Forming New Habits – Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival

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Forming New Habits - Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival

Earlier this month, millions of people made New Year’s resolutions, a practice that’s been around for 4000 years or so, according to Not everyone agrees with this practice, but I think most of us consider the start of a new year as a great opportunity to make positive changes. To help us achieve our goals for 2024, I invited my readers to share their experience and insight about Forming New Habits in this month’s Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival.

The sponsor for this month is Geralin Thomas. The owner of Metropolitan Organizing© since 2002, Geralin offers one-on-one coaching for organizers at all experience levels, as well as a collection of professionally designed, editable, essential business kits.

Whether you need support working on your own habits or help others in this area, you’re sure to find some great advice here. As you read the posts listed below, please connect with the bloggers on social media, leave comments, and share your favorite posts with your own network.

Thanks to everyone for sharing your wisdom, and special thanks to Geralin Thomas for sponsoring.

The topic for the next Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival will be Creative Storage Solutions. There’s no sponsor yet for this edition, so if this is a good fit for you, send me a message! You’re welcome to submit your post any time before 11:59 PM on February 14, 2024.

Topics for 2024

Forming New Habits
Submission dates: December 21 to January 17
Sponsor: Geralin Thomas, Career Coach to Professional Organizers

Creative Storage Solutions
Submission dates: January 18 to February 14
Sponsor: Sabrina’s Organizing & Admin Services

Money Management
Submission dates: February 15 to March 20
Sponsor: Mindflows for ADHD

Education and Organizing
Submission dates: March 21 to April 17
Sponsorship available

Filing Systems
Submission dates: April 18 to May 15
Sponsor: Sabrina’s Organizing & Admin Services

Submission dates: May 16 to June 19
Sponsor: Peggy Wonder, Space For You

Writing and Organizing
Submission dates: June 20 to July 17
Sponsorship available

Meal Planning
Submission dates: July 18 to August 14
Sponsorship available

Organizing Meetings
Submission dates: August 15 to September 18
Sponsorship available

Organizing for Seasonal Changes
Submission dates: September 19 to October 16
Sponsorship available

Best Organizing & Productivity Books
Submission dates: October 17 to November 20
Sponsorship available

Best of 2024
Submission dates: November 21 to December 25
Sponsorship available

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  1. Avatar Seana Turner on January 18, 2024 at 10:03 am

    Wow! What a wealth of rich information about forming new habits! I guess many people are believers in habits, myself included! Thanks for assembling this terrific collection. Lots to take advantage of at the beginning of this new year.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on January 18, 2024 at 10:55 am

      I’m amazed at the response to this topic! I thought it would be popular, but I’ve been wrong before. 😉

  2. Avatar Geralin Thomas on January 18, 2024 at 10:05 am

    Wow! What a terrific start to a new year.
    So many fabulous organizers sharing fantastic advice.
    I’m delighted to sponsor the January 2024 Blog Carnival!

    “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
    Jim Ryun

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on January 18, 2024 at 10:58 am

      That’s a great quote – I wish I’d used it in my post! 🙂

      Thanks again for your support.

  3. Avatar Sabrina Quairoli on January 18, 2024 at 11:31 am

    Wow! What an amazing collection! I can’t wait to visit each one of these posts. Also, thank you for including my post as well. =)

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on January 18, 2024 at 12:50 pm

      This will keep you busy for a while, I think! Thank you for contributing another excellent post.

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