I would like to think that I am a very organised person. I have diaries for different things (uni work, life, and fitness), I always write myself three goals I need to achieve every day etc. Therefore, I thought I would share some tips and things I do with you.
Being organised is essential when trying to keep up with my masters work, my blog and just personal life.
- How you organise in the first place
Firstly it is important to find a method that suits you in how you want to remain organised. For me personally I love handwriting, so I buy diaries and keep notes in them. However, you can also work on your phone or tablet or even just using a calender. So whatever works for you find it and use that to help start you getting organised.
I love shopping around to find myself a cute diary because for some reason it motivates me even more if the diary looks cute haha! I love using Paperchase or Wilko when buying stationary. So definitely recommend checking them out!
This one is SO important! I think making sure you structure your time will really help and bring less stress. This helps me get important things done but also it means that I am not stressing and working too hard on one thing. Instead giving myself a structure means I can focus on multiple things at a time but work within a “working schedule”. For example, if I am working at home I like to get up and get ready as if I would be going into work. I then sit at my desk at 9am and start working, making sure I take regular breaks and I give myself a “lunch break” too. I then work up until 6pm and stop working in the evenings. Structuring this way really helps me to switch off and I am more productive and just overall work much better. Again you need to find what works best for you and structure in a way that you like.
- Daily Goals
This might not be for everyone but I love writing down three goals before I go to bed of what I want to achieve during the next day. For example, this could be “go to the gym”, “finish research” or “write a blog post”. Thus, these would be my three goals and I would give myself the whole day to complete them and tick them off when I complete them. They can be as big or as small as you like. I really find that I get so much more done when I break down my bigger goals into smaller daily goals. Plus there is just something about ticking things off a list that I just love.
I mean some people might not have time but I always sit down on a Sunday a write a massive list of everything I need to do or get done within the next week. Then daily these would get broken down into smaller goals.
What I mean by this is if I know what I need to get done the next day I like to set out all the work ready. This just means that when it comes to me actually doing the work I am not running around trying to find pieces of work and wasting an hour before I even START working. Honestly, this just saves so much time and I can literally open my laptop and get going. Also I am more productive and get through more tasks. I just feel more happier an content when I have everything set out for me.
Lastly, I just wanted to say that sometimes one of your goals might not turn out actually how you wanted. But, you just have to remember that not everything turns out the way we want them too, so try not to fret and just move onto the next goal. I have found that not dwelling too much on something that has gone wrong really helps productivity and I get more done and just feel more content. Also, when you don’t think about what has gone wrong for too long you might actually find something else that you might not have found if it had gone right. Things happen for a reason.
How do you keep organised? Let me know of any tips you use, I am always open for more organisational advice!
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