31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010: Wrap-Up

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31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010

Did y’all notice I didn’t post yesterday?

After 31 days of posting every day (sometimes more than once!), it was strange and refreshing not to sit down and write a post yesterday morning. However, I really enjoyed the 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010, and I’m excited to tell you that I am in the process of putting together a free ebook based on the series — including each of the posts along with extra resources, worksheets and more. Watch for that very soon!

I did want to take just a few minutes today to wrap up the series with some final thoughts.

What is your word?

You may have heard about the popular one-word alternative to resolutions, where instead of setting resolutions, people choose one word to represent their goals for the year.

Although I still think it’s important to write down actual goals to work toward in order to see change in your life, I love this idea. As I was writing the series, it became abundantly clear to me that my word for this year is intentional.

I want to be:

:: an intentional wife

:: an intentional mother

:: an intentional blogger

:: intentional about our family’s TV time

:: intentional about what we eat

:: intentional about our finances

:: intentional about making time for family & friends

Really, the list could go on and on, but intentional sums it up. I want to live an intentional life, making the most of every moment I’m given (which happens to be the tagline on my personal blog).

Set MICRO Goals

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a guest post for the Space Savers blog about setting goals and getting organized. As part of that post, I came up with this acronym about the importance of setting MICRO goals that are:

:: measurable

:: inspirational

:: concrete

:: realistic

:: obtainable

It doesn’t matter what your goals are — whether they’re related to home or work, your physical environment or your relationships — they should have these five characteristics.

I hope the 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010 series has given you the tools you need to set and achieve your goals, whether it was on our list or not, and I look forward to hearing about your progress throughout the year!

What are your 2010 resolutions/goals? If you had to choose one word to sum up what you hope to achieve in 2010, what would it be?

The 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010 series is sponsored by Get Organized Wizard. Make 2010 the year you get organized and achieve your goals with the Life & Goal Organizer, the ideal system for organizing your goals, plans and life!

Mandi Ehman at Organizing Your Way

About the Author

Mandi Ehman

Hi. My name is Mandi and I’m an organizing junkie. I’m also a wife, and Momma to four little girls (5, 3.5, 2 and a new baby!). I've worked at home since our oldest was a baby, and like a lot of other moms, my life is a constant balancing act of caring for my family and my home, meeting my obligations and finding time for hobbies in there somewhere. Oh, yeah, in the interest of full disclosure, I’m somewhat of a kitchen dunce and I only like to pretend that I’m crafty. Read more here!

6 Responses to “ 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010: Wrap-Up ”

  1. SIMPLIFY – in so many ways! I’m getting rid of lots of junk, eating simpler food where I know what all the ingredients are, cutting back on evening activities so I can spend more time at home, working out which things are really important and which are extra baggage etc.

    I really enjoyed your series – well done for 31 posts, it’s no wonder you had the day off. I posted every day in December and it took quite a lot of effort!
    Jade @ No Longer 25´s last blog ..What’s Your Scent? My ComLuv Profile


  2. my word be CHANGE! i want to change alot and am determined to CHANGE this things that i’ve been saying need to be CHANGED. my husband and i are working on CHANGING the way we spend(waste) money. i am CHANGING myself mind and body. to be healthy role models for my children(especially my girls), and a more positve mother. like you said i could go on all day. but these CHANGES i am working on right now. so CHANGE sums it up! i never thought of a word being so powerful. but i think i am going to make posters of it and place it around my house to remind me to stay on track with the CHANGES i need to make. i loved your series it has been very helpful and inspiring! THANKS!


  3. Gratitude – staying mindful of my blessings so that even when things get hectic, I am balanced. Thank you so much for all of your ideas and encouragement with this series. I’ve looked forward to your post each day and found inspiration in each one. Thank you!


  4. My word this year is PRESENT. I want to be present in each moment bc I feel like I spend so much of my life wishing it away with worry.

    Thanks for the 31 Days. I know it was a lot of work, but it was so well-done and useful!
    Meredith from Penelope Loves Lists´s last blog ..Inspired by: a Pretty way to organize your gift ideas My ComLuv Profile


  5. I really enjoyed following your posts the last month! I don’t get alot of time to leave comments, but I was along for the ride and appreciated all your practical advice. My word for 2010 is JOY and I want to TAKE JOY in everything. My marriage, parenting, cooking, cleaning, LIFE. I’m excited about this year.
    Prairie Chick´s last blog ..Becoming Real My ComLuv Profile


  6. My word for the year is Simplicity. I just want to keep it simple, don’t make things harder than they need to be. Simplicity in our home getting rid of things that take up space and time, simplicity in my home educating making learning easy and fun for my children, simplicity in life. Your posts had a lot of great information and I can’t wait to see the ebook you write. Thanks for sharing this with us Mandi.
    Rana´s last blog ..Snowy nights… My ComLuv Profile


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