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Inspiration of the week
The feeling of having your life together is one of the most euphoric moments. You feel like a true adult smashing life! We always want the end result but we forget what we have to do in order to get to it. By taking some time out at the beginning of the week to organise your plans for the commencing week, it will highly benefit you in the long run and as a result you can thank past you, for being so productive that future doesn’t have stress.
This week if you have not already started I want you open that planner, notes, calendar whatever you use and start organising your week ahead.
You can thank me later 🙂
Quote of the week: ‘’ Organised life=Tidy mind’’
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If you’re anything like me adulting can be tough at times. There are so many responsibilities, jobs and overall things you need to remember; and then you would end up forgetting what you needed to complete and the inevitable cycle happens once again. It got to a point where I didn’t know what to do, so then I started to stick post-it notes around my room to help me remember but, they always end up disappearing and I couldn’t remember what I ever wrote down.
I felt like everything I tried didn’t work. I had a little pep talk with myself and ask ‘’what can I do to feel more organised and how can I make it fun for me?’’
It was until I dedicated some time that I ended up finding a planner that suited me (I love anything that has quotes on it so this was perfect for me.)
Everything was going so well, I absolutely loved the planner and felt a sense of accomplishment and a bit of an organisation queen. Until I kept leaving the planner at home and felt myself slipping back into my old ways.
Then it hit me!! My phone is always by my side so why not record all my dates and reminders there.
So below is an example of how I organise my life:
An easy way to help navigate my life was to colour code. Each colour has specific category. There is- Social- This includes social events, meet up’s with family and friends and birthdays University- Any university work, meetings, deadlines Work- Any work dates, meetings etc. Gym-The days I go to the gym and what I do there The grounded tree- Anything to do with the grounded tree
Now, I use both my planner and calendar in conjunction with each other. It’s great because if I forgot my book, I still have what I need right on my phone.
If you are trying to get organised, why not try out the calendar on your phone or if you’re old school and prefer something physical, why not invest in a diary. It’s really beneficial in the long run.
Prioritising time is imperative when being productive. I talk you through how to feel and be productive with your time.
Time is constructed by humans. Each morning we make plans in accordance with how we want our day to be. But, many times we will have the intention to have a complete day planned out with tasks and end up not fulfilling them. Why you may ask? The reason why is because we don’t prioritise our time. Time management is something many of us struggle with in life, I know when it comes to my personal life I struggle with prioritising my time because they are so many things I want to do in a short space of time that I always end up throwing those plans away and immerse myself into meaningless activities so I can not think about the other tasks I need to do. I soon began to realise how damaging this became as it started to affect other areas in my life, so I set out to change this habit that I got so used to.
Here are some tips that helped me learn to prioritise my time
Understand what time of day you work best Are you a morning person who gets most things done or are you the type of person who tends to find more creativity to achieve tasks in the evening/night. Recognising what time of day you are as a person really affects how best you work. For me, I work best in the morning and afternoons. I try and do the hardest task in the morning so by the afternoon I have sense of relief that the hardest things to complete are out of the way. ( Ironically I am currently writing this in the middle of the night)
Which brings me on to my next tip…..
Create a priority list Creating a prioritises list enables you to see all the things you need to complete, whether it’s small tasks to big tasks. Organising the list from most important to least important will give you an overall view on what you need to focus on first.
Set realistic small action goals It’s all when and good saying you are going to complete X amount of things in one day but when it time to do it, there is no motivation behind it as it’s more time consuming than you thought. This is why setting yourself small attainable goals will help you in the long term to reach the overall goal. For example, if you are a student giving yourself 500 words to write towards your assignment will bring you closer to reaching the 2,000 words limit for your assignment.
Take breaks Making sure you remove yourself from the setting you are consumed in, allows your mind and eyes to take in a different environment.
Remove any unnecessary electronic Removing any devices such as your phone away from your peripherals helps you stay more focus and complete your tasks without any distraction. Out of sight, out of mind.
Stay nourished Always have some nourishing food that helps boost your brain juice to keep you energised and productive throughout the day. I have some nuts next to me as they a lot of benefits for your body.