One day, at my first job out of college, I was called into my boss’s office.
“Kerri, you’re not organized.”
“What you’re doing isn’t working, you need to find a new way to stay organized.”
She was right. I wasn’t organized. I thought I was, but I wasn’t. This was my wake up call. Ever since that day I’ve worked hard to ensure I’m never called out on my lack of organizational skills again. Here are a few of my tips for getting and staying organized.
Just like Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson in Parks & Recreation, I can’t imagine why “anybody would ever eat anything besides breakfast food.” According to a recent survey by Kellogg’s, more than 50 percent of adults would like to eat breakfast daily, but only a third take the time to actually do so.
These statistics are baffling, because I couldn’t imagine skipping breakfast. But while I don’t skip breakfast, I have been known to eat breakfast at my desk. That’s a behavior I’m trying to stop.
Nowadays we’d rather order food from Grubhub than make something ourselves. Our rationalization? Saves time. But does it? It takes 30-60 minutes for takeout to arrive and while you told yourself you would do the dishes or a load of laundry during that hour, we all know you sat on the couch and watched “Master of None” on Netflix. Let’s not kid ourselves. Ordering food is easy, making it on the other hand is hard.
ASDA’s February Wellness Challenge encourages you to face this predicament head-on. Eat only home cooked for seven days. I completed the challenge for this blog post and it was extremely difficult, but rewarding.
You can’t begin to browse Facebook or Pinterest without a listicle popping up about “X number of ways to use Household Product A.” And don’t kid yourself, if you’re curious like me you’ve probably clicked on a number of these articles. (It still amazes me the number of things you can do with Dawn dish soap!)
Speaking of listicles allow me to share one with you now – including floss, toothpaste and mouthwash.