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I’m still a pen and paper kind of girl.  I love to write things down, see things on paper, hold and read a book.  

I’ve tried planners and organizers in the past, with fancy quotes, and plenty of pages for XYZ.  But An Organized Life stationery has become a staple in my life and business, offering just enough sections and pages yet keeping it simple and elegant in its use. 

AOL, an inspiring lifestyle brand, sprinkled with style offering clear guidelines, and direction on mastering & organizing your busy lifestyle.  With the choice of stationery available I can honestly say I am more than prepared to welcome the New Year.




I’ve attached a little preview of Beck’s tips, around productivity.  Who knows it might get you inspired and provide you some help during peak times in your life. 




Ready for a productive week? Here are our 3 tips to set you in the right direction for the week ahead. 




1. Identify Your Top Three Priorities Daily


The first thing you should do is identify your top three priorities for each day - otherwise known as your MIT’s (most important tasks). They can be big or small, but no matter what they must be completed in order to stay on top of your deadlines. I usually identify mine the evening before so I know what my day is going to look like and always feel mentally prepared when I wake up the next morning. However, you can also make this your priority when you first get to the office or your workspace.



* TIP: Focus on one thing at a time & avoid multitasking *


2. Master the To-Do List


When you are feeling stressed, stop, refocus, and re-organize your workload. For me, I jot down every single thing I need to do and re-prioritize my workload in a methodical way utilizing a to-do list. This allows me to re-assess and put everything into perspective, immediately reducing my stress levels. What do you need to get done and what do you want to get done? There is a big difference. Once you know the answer to this question - it’s simple. Start your to-do list with your MIT’s (mentioned above), followed by any other tasks you’re hoping to complete. Create realistic deadlines for each task and if any are able to be appropriately delegated, do so.

Work through your to-do list methodically and repeat this process daily.





3. Don’t Procrastinate


That’s right! Facebook, Instagram, no matter what your guilty procrastination ‘go-to’ is, it’s all got to go! Simply put your phone on Do Not Disturb or silent, knuckle down and whip through your work and deadlines. You can spend as much time as you like on your phone in the evenings when you are relaxing.



Busy, right? That’s the life of running a creative business! There’s always so much happening and life moves far too fast. 

For more tips on Beck’s productivity tips head to AOL blog here