Organization challenge

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Did you join me in the 21 day productivity organization challenge that I shared about a few weeks ago? I’ve joined with the Post-it® Brand and am about to complete my 21 day productivity challenge. It’s all about list making, are you a list maker? Read on to see how I improved with this challenge.

Organization Challenge
I’ve mentioned before that I’m not the most organized person, so I need a good organization challenge, and I was happy to team with Post-it® Brand on this campaign. I tend to get things done…eventually, but I often stress myself out. Have you heard the phrase, “Procrastination on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine.” Yep, that was probably someone referring to me. I’ve since decided that if I’m a last minute-er, I gotta do it all myself because it’s not fair to others.

In case you didn’t read in my previous post, Post-it® Brand identified 4 types of planners and built a tool to help identify which kind of planner you are.  I’ve partnered with Post-it® Brand, and took their productivity quiz to determine what type of planner I am, and I’m a Mindful Maverick.

This is what that means: You are a go-with-the-flow, flexible freewheeler! You go against the grain to carve your own path forward. As such, your to-do lists live in the ethereal places — they’re whispered on the wind, drawn in the sand or tumbling around organically in the back of your mind. Your rebellious nature draws you away from the herd and toward a more abstract style of tackling tasks. We’ve got some great tips that will align with your personality, and harness its unique power to set you on a holistic path to better list-making.

Yes, my lists are often whispered in the wind…flowing freely in my mind…or written in one of 100 different cutesy notebooks.  I’ve loved using the Post-it® Super Sticky Notes to jot things down, and I keep them by my bed…at my desk…in the kitchen drawer, so I can track my lists from any room. But this 21 day challenge really pushed me to get more organized. By writing down my TOP 5 each night, I was able to pull out my note each morning, and get right to my top 5 on the list. I forced myself to do those, before anything else. I had to do it…you know, for the sake of the challenge. Really though, it has formed a great habit that I hope to continue from here on out. It really helps FREE ME from the stress of my to-do list!


Here is a reminder of the tips for a Mindful Maverick:

  • Get things out of your head and onto paper! Unloading your mind helps you focus on what’s important–just make a super long list on the Post-it® Super Sticky Notes so that you can have a brain dump!
  • Step outside the daily stream of tasks to write down your biggest dreams and goals.
  • Make your to-do list the night before and hit the ground running the next morning.

>>>>>>>>>>>>Did you take the quiz yet? To see what kind of planner you are, TAKE THE QUIZ!

So what I’ve done in this challenge is make a list of 5 things each night, to do the next day. And honestly, I feel MUCH more organized starting my day.

Did you know that 75 percent of Americans skip doing something for themselves every week because they didn’t adequately plan or allow enough time for it? Because I’m making my nightly list,  I have more time to do things like hang out with my family and watch a movie, make a delicious dinner, or have a little “me” time. 

To stay organized at home, I make lists. I am also a big fan of meal planning. When I plan out my family meals for the week, everything goes much smoother.

organization tips for meal planning

To stay organized with my recipes, I use Post-it® Flags to quickly reference our family favorite meals. By placing the Post-it ® Flags in the important sections, it helps me quickly reference the best meals. That has helped tremendously!

meal planning tips

WRITE THINGS DOWN!!!  You way more likely to get things done if you write them down.

As a reminder, you are 42% more likely to get things done if you write them down.**

Post-it® Brand partnered with four professionals in a variety of industries to see what tools they use to be productive, tackle their to-do lists and achieve their goals.

If you missed the video I shared before, I was inspired with this video by fitness artists and spiritual wellness expert, Nicole Winhoffer.

YouTube video

Have you taken on a new challenge this month? I’d love to hear about it! 

Be sure to follow Post-it® Brand on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for more tips to stay productive.

I partnered with Post-it® Brand for the post and was compensated, but all opinions are my own.

*The 3M Productivity Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research ( among 1,021 nationally representative U.S. adults ages 18+, between March 30th and April 5th, 2017, using an email invitation and an online survey. Quotas have been set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the U.S. adult population 18 and older.

** Matthews, G. (2007). The impact of commitment, accountability, and written goals on goal achievement. Paper presented at the 87th Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

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