These past couple of weeks have been really busy for me. I have had family commitments, work, going to the gym and trying to fit time into blog. I have also been busy sorting out my compensation claim with my solicitor and I found myself very unorganised with no sense of productivity. Therefore, I have been taking steps to ensure I am being as organised as I can be. I thought I would share with you 6 steps I have been taking to become more organised.
CLEAR SPACE, CLEAR MIND
Or tidy room, tidy mind. I find that when everything is tidy and in the right place, it stops me stressing when trying to get ready for the day ahead. Especially if I am busy, I like to know where everything is and I am not frantically searching for one thing I can’t find. A good de-clutter or spring clean is always so therapeutic. I also find if my bedroom is clear and tidy I sleep better also.
MAKE TO-DO LISTS
I love making lists (stationery geek). I make lists of important tasks that must be done by the end of the week, this is so I do not miss any important tasks. Then on my days off I will often write daily to-do lists, to make my days off productive. There is something so satisfying about ticking an item off my list haha!
KNOW MY LIMITS
I find it important to know what my limits are and not too stretch myself too thin. If I take on too much, I can become stressed which leads to me becoming so unorganised. It also means I sometimes don’t have enough time and therefore for me it would not be my best quality work. So I make sure I only say yes if I know I have the time to complete the task. Don’t be afraid to say no!
KEEP MY DIARY UP-TO-DATE
I fill in my diary and write down all the events and occasions of the week. I can then look at how my week is mapping out and make sure I allocate time to spend time with family and have some “me” time also. If I don’t have it with me, I will use my phone calendar and then transfer it over to my diary later. This means tasks do not get forgotten about.
WRITE IN MY JOURNAL
I write in my journal everyday, although it doesn’t directly help with being physically organised it does mentally. Writing down all my thoughts, feelings and about my day helps me clear my mind. If I’ve had a bad day or I have been worrying about something I can put pen to paper and it helps me feel calmer and less stressed. When I am calmer, I find it so much easier to be motivated at being organised.
PREPARE THE NIGHT BEFORE
When I know that I have a busy day planned, I always try to make sure that I get my outfit ironed ready, my bag packed. It means in the morning I am not running around trying to find an outfit. If everything is ready, I can usually have a few extra minutes in bed, which is a bonus!
These are just a few key things I do to try and be a bit more organised. What steps do you take to be more organised?