Now I don’t know about you. But life is busy right? Does anyone actually have enough time or hours in the day to do everything they want? I definitely don’t! From commuting to and from my full-time job, maintaining some form of a social life, doing those boring adult jobs like cooking, cleaning and washing, and running a side hustle. I’m lucky if I manage to tick half the things off my to-do list. But I have to say, it’s getting better. So here’s how I’m organising my life.
With a planner. Now I’ve had a fair few planners over the years. And the one I turn to time and time again to keep myself in check and on top of everything is a Filofax. I know I work in Digital Marketing. And I am a big advocate for doing as much as you can online. But there’s just something incredibly satisfying about writing out your to-do list and getting to tick off the bits you’ve done.
And I think that honestly helps me to stay organised. I probably get too much enjoyment from seeing a completed to-do list. And before you say it. I know, I do need to get out more! But I genuinely think this helps me. Plus, I love the feeling you get, when you’ve achieved what you set out to do. For me, a bad day is feeling like I’ve not achieved anything. Even if it’s as small as going to the gym. Or emptying the laundry basket. Achieving tasks definitely put me in a better mood. And motivates me to stay organised.
So if like me, you can really struggle to stay organised and want to just feel a little more motivated to organise your life. Here are some tips on how I’m organising my life:
WRITE IT DOWN
I used to be able to just remember things in my head, but now, if I don’t write it down, it doesn’t happen. So to save myself the hassle, I just write it all down. Shopping lists, birthdays, plans. That way I can stay organised.
MAKE A SCHEDULE
This is one of the best ways I’m not only organising my life., but also staying productive too. Even at home, I keep a mini schedule of what I plan to achieve for the day, set deadlines and goals and then stick to them.
Now I’ll admit, this is a really hard one to stick to. I’m as guilty as the next person for putting off the jobs I don’t want to do. But it really doesn’t help. So I ALWAYS make myself do the job I’ve been putting off first. That way, it’s over and done with and I can move onto the next thing.
EVERYTHING HAS A PLACE AND EVERYTHING IS IN IT’S PLACE
I find that unless something has a home, it’ll just start to clutter up the place. So I make sure everything has a place to live in the house. If it doesn’t, then it’s probably time to declutter and make room for it.
You can find the Filofax organiser here for just £12.99. Let me know in the comments how you’re organising your life?