5 Steps To Be More Organised

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.

I like to not only use my BusyB planner but my bullet journal. I take time out each Sunday to sit down, bust out my washi tapes and planner stickers and get planning.

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#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.

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#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.

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This to-do list pad was gifted to me by Bexa. We have a stationery swap coming up for Stationery Week.

#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.

#5 Journalling

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.

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The new journal I have brought from WHSmiths

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.

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130 thoughts on “5 Steps To Be More Organised

  1. Very interesting article. Since I have been blogging, I don’t have much time to organize myself again. I don’t have time for social meetings, leave my office untidy always. I don’t like that. So I keep asking myself, how do I organize myself? That made me attracted to this post when I saw it. Tnx

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  2. Pretty useful suggestions. I’ve often done to-do lists to keep on top of things and make sure my brain isn’t scrambling with thoughts of what to do next. They were really powerful for me mentally and started to enjoy doing them as part of a routine. But recently I’ve been slacking on them and need to get back to doing them, now’s the best time with all of us in lockdown and all.

    Johnny | Johnny’s Traventures
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  3. Lauren,
    your blog post remind me of this quote,

    “The most complicated skill is to be simple.” – Dejan Stojanovic
    Productivity is associated with happiness. A happy person breaks down difficult or multi-step skills into simpler tasks so that the target skill does not seem so overwhelming. That is how planning comes into play.
    You avoid procrastination and eliminate distractions to a greater extend by being organized.🙂

    H E || https://thextraordinarionly.com
    xo xo

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  4. To-do lists are literally my favourite thing ever haha I make one every single day and can’t really function without it! I would plan my weeks more thoroughly, if we actually had anywhere to go and anything to do at the moment! xx

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  5. Great post – I’ve started trying to plan out my weeks more in terms of what needs to be done by specific days. I completely agree with your point of tidy space equalling a tiny mind as whenever my workspace is cluttered I can never feel sane enough to work or be productive!

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  6. I can’t work without a to do list. I constantly have one on the go. It has really helped me get straight with home working and schooling currently.

    I’ve even got my 12 year old in to writing one each day so he knows what he has to do each day.

    Great advice Lauren, thank you for sharing x

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  7. Yes! I already do them all, not as consistently as I wish though. I tend to vary based on the needs of the moment. I like your pretty bujo and planner stickers 🙂

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  8. I love to-do lists and I especially love breaking one task down into smaller chunks too. It makes the task much more manageable, and the more you can tick off your list the more productive you feel and it spurs you on to do even more! Thanks for sharing xx

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  9. Such an insightful post Lauren 😻 I love all the tips but number one is my favourite. Since it’s Sunday today I’m definetly going to do it and plan my week ahead. Thank you so much and I am interested in the ebook.

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  10. My planner doesn’t look as good as yours does but I am working on it. It definitely helps with productivity because now I’m not jumping all over the place trying to figure out what to do next. Thanks for the tips.

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