I’ve got to admit that I hesitated to even write this post. The last thing I wanted was to sound like someone who’s always got it all together, because there are definitely days when I feel as frazzled and pulled in a million directions as every other gal living in these busy times of ours. But after months of prodding from friends and readers, I decided it might be fun (and possibly helpful?) to share the organizational tricks I lean on to help me stay sane and prioritize all the different parts of my life that are important to me. Because when we’re talking about a schedule that includes some combination of work, kids, relationships, working out, creative endeavors, hobbies, and possibly all of the above — organization is the name of the game. I haven’t always been super organized, but over the years I’ve cultivated certain habits, keeping the ones that work for me and throwing out the ones that don’t. And what better time for all of us to get a little better at gracefully juggling it all than the start of a new year? Click through for the top 8 strategies I use, and I’d love to hear in the comments: what’s your number one tip for staying organized at life?