I’d like to think that I’m a fairly organised person. I know that at least one of my housemates would say that I am scarily so. But it’s an ongoing thing and there are certainly areas of my life that need a little more TLC before they’re up to scratch. One thing is for sure, getting myself together and organised helps keep my stress levels at a reasonable level! I thought it would be fun to share some basic tips for getting organised and if you have any, send them my way!
1) WRITE IT DOWN. No matter how good you think your memory is, make a note of things. From appointments to shopping lists, I write everything down and you’ll rarely see me without some form of notebook or planner. There is nothing worse than realising that you forgot a meeting or feeling like you can’t quite remember something.
2) MAKE A TO-DO LIST EVERY NIGHT. This links in quite nicely with the point above and I’m not sure how I would function without a to-do list. Recently, I found it is even more useful to do this just before I go to bed as I don’t have a million and one thoughts running through my mind when I’m trying to sleep. This way I know I won’t miss anything the next day, I don’t have to take ten minutes to sort myself out in the morning and I get to sleep a little easier – what’s not to love?!
3) COLOUR CODE. Be warned, this is dangerous and way too easy to go overboard on but it does help. I try to keep this simple and divide work, uni, blog and fun in a different colour so I can see what needs my attention each day!
4) POST IT PRONTO. If there’s something I desperately need to remember, I scrawl it on a post it and put it somewhere I know I’ll see it. Think notes for my exam on my wardrobe and my doctor’s appointment on my mirror. It’s just a little insurance policy if there’s something I’m terrified of forgetting!
5)D.I.Y. You can lose hours on Youtube or Pinterest seeing how other people organise their lives but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will work for you. This summer I gave bullet journaling a go. Two months in and its just not working so I’m going to go back to my old routine. It can be tempting to do whatever everyone else is but if its becoming more of a hassle than a help, it’s just not worth it! Do what works for you, even if its not instagrammable.
What are your top organisation tips?