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5 Types of Co-Workers You'll Meet in Your 20's

Work is something that becomes a real priority in your twenties. You start your career, and you meet all kinds of new people.
Here are the 5 types of co-workers you'll meet in your 20's.

1. The "Super Serious" Co-Worker

This person has little to no life outside of work. They're all about business, all the time. Whenever it gets a little loud in the office, expect some shooting glances from this overburdened character. Watch out too, because if you're higher up than them, they're probably gunning for your job.
This person probably just graduated from college like you, but they take things way too far. Don't expect them to come to happy hour, they like to drink alone at home.

2. The Social Butterfly

This person is the nemesis of the serious one. This person probably has a bunch of shit on their desk and doesn't respect others' personal space, but they're the life of the office. You can catch them talking to everyone all the time, and more often than not they've got something in common with everyone in the office. This person is a party starter, has a lot of fun at work and doesn't really care what others think.
They're all about happy hour and making the best of the work-day woes, they just get a little loud sometimes.

3. The Coffee Fiend

You do not want to meet this person at a Starbucks before 8A.M. They cannot function without their first cup of coffee. In fact they're like a zombie or some kind of ghoul without it. The few times you have seen them without coffee, they've looked like a completely different person.
Normally they're pretty even keel and do good work in the office, just don't be the one who takes the last cup, or you will feel their wrath.

4. The Sleeper

This person can fall asleep literally anywhere. It doesn't matter if they're at their desk, by the water matter. They're gonna be asleep. You're always surprised at how easy it is for them to just konk out. And you're even more surprised that they haven't been fired yet.
Whenever your boss comes around to check up on things they magically wake up and everything is fine. Damn, you kind of wish you had their skill.

5. The Golden Boy/Girl

This person can't do anything wrong. It doesn't matter if you're kicking ass at work or not, they're the obvious favorite. Your boss is always talking about them, encouraging them and making an example out of their work. It's like a flashback to the smart kid in class who got all of the teachers' attention.
You secretly hate and also want to be therm. It's not personal, just business.
I'm usually the one who is having a nervous breakdown somewhere. I'm the queen of the nervous breakdown lol.
immmmmmmm totally the loud one :) hahhaa sorry super serious nemesis
OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. I can definitely think of co-workers who fall into all of these categories. Also, I REALLY love the comics you sketch up. I suggest using them more in your cards ;)
The Golden boy.
im pretty sure im the social butterfly. lol i just got done making brownies to bring to work so everyone can have an awesome friday
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You don't have to break your bank to get organized. Check out these 10 free, printable organizational tools that'll get you on track without taking all your coin. 1. Planning Sticker Printable These adorable little decorations have a totally practical use. There are list blocks, labels and goal stickers to help you track your progress. Print out on a sheet of sticker paper and get going. 2. This Week Worksheet This sheet is for the girl who doesn't need a whole planner. This is a weekly planner for the gal on the go. It's minimalist and to the point. 3. Password Keeper This is an old-school way to keep track of your digital life, but how many times have you lost your passwords in your digital world? Get a hard copy and hide it somewhere only you have access too. Never forget a password again. 4. To-Do List Don't buy a big pad that you won't use. Check out this daily to-do list, sized for the person with a lot of plans. And it's totally cute! This is another option for someone who doesn't want to bother with a planner. This one isolated sheet could help your day get right on track. 5. Kawaii Grocery List How cute is this thing!? Making a list before you go shopping is always a good idea. It helps you cut down on buying things you don't need. Having this free printable at your side will make the whole process fun. Bright colors always put me in a better mood and inspire me to get organized. 6. Weekly Meal Planner This printable (from the same designer as the shopping list) will help you plan your meals after you hit the grocery store. This kind of organization will give you better consciousness as far as meals go, and will ultimately cut your grocery expenses, because you'll only eat what you need. 7. Fashionable Note Organizer This one is great for college students who take messy notes. Most of my notebooks looked like a crazy person wrote in them. This will keep your notes organized and ridiculously fashionable. Fill a binder with these and you'll end up saving money too. There are three different designs available too so you can color coordinate by subject or class. 8. Seasonal Cleaning Checklist Rotating chores isn't something I've ever done, but apparently it's a thing. Get more adult-y with these seasonal checklists. I've linked the one for Fall,'s Fall! This goes from light cleaning to deep cleaning so you can keep everything tidy and organized year-round. 9. Budget Worksheet I am TERRIBLE with my money. This checklist will help you visualize your fundage and budget it accordingly. I'm trying this stat! It also shows you what you saved and can help track for future months. 10. Positive Thoughts Printable This might be a good thing to put on your door, and every day before you leave rip a positive thought off and try and live through it each day. Consciousness is key to organization. People who are more organized are generally more happy too. So use this printable to remind yourself that habits don't happen in a day! So go easy on yourself, use these tools and let organization happen slowly.
5 Easy Ways To De-Clutter Your Space
Things. Things. Things. They hide in boxes. They cover our tables. We buy them every day. More. More. More. Sometimes we get overwhelmed by the amount of things in our lives. And when the clutter piles high and anxiety mounts it's definitely time to make a change. Here are 5 easy ways to de-clutter your life. 1. Assess the situation: Do you have a lot of stuff, or are you just holding on to a few things? The first step to figuring out what you need to do with your clutter is looking at how much you have. Check the surfaces of your tables, counter tops and shelves. If you notice more than 10 things you can do without, it's time to de-clutter. 2. Remove All Trash: The easiest way to de-clutter is to get rid of all the garbage in your room / house. Garbage is clutter. It can build up. Go around and pick up everything that's ready to hit the landfill. After your first go-round you should look closer and see if there is anything else that's trash worthy, like papers, old files or broken objects you've been holding on to. 3. Clear your surfaces: The easiest way to de-clutter and really see a difference is to clear off all your surfaces. Go through your tables, dresser tops and counter tops. Try and consolidate things into containers or just clear them off completely. After you've cleared everything you can choose a few items to hang on to as subtle, minimal decoration. This will make everything feel cleaner. 4. Invest in some containers: Whether they're for make-up, kitchen utensils or office supplies, containers are a great way to de-clutter. I use them on my desk at work, in my apartment and my backpack. You can go to cheap places like Five Below, Daiso, or any Dollar store incarnate to buy the things. You don't have to break the bank here. There are also lots of incredible DIY's to make your containers more fun with paint, ribbon and more. Adding containers and boxes can help de-clutter and make everything look a lot more put together. 5. Color-Coordinate: After you've thrown away your garbage, de-cluttered your surfaces and contained the remaining objects you'd like to keep you can transform your space with color coordination. It makes everything look less cluttered, more cohesive and a lot cleaner. If you want a seriously minimal look go with subdued colors like whites and sepia tones. For an ultra-girly look pastel is a great palette. Primary colors kept to one or two with a neutral anchor can do wonders for masculine spaces. It's pretty much all in what you like. But the clutter will look a lot less daunting if it's in a single palette.
How to Use a Planner to Get Organized!
We are all guilty of relying too heavily on technology. Learn how to go old school with a paper planner and enhance your organizational skills. Plus, it's cute and fun. 1. Get Your Materials Together I like to use different pens, stickers and wash-ii tape to get my planning on. All of these things are really low budget too. Most of the materials can be purchased at the Dollar Tree or WalMart. If you really want to get crazy there's an amazing dollar section at JoAnn's Fabrics with decorative wash-ii tape and card-stock to decorate with. The scrapbooking section of any craft store is a good place to start too. Pictured: Owl Stickers from the Dollar Tree (which I use to track different activities. Like, the pink one means Gym Day, etc.) Metallic Owl Stickers from Joann's Fabrics Gel Pens from JoAnn's Fabrics HI-liters and other pens from Wal Mart Wash-ii tape (a decorative tape originally from Japan) from Wal-Mart and Joann's 2. Pick a Color Scheme Things can get messy and disorganized if you just start decorating willy-nilly (I learned this the hard way.) This is also helpful for when you're shopping. Pick things that go together. For this first plan with me card, I've chosen yellow and turquoise as the anchor colors. I've also coordinated the pens. 3. Lay the Foundation Every good planner page has a good foundation. I always try to do wash-ii tape and bigger embellishments first, then go for the small things like the stickers. Also, pencil in important events you know are coming up. It makes things more organized and more artistic too. I'm a painter too and you never go in with small details first when you paint. Things aren't different with planning. 4. Decorate! Now here's the fun part. Add sticky notes, sitckers, doodles or whatever! This is where your planning style will come through. I like to use stickers, and since my planner is relatively small I try to keep enough space for all of my events and assignments. Here I used some stickers in coordinating colors, a couple of sticky notes and some stock-journal cut outs from Joann's. I like to keep my layouts as clean and linear as possible because I end up having a lot to do. Here are some other examples of previously decorated pages: These are examples of some of my previously decorated and filled out pages. They can get a little crazy, so I learned to be more sparse with my decorations as time progressed. 5. Plan Your Events Simply write down what you need to do that week. This can include places you need to go, appointments, goals, quotes, whatever. Make it you! Since this page is next week, it's not all the way filled in yet, but you get the idea. 6. Stick With It Planning and decorating and whatever didn't stick with me for a long time. Just now, when my life is heading toward some semblance of routine, it is. Just keep filling things out. You will remember more and be more productive. Aside from that, it's a good way to take time for yourself. I like to plan on Monday before I start my work. It's a fresh page, and a new beginning. Helps sort out my mind ya know? I'm no professional planner, but I'm figuring things out just like you.