1. Use a planner
I swear by this. I honestly don't know what I would do without my planner. By planner I also mean a physical paper planner, that I bring with me everywhere. Having a planner that you can physically write the things you have to do, helps you remember to actually do them. Personally, I also use a digital calender (especially for full day planning) but I still naturally remember things better when I write them down. PLUS, there is nothing more satisfying than crossing out the things you accomplish as you go. So tip #1, get a super cute planner that is so cute that you will want to use it every day, for everything!
2. Plan all the things you have to do into your calender: inc. workouts, cleaning, grocery shopping, calls, etc.
This might sound super controlling or restrictive to being free with you time, but honestly our days just need to be planned down the second sometimes, to ensure that we get everything done. Plotting in all of the "little" things that you ahve to do in the day, aside from appointments and work or school or whatever it may be, helps you stay accountable and actually do these additional things in your day. So plan, your workouts for the week, plot in when to grocery shop for the week, even if it more than once, even plan free time for yourself. We live in a time where we are constantly go-go-go, all the time. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but we typically end up forgetting to take care of ourself during all fo this go-go-go business. So schedule time to read a book, see friends or family, go on a walk, do some at home yoga or any other kind of selfcare your mind and body is craving.
3. Make daily to-dos
Don't just plan your week but plan your day. Whether it be on a piece of paper or on your computer/phone, make a daily to-do list for yourself. Again, including everything you need to do that day. Doing this ensures that you remember all those little things, as well as the big things, for each day. That way you are sure to get all these things done, its great for motivation and it keeps you accountable. And, again, it is so satisfying to cross of each point and at the end of the day have a fully crossed off list.
4. Keep yourself accountable
The points above mention this idea of keeping yourself accountable. While they help you accomplish all these things and stay organized, you also need to put in your own effort and keep yourself accountable. What I mean by this is that when you make those lists and get a planner, that you actually use it. Doing these things for yourself aren't going to help you if you don't actually do them or use them. You need to personally commit and want to commit to staying organized through these little methods. It really doesn't require a lot from us personally, but it's still important to have the right mindset. The to-do lists can't do it on their own.
5. Get an early start to the day (especially if you are and AM person)
This might be a little intimidating for my PM people, but getting a good early start to the day just starts the day off right. So instead of snoozing in until noon (or 10 am for the matter) then get up early and get your day started. Sleeping in can naturally cause a sense of laziness, which will keep you from feeling motivated and getting s*** done. I am not saying that you should never let yourself sleep in! Again back to the selfcare - let yourself have a day or two to sleep in a little bit longer, just don't snooze all day and definitely not every day. Get up early, have your lemon water and make your to-do, all before breakfast. Accountability.