You might remember for my graduation post that I was quite a mess at the moment I wrote it. To be honest, finals and graduation mentally consumed me, and I got to admit that I am not the brightest lightbulb in the tan bed when it comes to taking tests, especially when I have so little time to go over what we learned throughout the semester. I took a little more than one week off to rest and mentally stabilize myself, but I once I rested and “opened my eyes” to the harsh reality I realized that I am officially a hot mess, if you can look at my calendar I am sooo behind everything, from errands, a messy bedroom, an even messier closet and desk, to almost no content to publish.
Last week I did absolutely nothing, I technically had the week off from work, I obviously did not had school and I stayed in, laying on my sofa with a comfy blanket and PJ’s re-watching Breaking Bad (it’s soooo good) and eating all I could find in the kitchen. By the 5th day, I began to get bored I decided it was time to get out of my comfy hole and get my shit back together.
I came up with a list of things to do for those of us who are in need to reset their lives, mentally, in body, soul and space. I believe having an organized space surrounding us serves to makes us feel more motivated and get into action. All of these tasks took me around three days to complete and I tackled them by section.
1. The Tasks
I began my journey to getting my life back together by creating a to do list called : The giant To-Do List: Attempts To Get My Shit Back Together, I color coordinated all sections of my life where I have things Iwant to do: blog, house (cleaning and declutter), trips I want to plan, personal, money (work related) and Instagram.
The second thing I did to reset my life was to do my laundry, I think the last time I did my laundry was around 2 months ago, however going back to my disastrous closet space I felt that first I needed to do my laundry in order to start fresh when cleaning the closet.
3. Organize the clean laundry
My next step was to fold all of my freshly clean laundry, I am normally pretty lazy about folding clothes and leave them sitting there for at least two days, however, this time as soon as they were out of the dryer I folded them.
4. Declutter closet space
Before putting my clothes back to the closet, I took old clothes out (from previous seasons as well) and separated them into piles, one to keep, one donate or sell on eBay and the last that has to go to the trash. I did this for shoes and bags as well.
5. Clean bedroom
On the second day, I went ahead and clean the whole bedroom. I vacuumed, cleaned dust from my jewelry table, threw a bunch of trash out that included old school papers, tests, and candy wraps that I keep hiding under my mattress.
6. The Desk
Since I still had some energy left from cleaning my bedroom, I went ahead and got started in my desk. The desk it’s the easier to clean because I normally have a bunch of school stuff, so I had to throw away a lot of used notebooks and paper.
7. Declutter and Organize Makeup Drawer
I also use my desk as a vanity, so I have a drawer were I storage my makeup, this was the easiest task because I normally don’t have too much makeup, I am pretty good on buying only what I need, but nonetheless I threw away a couple of lipsticks that may have been expired and some old brushes.
8. wash makeup brushes
I chose to wash my makeup brushes right after cleaning the makeup drawer to leave everything ready to be used.
9. Tackle Long Due To-do list
On the last day of the journey to reseting my life back together, I decided to tackle all the old items on my to-do list that were long over due, these included running errands, going to the bank, taking mail to the mail, and sending a couple of e-mails to my internship.
I guess it’s time to for some “me” time, so the next thing to do was to journal or brain dump all ideas, worries, random thoughts etc I had on my brain and jut them down into my bullet journal. I designated a special place to right down my thoughts right before finals.
I love meditating because it has been so helpful in reducing my anxiety, I usually use the Headspace app to meditate. I like how after meditating you feel mentally refreshed and the feeling of having a mental break it’s so nice. If you have never meditated I highly recommend it, especially if you suffer from anxiety.
12. Re-strategize Goals
Doing a to-do list the night before is really helpful to tacking down what you have to do the next day or during the week. Writing down goals for the month or the rest of the year is a great way to keep track of what exactly are you doing and want to accomplish, this way you can set up a plan to tackle that goal down!
WHAT I AM WEARING
Forever 21 Skirt (here)
Mejuri bracelet (here)