How I Organize My Morning Routine

posted by admin on 12 Jul 2016 30 Comments

How I organize my morning routine with my personal organizer

I have always been a morning person. I love waking up early, even before my alarm clock goes off. Yes, there’s no use of snooze button on my smartphone 🙂

I love to wake up early and stretch the day out as much as possible. There are days though that have left me frustrated when things did not get done on time, or forgotten. There have been times when I forgot to return the book to the library on time, or kept postponing the blog commenting or misread SV’s swimming class time.

It always felt like the number of hours in a day is not enough to finish the tasks at hand. I have always been looking to squeeze one more thing in my busy routine. It felt like I was running around a lot making extra effort, but not accomplishing anything. That’s when I decided to do something about it.

How I Organize My Mornings

Well, if you have been reading my blog for some time now, you must have guessed what I did. Whenever I find myself lost in a whirlpool of things to do and about to get overwhelmed, I start writing things down. Prioritizing makes them even better.

First thing I do in the morning, after my cup of tea, I write things down in my personal organizer.

Personal Organizer to Organize My Day

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My personal organizer has sections like goals for the day, appointments and people to contact, things to do or buy, meal planning from breakfast to dinner, morning and evening schedule and household chores. Notes section is if I have anything extra to add or if I was able to get the things done that day. This is how I plan my day early in the morning and get things done. Well almost!

Personal Organizer to plan my day

Daily Goals: Setting my goals can include a goal like blog commenting, social media updates, working out for 15 minutes or reading a book.

Contacts: I use this section to set up doctors or dentist’s appointments, set up rideshare or carpool etc. Many times I have to call my credit card company to ask about a charge that I don’t remember or call my cable company to ask for special deals.

To Do List: I normally use this section to list the things I need to buy or do every few days. Like this morning, I plan on visiting library with SV to checkout some of his favorite books.

Meal planning: Planning our family meals ahead of time works wonders to keep my day go smooth. If I know what we are going to eat for lunch or dinner that day, I can plan my day accordingly. I can even prepare the meals ahead of time and focus on my blog commenting or reading a book to SV. I also keep track of glasses of water I drink every day. I try to consume at least 6 glasses per day.

Household Chores: If it’s a laundry day or deep cleaning the bathrooms day, I write it down in my household chores section. Laundry requires at least two hours of the day, so knowing it ahead of time lets me schedule it to the time of the day when I can fit in another task that requires me to be at home for that duration of time.

Notes: This is the reflections of the day section mainly because I write down if the things I had planned for the day were accomplished or not. If they can be planned for the next day or next week.

My personal organizer makes it convenient for me to schedule the tasks of the day much more efficiently. I have been known to forget doing an important thing or two before I started using my personal organizer. I have forgotten to set up my doctor’s appointment, get my car serviced on time or pick up an important package from post office. Now I write all these things down first thing in the morning when I am yet to start my day.

If this seems like you can also take advantage of, I created this personal organizer printable that you can download for free. I love this simple organizer that lets me plan my day ahead of time without having to feel overwhelmed.

Download Personal Organizer

No wonder I love being a morning person and able to plan things ahead of time. Are you a morning person? How do you keep track of daily tasks?

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Comments (30)

  • Keating said on

    Such a good idea! I am not a morning person whatsoever so my mornings are more of a free for all haha I’m self-employed so I’m able to lay in bed as long as I want and gradually get up when I’m ready to. It’s wonderful. But I do have a daily planner that I take EVERYWHERE with me and it’s very similar to this. It keeps my entire day organized so I have everything gin one place. I just open it up and everything I need to know for that day is right there in front of me 🙂 I’d be so lost if something happened to it haha

    xo, Keating | Keating & Co
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    • Gurky B said on

      lol Keating! Me too! I will be lost without my organizer. I didn’t realize until I started using it. It is such a lifesaver. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • I have been looking for a way to get more organized and this looks like it will do the trick. I am going to download these sheets ASAP! My only issue is the darn snooze button lol, get’s me everytime.

    • Gurky B said on

      Shanna, thankfully I do not wake up to the alarm clock. I am awake way before it goes off. Please go ahead and download the organizer. You will find it very useful everyday.

  • Great tips for getting organized. I love organizers but never seem to use it to its potential.

    • Gurky B said on

      Thanks Kwame. It took some time for me to start using my organizer but gradually I realized that it is a key to my productive day. Feel free to download this one and see if you can use it once or twice a week.

  • I need to write things down on an organizer because I tend to over work and forget everything else.

    • Gurky B said on

      That’s so me Glenda. I tend to get distracted easily. I try to focus as much as I can on one task and then move onto the next. Writing things down makes it easier to follow through!

  • This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing the printables with us!

    -Ruya
    sweetshortandstylish.com

  • Love this! Such a great idea! It’s so hard sometimes not to get caught up in everything you feel like needs to be done right at that moment, but
    prioritizing has really helped me also! Checklists are my best friends!

    • Gurky B said on

      Me too Mckenna. Sometimes too many to-do things can make you feel exhausted even before you start working on them. Making a checklist always help me relax.

  • Cristina said on

    This is such a great idea! I have just been keeping a running miscellaneous to-do list, but organizing like this looks so helpful!

    X,
    Cristina
    cristinawashere.com

    • Gurky B said on

      Def Cristina. It makes things so much easier for me. Plus I do not tend to forget important tasks for the day.

  • I’m a morning person, too! This planner looks great.

  • I love using printables to keep organized!

    xoxo, Jenny

  • Alix Maza said on

    Goodness, you’re so organized! I usually drink coffee while doing whatever haha.

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlife.com

  • Neely said on

    I love this! I am all about routines and planners!

  • Wow girl, you’re so organized! I love planners and printables so I’m definitely pinning this!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

  • Goodness gracious you are so organized! I need your morning productivity haha!

    xoxo A
    ww.southernbelleintraining.com

  • I love that you can set daily goals for yourself. I attempt to on the days where I have a lot to get done…like today! I love to do monthly goals, though!

  • I love my planner and cannot live with out it! I make it an effort to make a to-do list every morning and it definitely helps with making me more productive. These are such great tips!
    xoxo
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  • This is a great idea! I definitely need to organize my mornings.

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • We are the same person! Because 1) I LOVE waking up early and 2) I write things down and make an absurd amount of sticky note lists when I’m feeling overwhelmed. This worksheet looks so helpful!

    Cat
    Class Meets Couture

  • Elana said on

    Wow that is sooo organized!

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