I am the least organized person on the planet. I forget things. I miss appointments. Every day when my husband asks me what I did, I’m never really sure what to say. There are days I don’t have time to pee because I’m just so busy, but I can’t for the life of me tell you why. I organize to procrastinate and then reorganize what I’ve organized because I read a book on organization. It’s ridiculous.
I had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by the accomplished Virginia Barkley, life coach, professional organizer, speaker and author of Clutter Busting for Busy Women, a #1 best seller that teaches us what clutter really is, how it distracts us from the good stuff, and prevents us from being productive. Her mantra: More Living, Less Stuff.
Virginia talked to us about how we can declutter, de-stress and have a perfect holiday season. She gave us some really great tips, all of which can be found in her book, but the one take-a-way that I absolutely fell in love with was her idea of having a one-page calendar that shows the last 49 days of the year… all on one page. No flipping back and forth between November and December, which seem to blur into each other. Everything you need to know and do all on one page. Awesome.
I was so inspired by this calendar that I created one for you. I hope it helps you as much as it wants to help me. 😉
Download the Last Days of 2013 Calendar. Virginia also stapled an extra blank page to the calendar for notes. I thought that was handy. Just FYI.
Let the holidays begin!