Motivated Mondays – Be a Healthier You *Free Download

January 9th, 2012

I made this nice little checklist to keep me on track daily with my health goals. I included mind and soul options as well since it’s not just about eating right. This sheet you can keep in your binder whole, or cut each of the individual boxes out and keep them with your “to-do” list or planner for that day.

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Closet Clean Up

January 6th, 2012

With the New Year here, I am sure many of you have goals/resolutions/tasks/jobs set for yourself to complete.

One job I started working on is cleaning out my closet.

This entails pulling anything out of my closet that is on the floor and sorting through the pile, as well as looking throughand sorting each clothing item that is hanging up.

What made this task a little bit better….having a friend there to help sort and share her opinion on clothing!

I tried many things on.
If I wasn’t sure about it, I tried it on.
If I liked it but my friend wasn’t sure, I tried it on.
If I haven’t worn it in a long time, I tried it on.
There were a few items where my friend didn’t even  say a word, I could just tell by the look on her face that she didn’t like something.
So to the consign/Goodwill pile it went.

Honestly, I still have a mess.  The final product has yet to be seen.   :)

Some tips I have picked up along the way or things that I just do….

1.  Use hangers that are all the same color/style. 
For some reason, I feel that having white hangers helps make things more organized.

2.  Look at each piece of clothing. 
Make sure there aren’t any missing buttons or something else wrong with the item.
Also, if your pants or shirt could use a quick press, pull out your iron and ironing board.

3.  Group clothing by type, then by color.
Some people organize their clothes by color only, I like to group mine by type as well.
Camis, tank tops, dress shirts, plain tshirts, long-sleeved shirts, Iowa State clothing, pants/jeans, dresses, casual tshirts.

4.  Every few months, I hang my clothes with the hanger going the wrong way.
This way, after another few months, if the hanger is still the wrong way, that means I haven’t worn it…..so I should get rid of it.
I will admit, I use to have a hard time with that.  But now, I’m ready to clean stuff out!

5.  Put dryer sheets on my shelves, to keep my closet smelling nice.
Who doesn’t want a closet that smells good?

What tips/suggestions do you have for cleaning out and organizing your closet?

I’ll share my completed closet next month, as well as any tips you have to share.

So until then, grab a friend, and help each other clean out and organize your closets!

Motivated Monday – Become a better you! *free download

January 2nd, 2012

I like to compartmentalize my goals, and so I made this “become a better you” form that allows me to specify areas of my life that I want to work on, and have 3 small or big goals or activities within each of those areas. Here is how I filled out mine:

goal-worksheet

The nice thing about this form is you can use it all year long. Maybe at the beginning of each week or month you can sit down and quickly decide a handful of goals/activities that you want to accomplish that month to keep you on track with being the best you you can be.

I’ve included a free download of the form completely blank, and one with the subjects already filled out.

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