Get Your Sh*t Together Challenge.

It’s the first of October (gasp!) and I’ve been feeling the need to regroup and organize. The “Get Your Sh*t Together Challenge” couldn’t have come at a better time!

What is the challenge? Well, we all have those things we want to do, but never seem to be able to tackle. Little things that pile up and that add to stress down the line. Anna from Herding Cats & Burning Soup has put together the challenge, inviting authors and bloggers to share our “to do” lists, and then cheer each other on as we complete them. As she says, it’s a cheerleading squad to encourage us in our adulting. 🙂 Gotta love that.

Day 1 of the challenge is all about planning. What are the things we’d like to achieve over the next while? Is there anything special we’re looking forward to? As for me, like most people, I’m heading into a busy season with seasonal activities with family, getting ready for the holidays, and lots of writing. So, in my case, organization is key.

I’ll be combing through my calendar, getting important dates and events listed. I hate when commitments creep up on me, so having everything noted in advance really helps. I’m one of those people who still likes to keep a written calendar. My sons have tried to get me to use an e-calendar, and I do for our immediate family, but I still like to have an old-fashioned daytimer to keep track of other birthdays, work events and get togethers with friends.

How do you organize your schedule? Do you plan far in advance, or do you prefer to wing it? Do you write it down, or do you trust the details to Google?

If you’d like to join the challenge, sign up at Herding Cats & Burning Soup.  And do visit all the blogs on the linky list at the bottom of the page to see how they’re getting their shit together!


5 thoughts on “Get Your Sh*t Together Challenge.

  1. I am like you, I use a written calendar in addition to the Google calendar. I tried using only the e-calendar, but dealing with doctors appointments on the phone is a hassle to talk and check the e-calendar at the same time. Also if I have the whole month in front of me on paper gives me an instant view.
    I think I will join in the challenge, I need the motivation since I let things slide for far too long and now it seems like a colossal job list. Breaking it down will help. Wish me luck. I’ll be here cheering you on.


    • Thanks, Eniko! I hear you about booking appointments, etc, when on the phone. Too hard. Paper calendars still work for me! Good luck with your challenge! I’ll be cheering you on as well.

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  3. I’m one of those people who are hooked on using Planners and have about 5 of them(lol), with 3 I use pretty regularly. I’m old school and need to write things down so I don’t forget, but I was a little behind with listing everything, so like you, I was thrilled to join in with Anna’s Challenge, and it’s helping me to get lots of stuff done. Kudos to you for getting your tasks written in too! Hugs and Happy Friyay! RO


    • Thank you, Ro! Writing things down is so helpful. I use online tools as well, but I find I’m not very good at checking them often. I’m glad to hear the challenge is helping you too!


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