you organized this year:

Use a planner. Guys, my planner is like my best friend. Seriously I carry it everywhere with me, treat it like a baby and spend a ton of money on making it pretty (like, too much money. As in $70 on stickers, supplies, washi tape, etc in Michael's today.. yeah). Some people work better with visuals and that is SO me. I need to see things to make more sense of them. I also have an online calendar (via Google Calendar) that I plan things out on. Planning things out is my #1 and although it isn't for everyone, I think it's worth a try! ;) If you are a planner addict like me, I have a REALLY fun planner giveaway happening on Instagram right now!

Declutter. Everything. Is there really any better feeling than decluttering, throwing and giving things away and having a clean space? I clean weekly and try to deep clean monthly but we all know that that doesn't always happen. The first week of January (and usually into the second and third week too) I go on these cleaning rampages and it's such a good feeling! If you have yet to deep clean this year (I know in the whole day that's been 2017 thus far ;), try it - it's an amazing feeling.

Make realistic goals. Like I mentioned, making goals is extremely important - but even more important is making a list of goals that are realistic and can be achieved. There's no better self-organizational method than having a clear idea of what you want to achieve short and long term. I have so many ideas of what I want this year to look like, and because I made lists of my goals I can see them being achieved and it's a really, really awesome feeling.

Start a money saving challenge. This is the first year I'm doing a 52 week money saving challenge, and I'm SO excited!! There's a ton of different ways to do this but essentially, you save a set amount of money each week and have a jar of savings by the end of the year. I personally see this as a way to better organize my spending habits (AKA shopping too much, as if that'll change!) and budget each month more effectively. I'm excited to see how this goes!

I teamed up with START Planner to give away one of their awesome planners for 2017 on Instagram! Follow the two simple steps to enter on this image:

Happy Monday!! On the blog today I'm sharing my word for 2017 and 4 self organizational tips to help you rock 2017 💕 Yesterday I went to Michael's and bought a ton of fun planner goodies so I'm spending the morning decorating this new @startplanner beauty and planning out January to a T 👌🏼 This planner is by far one of my favorites I've seen/used mainly because it has a spot for *everything* imaginable! To say Happy New Year to you guys and help get you super organized I've teamed up with @startplanner to giveaway one of these awesome planners!! All you have to do to enter is: 1. Enter this contest: goo.gl/0BUoMN (free download!) 2. Comment here ONE goal you have for 2017! Good luck!! ✨🎊 ---------------- Opened to US residents only. This giveaway is not sponsored/associated with Instagram. You're only eligible to win if you follow the two above steps. All entries must be submitted by January 5th at 3 PM (EST). Winner will be announced on January 6th.

A photo posted by Adriana Nudo (@dailydoseofdesign) on


What's your word for 2017?

XOXO

46 comments:

  1. These are great tips! I seriously need to become more organized in 2017 when it comes to my blog. Wishing you a happy and healthy new year!

    xoxo,
    Casey // adolescentadulthood.co

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  2. These are great tips! I seriously need to become more organized in 2017 when it comes to my blog. Wishing you a happy and healthy new year!

    xoxo,
    Casey // adolescentadulthood.co

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  3. I am in the process of decluttering my entire home! I wanted to get it done before the new year but that didn't happen! Hoping to be done by the end of the week!
    Bridget | http://nuttyhiker.com

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  4. These are such great tips!! I love getting organized and decluttering!!

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  5. I LOVE your word for the year!! I chose focus for mine, however committed is such a wonderful choise since it does work for personal and professional goals! Awesome giveaway too!

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  6. I love the word you chose for the year! It's one thing to do something, but to be "committed" to it, that puts an entirely different spin on it and gives you a greater accountability factor. Best of luck with all your goals this year, you've got this!

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  7. Wonderful word for the year! Committed really brings to mind that you're sticking with something and seeing it through which is an excellent way to see 2017. I am using a planner to plan ahead and it is so useful!

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  8. So i procrastinated (per usual) and forgot to get a planner for 2017!! This is completely not like me at all because I live for planners! Anyway I am kind of excited that I procrastinated a little because I had never heard of the Start Planner and now I am obsessed with it so a HUGE thank you to you!

    xoxo, Hannah

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  9. I most definitely need to be more organized in the coming you. I always start out organized, but then fall off the band wagon. We can do it though!
    Also, your blog is gorgeous.

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  10. Love these tips! I'm a planner freak and I love it-but somehow I just always forget to pick mine up. I need to pick out one that's not too expensive (I've been using Erin Condren, which I love...but you can't afford to forget about her!) and that's easy to use...any suggestions?


    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

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  11. I love the idea of being committed! It took me a while to really commit to blogging, I quit so many times. I wish you all the best in 2017!

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  12. I love the planner- the marble design is too cute! and commitment to planning is so important, esp when blogging x

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  13. These are all such great tips! I have a fun list of goals I wish to accomplish this year and I decided to save $5 for every goal completed. All of these goals are realistic and obtainable. I also love the look of that planner.

    with love, danielle

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  14. Reasonable goals and decluttering are two things I really tried to focus on too!

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  15. Committed is a fantastic word for the new year. So much that you can do with that word! Hoping that your first week of January is going well! :-)

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  16. Loved that the new year started on a Monday! I can't believe the holidays are over, but excited to get into full blogging mode again!

    Your planner is the cutest!

    Happy 2017!

    xx, Jamie

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  17. I love the idea of having a word to live by for the new year! Also, love all of your organization tips!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

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  18. Love your tips girl. I keep seeing this "word of the year" and honestly didn't think anything of it until I noticed more bloggers doing it so I guess my words would have to be: patience, motivation and confidence.

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  19. I love your planer! I don't use a planner for blog posts, but I just started using CoSchedule to schedule all my social media. It makes things so much easier because I don't have to go back and forth to my computer all day to pin or tweet.

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  20. I'd love to know which 52 challenge you are doing and participate too! I need to save money bad! I love your organizational tips and your 2017 word. I need to get my office decluttered and organized, it's gotten a bit crazy lately. Good luck this year!

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  21. I love your word of the year! How awesome for you! Gah, I still need to find the perfect planner for this year.

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  22. I love that planner! I'm hoping to declutter my life this year... since I'll hopefully be moving to a small apartment somewhere it's bound to happen!

    Tori

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  23. Such a great word for the year! I really love the planner. Im more focusing on savings and fitness this year. It's a serious year for me.

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  24. Your planner is so neat! I love everything in your list. Making a realistic goals are the best thing to do.

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  25. I really need to start decluttering things around my house!! I love organizing, but I have to set out a block of time to really get going! Also heading over to enter your giveaway right now!

    xo
    Sami
    www.theclassicbrunette.com

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  26. I chose a word for 2017 as well. My word is BECOME. I want to be the girl I always dream about being this year. It is now or never. I want to be her for longer than I wasn't her.

    Love the tips you gave!

    ♡ Kaitlyn
    www.mypostpartumlife.com

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  27. Committed is such a good word! Mine is visibility :) Good luck with 2017.

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  28. Your planner looks so cute! I'm the same way with mine, I need it to be color coded, organized, and very pretty! Love your 2017 word, too!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

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  29. Such a great word for 2017! Mine is open. Decluttering is something I need to work on as well!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  30. I love the word you chose. Being committed is perfect for motivating you to achieve your goals for the year! Thanks for the tips on how to stay on top of things this year!

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  31. Such a cute planner! My blog Bestie and I went to pick out planners and notebooks yesterday to start off the year!

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  32. Happy New Year! Such great tips! I really need to set my mind to all of them and get started! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. My word this year is actually organized! And I am happy to say I am following all four of your tips! Happy New Year! excited to see where 2017 takes you!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

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  34. I am a scatter brain, I think it is hereditary. I am also a visual person, so planner might help me to keep my life more organized. I would love to be more organized this year, but I think it might take me longer then a year to learn to be more organized! :)

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  35. I am all for decluterring. I need to do that with my closet this year.

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  36. I like that word! I'm so with you on the planner. Without it, I'd be completely lost!

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  37. Planning is always a great thing. Things are way easier and better.

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  38. These are wonderful tips!!! Looking forward to all the new things coming this year.

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  39. I'm totally not a paper-planner girl, I love having everything digital! But I totally agree, having everything laid out is such a great feeling!

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  40. Committed. Such simple but powerful word. I hope to be able to make use of the planner I have for 2017 and not for it to end up stashed away like all planners of years past. :)

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  41. My one word for 2017 is consistency. I want to be showing up for my readers consistently, I want to promote consistently, and I want to share new content consistently. I know there will be some days when I get burnt out, but I hope I can overall stick with my word for the year. Love all your organization tips!

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  42. These are great tips. I would like to organize my stuff but my problem is always where and how to start.

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  43. Oooooh I lovelovelove that. COMMITTED. I'm with ya, sistah!

    Coming Up Roses

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  44. I am working to save money for a mortgage this year so doing the money challenge is an excellent idea and one that I want to try. Great post and love your word for the year

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  45. I am in love with my new start planner for goal setting. Love committed great choice!

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  46. These are all great tips and things that I actually need to do. I wanted to design my own planner for this year, but I think I will have to suck it up and just buy one.

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