how to be more organised

If you’re anything like me, then you need some sort of structure to your life in order to stop the pesky procrastination fairies (they’re a thing, honest) from ruining your day. Here’s my sort-of-guide to becoming more organised!

  1. Keep a diary

Not a ‘dear diary…’ kind of thing, but a diary/planner/notebook with lists – whatever works for you. Track your appointments, contacts, reminders and to-do lists and make sure you use it every single day. You have no idea how much it helps! If you didn’t know already, I use a bullet journal. I track useful things like periods, jobs applied for and my snakes’ info. I’ve got so many posts about it, so head over to the ‘bullet journaling’ category and have a scroll. I’ll even include a link to my category page: here you go!

      2. Set accountability & goals

You’re more likely to get a task done if you have some sort of accountability. Tell people what you plan to do and you’ll do it or risk getting embarrassed when you don’t. It’s simple psychology! Set yourself goals and you’ll try and beat them, which means things will get done quicker.

       3. Schedule

I cannot stress enough how important a schedule is. Whether you’re a blogger/youtuber like me, work from home, have kids, or have lots of projects, a schedule is EVERYTHING. I have a weekly schedule in my bullet journal for tasks (I have a little time tracker) and I also schedule my post schedule (including what days I need to write/film) months in advance. It stops the feeling of panic about doing things last-minute!)

      4. Track your finances

Even if it’s just your outgoings versus income, knowing where you’re spending your money will help you know how much you can cut down, how much you can put in savings and how much you can afford to spend each week or month. It’s really handy if you’re a bit skint like me!

      5. Keep tidy

A tidy room and house do wonders for productivity. I’m not sure how, but it works! Keep on top of housework (maybe even create a schedule) and organise your possessions. Also, make sure you have a filing system for important documents like your passport and possibly a noticeboard or ‘hub’ for things like unpaid bills or invitations and such.

      6. Minimise distractions

If you’re trying to get a project done, limit your distractions. Have a separate space away from kids, don’t do multiple things at once and don’t open up Facebook! There’s extensions you can add to your browser that means you can’t access distracting sites for a certain amount of time so if this is something you’re guilty of, think about getting something like that.

So, those were my tips for staying organised! I try and take my own advice but sometimes I’ll slip and get behind on certain things. But we’re only human… and the procrastination fairies are real.


7 thoughts on “how to be more organised

  1. Reblogged this on grimmgirldotcom and commented:
    Hey Grimms,

    It’s Flashback Friday time and today we will travel with Holly from HappyHollife to November 10, 2016 in order to get organized! That’s right last month Holly posted an excellent article with suggestions on how to keep organized and I think it merits a revisit.

    I mean with the Holidays right around the corner and for many of you finals happening staying organized is probably pretty hard to do. On top of that it is almost New Years and here in the USA we have a tradition of setting goals for the incoming year.

    Maybe you’re thinking of becoming a bit more organized for 2017? No time like the present to start practicing. I can personally say that from Holly’s tip list I could totally be working on tracking my finances, keeping tidy, and minimizing distractions more! On the plus side I live for my planner and can honestly say I 100% agree it keeps me in check!

    What about you? Any tips that you think you could try?

    Also if you enjoyed this article be sure to check Holly’s site out. She has a lot of other really cool posts. Lots of lifestyle/beauty things to be seen and she does some journalling.

    Have a great weekend everyone and good luck staying organized over this hectic holiday season ❤

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  2. Haha I too need structure for my life or I’m a MESS. Nice post 🙂 I hope you don’t mind but I Friday’s I do a Flashback Friday on my site to showcase other bloggers work by reblogging it and linking it back (of course) to your original post. I hope it is okay that you are today’s Flashback Friday but I thought that your tips for staying organized (especially around the holidays) was really great!

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