I’m a very visual person so when it comes to being organised I like to see it all out in front of me in neat categories.
Have a plan, short and long term
The best way to get anything done is to know what you need to get done and in what time frame, you should write yourself goals. What you’re going to do that day, week and year. This will help you become more focused on your goals. Not setting a time frame will mean you will find reasons to push things back and do them another day and the day that you’re supposed to do these things will never end up coming round.
I’m constantly writing to do lists, I can’t help myself it’s the only way I feel like I will remember to get everything done. Ticking off each thing I’ve done throughout the days makes me feel pretty happy and productive too plus I know what I’ve done that day if I ever feel like I’ve just kind of drifted and not actually done anything even slightly productive. You should have a list of goals, a lists of tasks, and any other lists you feel that you need to be productive.
Do what you say you’re going to. Don’t leave it or make excuses not to do it, if you get the things done that you say you’re going to that day you’ll feel much more productive and more encouraged to carry on. The more you do, the more you want to do.
Tidy work space, tidy mind. I’m not sure if it’s just me but I feel like I have a mental block when the environment I’m working in is cluttered, it’s much better to have a clear work space to help your thoughts and ideas flow clearly. Plus having a clear workspace means you can get on with what you set to do much faster without having to clear your space and move things out of the way to get started. You’ll also know where everything is that you require without having to rake through all of your possessions to find what you’re looking for.
Good habits will make your life much easier, if you can get into a habit of being productive it will begin to come to you naturally without you having to think about it so much. When you start to do things everyday you will eventually do them without really thinking or having to remember.
Work hard play hard
Reward yourself to a little me time indulgence at the end of the week when you’ve completed the tasks you intended to. This will help you reset for the new week ahead and you’ll enjoy the time rather than feeling guilty for all the things that you still haven’t got round to doing.
Find my free printable daily planner template below…
How do you stay organised?
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