“I always carry lots of stuff with me wherever I roam, always weighted down with books, with cassettes, with pens and paper, just in case I get the urge to sit down somewhere, and oh, I don’t know, read something or write my masterpiece.” -Elizabeth Wurtzel, author
The creative process and organization are closely aligned. While the word “organized” may make some people think of a grey, stifled office cubicle filled with dead-looking filing cabinets, you can be organized in such a way that promotes the creative process. The trick requires balancing the process with the end result. Essentially, you need to use organization as a tool to aid creativity without stifling your energy.
I’ve read a lot of articles and books on how to organize my home. It’s a passion of mine because I think it helps me get the most out of life. My organizational philosphy is a bit different. I focus on what is manageable for me. Continue reading
When I got my first apartment, I quickly became aware that homes take work to maintain. Each item takes up space and I wanted as much space as possible to be peaceful and creative. But the process of decluttering can be time consuming, especially when you try to tackle an entire room. One trick is to break up each room into several smaller tasks, cleaning each slowly.
According to every magazine, blog and instagram quote, each January, a new year promises a new you. We make resolutions, or anti-resolutions, with the goal of bettering ourselves and transforming our lives. One of the most fulfilling goals is that of having a peaceful organized home. Continue reading
I remember being really confused the first time I heard the term “bullet journal.” A coworker pointed to my notebook and said, “Is that a bullet journal?”
I told them, “no,” because I had no idea what they meant.
I was a mess when I came home from the hospital with my son. Although I had a healthy pregnancy, stayed busy, and felt really empowered, I had a difficult, scary birth. I actually had preeclampsia that remained undiagnosed until two weeks after my due date. My blood pressure looked healthy because I have low blood pressure normally.
By delivery, my kidneys, liver and heart were quite strained.
Whether you live in a small or spacious home, you probably appreciate areas with closed storage. It allows you to hide away the mess.
When we moved from loft living to a two bedroom home, anticipating the birth of my son, I knew we needed to trade some of our open shelving for doors that closed.
If you’re new to keeping a blank journal as a planner, the empty pages offer a new world. They focus your creativity and boost your positivity.
Handwritten planners offer a break from all the bings and beeps of digital reminders on harsh screens.
If you’re new to using a dot journal or a blank weekly planner, it can feel intimidating to start. My number one suggestion is to start following some accounts on Pinterest or Instagram to see how other people are using their pages.