Since starting my Instagram account again after my account was hacked, I have changed what content I want to share on my grid. I have been sharing my planner layouts, which seem to be very popular.
My planner is my main essential tool in staying organised. I have been asked multiple times, how do you stay organised? How can you be that organised? I decided to write a list of 5 steps you can take to be more organised in your day-to-day life.
#1 Plan your week ahead of time
Planning your week ahead of time whether that be in a planner, on your phone, or on a shared family calendar. It can be the first step in becoming more organised. Planning your time a week ahead is a great way to ensure you can get all your tasks and appointments for the week completed. By having your plans laid out, you can also ensure you do not double book yourself.
#2 Tidy space, tidy mind
It is a well known saying that a tidy space equals a tidy mind. Having a tidy space means you will be able to put your hands on something you may need that day. I don’t know about you but I definitely feel more organised and motivated when I have a tidy work space and home. I have all my stationery and work supplies organised so I know where to look when I need a specific pen or notebook.
#3 Make to-do lists
Using to-do lists are a great way to breakdown certain tasks you want to achieve each week. I like to use to-do lists and I will refer to my planner each day before writing the list, then break down the tasks. For example, my task in planner could be to organise a blog post for a certain day. Then on my to-do list I will break down the task. 1. Write the post 2. Type the blog post 3. Take and edit photographs 4. Create featured image and pin 5. Schedule. Breaking down these tasks can make them easier to achieve.
There is something so satisfying about checking off a task when it is completed.
#4 Prepare the night before
For an organised start to the following day, preparing clothing, meals and filling your bag with anything you may need. It can make mornings more relaxed and you are prepared for the day ahead. Usually if I start off my day organised, the rest of my day is organised and productive.
Although this does not directly help with being physically organised, it can help with being mentally organised. Writing down all your thoughts and feelings about your day, can help to clear your mind. Once you have a clear mind it is much easier to have the motivation to be organised and productive. I have a post coming next week and I will be sharing the benefits of journalling.
These are just 5 easy steps you can take to become more organised in your day-to-day life. I am hoping in the new future to release an e-book all about planners and organisation, please let me know if that is something you would be interested in.
What methods do you use to be more organised? Do you use a planner? I’d love to hear in the comments.