I am self admittedly a type-A person. I like to organize, fold laundry, make to-do lists, and so forth. Before having the blog, I ran my world like a well oiled machine… My days were always constant, I was never late on paying bills, always sent birthday cards to friends ahead of time, and went to bed early because I got all my computer stuffs done after going to the gym. Let’s just say that having this blog has made staying on top of things challenging. My third resolution for 7 For All Mankind and the “New Year, New Vision” campaign (see my first post and second post) was all about making the most of my time and being as productive as possible.
Most bloggers like to turn off the computer during the weekends and take Saturday and Sunday escape from all web related activity. But the weekends now feel like the only time I can have full control of scheduling every minute of my days! Last week, before I headed home on Friday, I made a massive detailed list of all the little things I needed to do before Monday… Everything from washing my workout clothes to sending specific emails was on the list. I knew that I would be “out of the house” for a wedding shower and an appointment and that I had the rest of the two days to get my stuff done. I have to say, that the more I kept telling myself “you only have these two days!” the more focused I was on crossing things off my list. I guess I kind of bullied myself a little bit, but it worked!
Luckily, both Saturday and Sunday were gorgeous days, and I got to do a little bit of work outside (in my freshy fresh floral skinny jeans) and the rest of the time I was in my sunny apartment with the windows open and music on. Even though I didn’t get to everything on my list, I still felt a huge sense of accomplishment on the 90% that did get done. Whatever available hours I have when I get home at night I’ve try to have the same “hurry, hurry, try to get a few things done!” mentality and again, I’m getting more done than before. So let’s see – using my trusty date planner, note book (full of lists), iPhone notes app, and becoming more aware of my free time has made me more productive than before… I guess I should have known all along that it was mind over matter!
I’m so glad that 7 For All Mankind invited us to participate in their campaign… I really did get so much out of it, and I think my visions will be long lasting realities the rest of 2013! I hope you all took a peek at our New Year, New Vision pin board, and don’t forget to enter to win the pair of jeans and $500 cash card here if you haven’t already! Happy new year
Images taken by MEB, Inc. for A Piece of Toast
(gifted 7 For All Mankind Jeans // J.Crew T-shirt // Neiman Marcus Cashmere Shawl (similar) // ShoeMint Heels // gifted Warby Parker glasses // Dana Rebecca Lauren Joy Necklace // Kendra Scott Ring // Fossil Flight Watch // gifted Jennifer Fisher Peak Cuff // essie Head Mistress polish)