How I’m organising my life

Organising my life | Merry Musing

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.

DONT PROCRASTINATE 

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?

10 Comments

  1. July 30, 2018 / 12:14 pm

    I try to keep a planner but am not amazing at it. I do find that Filofaxes have always been the best option – have been using them for around 20 years.

  2. July 30, 2018 / 12:16 pm

    These are some great tips! I really need to get better organised in my life!

  3. July 30, 2018 / 1:26 pm

    Such helpful tips! I love writing things down because it not only makes things seem more manageable, but also things don’t get forgotten 🙂

  4. July 30, 2018 / 3:08 pm

    Great tips. I think my biggest problem is the procrastinating part.

  5. July 31, 2018 / 10:45 am

    I love my trusty 20 year old Filofax, but I have to say that I’m much more organised since I switched to using Google calendar.

  6. July 31, 2018 / 9:52 pm

    Your tips are great, I find that I need to write things down in a list and then things actually get done. I also have a calendar now, one for myself and kids and one more for work.

  7. August 1, 2018 / 11:46 am

    I am finding that writing things down – rather than on my laptop – helps to focus my mind so much more. Great tips, thank you!

  8. August 2, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I am the biggest procastinator it is my biggest down fall and being a day dreamer doesn’t help me much. Love your tips

  9. August 3, 2018 / 11:44 pm

    When I was reading this I was like yep yep yep all right!! I totally agree with you. I help to organise my life and myself in a similar way. Its something that I’m always working on but that works for me xxx

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