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Friday, 7 February 2014

Organisational Tips

I love an organisation post but the real reason I'm writing this is because I'm hoping I can talk some sense into myself in the mean time. This week has just been one of those weeks. Nothing has gone right, I'm always a step behind, I'm definitely coming down with something (Susie I'm blaming you for this, even if it wasn't you...) and to add to that, my coursework has been returned. My marks were surprisingly good for the amount of stress I had over them (but the old green eyed monster reared its head anyway). Just one of those weeks where I'm not happy with anything. I'm planning a relaxing weekend and a restart for next week. I want scheduled posts and seminar's completed. Food shopping done and maybe even some food prep too. I'm such an organised person usually so this is so unlike me! Let me share my organisational tips with you (and refresh my memory of them too).

Tip number one: PREP, PREP, PREP
The age old saying 'fail to prepare, prepare to fail' couldn't be more true. You put in the work early and it pays off. You can apply this to absolutely anything and you will feel better, more confident in what you are doing and just happy. This is a feeling I've missed this week.

Tip number two: Diaries and notebooks
This doesn't just apply to just blogging. I never really used a diary before last year but it came so in handy to manage my week and commitments. It also was great to be able to look back and know exactly what I was doing on certain days. I never really think about it but I run my blog, go to university, volunteer and belong to part of the netball society. It's a lot to balance and needs more time than it seems. Having a diary is invaluable. There is nothing worse than double booking.

Carrying a notebook is also good. Space in my bag doesn't always allow for it (damn you giant law books) but it's nice to have to scribble down extra notes and memos.

Tip number three: Time management
This one is where I've fallen down this week (and prepping to be honest). I've allowed myself to relax too many times when I should be preparing my seminars, making my lunch for tomorrow, doing washing, brainstorming blog posts (still in a real blogger's block), the list goes on. Miss Budget Beauty is my real inspiration when it comes to this one. She's a mother, works part time, has a baby, posts 3 videos a week on her beauty channel as well as managing two other channels and posts on her blog daily. Now if she has time for all that, why am I running out of time?! In one of her videos she said she gets many questions about how she does it all and it's simply that she doesn't just sit in front of the tv, she's blogging and editing during, she's making content whilst the baby sleeps. She just gets on with it (you go girl!!) and that's what I (or you even) need to do too. Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

Tip number four: Lists
Lists are my god send. The satisfaction of ticking things off. Knowing what needs to be done. You can really get your creative flare on too. Prioritising things through colour coding, different lists for different things. It's perfection on paper.

Think this post has given myself a real talking too. I'm going to bed now (thank god for scheduling eh?) in the hopes to sleep off this god awful illness. I hope these tips have helped, you may (extremely likely) have heard them all before but a little reminder never hurts! Let me know your organisation tips and give me a kick up the bum in the comments!!

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  1. my mum bought me a really cute paperchase diary the other day and i must say it's really helping me to organise my life a bit more!

    love Katy @ THE RAWRDROBE

    1. Theyre great arent they! I love the week to view ones as you can see what you're doing that week at a glance :-) xx

  2. This is so helpful and nice:)

  3. I definitely need to follow these tips. Need to get organised! x

    1. Definitely a great habit to be in! Hope the tips help! :D xx

  4. Mmm .. this year one of my goals is to be more organised and I think this post will really help me! I'll follow step by step what you've said :)

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