Sunday, 21 September 2014

September Goals

Hello Hobbits! I am back with a new blog for you all. It's a little late in the game for the month but it's because of the fact I have been out of town and haven't had much of a chance to get this posted. But it deserved to have one! (Well in my opinion) 

It's kind of funny how doing this in the middle of the month has really made me change what my goals and wishes are for the month, it's really interesting to see how things change even in just a few small weeks. 

My Goals:

1, Finish my new drawings.
2. Blog Each week and be more active in the planner community.
3. Make my dashboards/washi cards to sell. 
4. Open my etsy shop.

I am trying to work very hard this month to step out into the planner community as a seller and as someone who is well known.

I will begin with doing more reviews and I am starting a monthly advice collumn to help those who have some issues getting some help planning. After all, without help, I wouldn't be where I am either.

I have also included my weekly tips in my intstagram. I will also hopefully be sharing my planner and such in videos as I am hoping to dive into that media as well. 

A wonderful friend of mine helped to create some new inserts for me. Some that I hope will be more beneficial. They are not for commercial sale as the ones on the right belong to RogueCrusade on etsy and by no means do we want to steal her idea. 

I love these inserts because they have given me all I need to help me keep focused on my day to day life. 

For project and blog planning I changed up my system and made it much simpler as shown above. 

In the last month I was writing down so much in the month and it was excessive because I would also be doing the same thing in my blog planner. So what I did was use my Masking Stickers and Martha Stewart Dew Drops to show exactly what each project/blog is and which days I will be focusing on thatg. Of course it's just a basic look and not all I am working on. 

I find if I give myself one big goal to complete, I am in a much better place then if I try and mircomanage each little detail in my days. I need flexibility in my life. 

So this is just the basic look into my goals and what I want to get done this month. It's overdue as I have said but I wanted to have it posted because I have been told there is interest into looking at it. ! =) 

Thanks again my Hobbits!

Instagram: Organizedhobbit

Monday, 1 September 2014

Monthly Review : August

Welcome to my Monthly Reivew of August, my little Hobbits. =)

Today is just a review on how my month went in terms of my projects and blog planning. I created a system at the last of july that I had hoped would help me with my planning as you see above.

This did help in some ways but the biggest thing I found was that I was overscheduling myself because my life is very hectic in terms of lots of things to do, so I in the next blog will show you how I have changed my methods to make my system work for me.

Now onto the GOALS: 

Goals Completed
- Fit Bit Challenge
- Started my drawing projects
- Completed all 4 POTD Challenges
- 1500 subscribers.
- Planner Management.

Goals Not Completed
Writing Projects
- Drinking Pop only once a week, 
- No Spend Month 
- Drinking my daily water.

Most of my goals that were not completed were personal goals I set for myself, ones I wanted to complete to ease some financial or health issues. However when it came to my writing project the biggest problem I find, is my writing.

When I see my writing I get a bit frustrated because it's no where near neat enough for me. So I will work on that in the coming months, as well save up some money to get a small computer or something of the sort of an app. So I can use that system for my writing projects. 

The way I choose to work is that when I find an obstacle, I try to work out a way with it, versus just dropping it. I need to accomplsh my goals, and I won't do that by giving up! 

What I learned

- Not to overbook myself, I need balance between personal and work to allow for my planner to really help me achieve my goals and to worry less about other things. 
- Planning ahead is key. If I plan my projects in my monthly format, I have an awesome over view of all I can get done this month, and even if one or two things doesn't get finished, I can still know I have completed so much more. 
- I purchased a grid book from May Designs this month and using it as my blog and Instagram tracker has really helped me in keeping track of my "work" and aware of the things going on. 
- Being prepared and scheduling things in a manner that I can complete them. If I am making up a large project and haven't got the materials or time to do it, it won't get very far. So being prepared and giving myself the time I need will be crucial next month. 

Onto the next month:
- Room Organization
- Finish my Time Turner Drawing
- Post my weekly blogs on time.
- Use my May Book as its intended. 
- Keep to my no spend and sell sell sell monthly goals. 

I truly believe that being organized comes from a want to not just be organized but the passion to have a life that is free from clutter. 

So I hope that you enjoyed this blog and I look forward to sharing my full monthly Goals with you next week.

Thanks again and Stay Organized. 

IG: OrganizedHobbit