Heart Happy Vol. 9

This week has been a major get it together week! I tend to live in a state of overbooked and am continually running from one thing to the next but I’ve decided that’s just who I am. I just need to learn to embrace it and the only way to not live in chaos and stress is to get it together and get organized.

While the thought of organizing my inbox, let alone my entire life, really triggers some anxiety the end thought really makes me happy! I’m not a naturally organized person so this will definitely be a process and a learning experience but I hope to share some of my organization tips over here. That may need to be it’s own separate series, but I’ve decided to share my progress in today’s Heart Happy post.

My first three things I’m working on this week are, schedule, fitness and budget.

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Schedule: I’m trying to be really diligent about my to-do lists and my planner. Keeping all these things up to date and making sure I have some downtime/blogging time in there is crucial. I typically don’t schedule time for blogging. I just work when I can, but a lot of times that means staying up until 2:00 am finishing up the next day’s post because I filled my entire day to the brim and that’s the only time to squeeze it in! So, going forward, I’m going to try to schedule my day. Schedule photoshoots in the morning and at least an hour block in the evening for strictly blogging. No shopping, no pinterest, just working on the next post. There’s a lot of room for improvement in organizing my schedule but the blog spot will be crucial!

Fitness: After yesterday’s post you know I’m working on living healthy, which for me means I’m back to running. Running is my thing. It makes me feel great, I actually enjoy it and I see results. Now don’t get me wrong, every. single. time. I dread it and it’s a constant struggle to get those tennies on my feet but once I make it through that first 1/2 mile I’m reminded why it’s reallllly not so bad. Get me some good tunes and a cute workout outfit and sometimes I’m actually excited to get out there!

This is also absolutely something I have to schedule in my day. Whether it’s in the morning or after work, at least 4 days a week it’s gotta be on the calendar and I need to remember to pack my clothes!


Budget: I’m really trying to be a responsible #girlboss and implement a budget. I’ve started these plenty of times, I even have an old budget Maybook somewhere I should probably dig up. But they’re hard, something always comes up that you didn’t think about/budget for and it get’s discouraging. But it’s the responsible thing to do, so I’m going to give it another go! I’m working on it this week and hope to fully implement February 1st.

One thing that will definitely help out is cutting out shopping the entire month of February. I’m super excited to be teaming up with Becky and Jaclyn on No Spend February so that we can hold each other accountable. If I feel like others are in it with me I’ll definitely feel much better about holding strong to my commitment. With that said, I’ve got today and tomorrow to make any last minute purchases! Eek!