It’s no secret I am an organised person. Over the years of being a blogger, I have shared a couple of tips with you, from keeping organised as a blogger to Get Organised month. I have joked with so many people that I should give them some of my organisational skills. They just love what I do and how I do it, it was always a running joke at the office. To me, I just feel normal, sometimes I don’t even feel like I’m being organised until someone mentions it to me.
Today’s post is no different! I have another 5 steps to be more organised in your day to day life.
1. Plan your week ahead of time
Planning your week out ahead of time helps with so much. There are numerous ways to do this, whether in a planner or on your phone. Personally, I adore a good planner, I’ve trialled a couple over the years. My favourite is The Classy Planner, it has everything inside I need and more! At least this way, by laying out all your tasks and appointments, your plans for the week, you ensure you do not double book yourself. On a Sunday, I would plan out my week ahead, try to add in as much as possible. Then throughout the week, I can add or remove things.
2. Create to-do lists
I am a massive fan of using to-do lists, they’re a great way to breakdown what you want to achieve. My planner and to-do list go hand in hand. You can have big tasks and small ones, it really depends on what you need to achieve and do. I am one for writing everything down! So I have really simple to-dos, such as check emails or check finances. I use them as friendly reminders. There’s no better feeling than crossing off things when it is completed!
3. Prepare the night before
I find to achieve an organised start to the following day, prepare the night before. This includes preparing your outfit, making your lunch and making sure everything needed is in your bag. This provides you with a relaxed morning, leading you to be prepared for the day ahead. Also if you wake up late then at least your morning won’t be that much of a rush! There’s just something about waking up and not panicking about preparing anything.
4. Clean up regularly
I find one of the best ways to remain organised throughout the day, especially if you have a busy one, is to allocate a certain amount of time to de-cluttering and cleaning up. It doesn’t have to be in large chunks nor all at once! It’s a really nice feeling being in a tidy area, especially if clutter is starting to pile up. Also, if you’re anything like me, I hate going up and down if I’ve forgotten to take something upstairs. Instead I put everything that needs to go upstairs together, then take the time out to take everything up at the same time. As they say, tidy house is a tidy mind.
5. Follow a routine
This step goes hand in hand with number one really, I would say it’s really important to follow a routine. It can be hard if your days are all over the place, try to have a morning and afternoon routine. Have a plan of what you need to get done and then feel good when you’re able to tick them off. Sticking to a routine helps to automate tasks that need to get done, even those that you dread to complete! There’s always that one task that you don’t want to do, I’ve been there myself. Once completed, you’ll feel much better.
I hope you have enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments how you keep organised.
Love Gemma x