Getting properly into organisation and planning has made such an improvement to my life! It is one of those little things that we forget to even think about, but unless you are a naturally organised person, it take effort and time to start with. After a while, it becomes habit and from there, becomes second nature. Organisation can make all the difference in the world.
Tip 1. Get It Written Down
My current favourite way to keep things organised is in my Bullet Journal. I have written a dedicated post to my Bullet Journal 2017.. Basically, it is where I write everything. From dates, to diary entries and ideas to inspiration. It is pretty much a DIY, customisable planner, which I love as it gives me total freedom to plan and be organised in any way I like. I know some people much prefer structure and a set calendar style diary, and there are so many beautiful planners out there now! I have seen hundreds of pretty ones from places like Paperchase, Etsy, Urban Outfitters and so on.
Of course, you can also do everything digitally! Almost all phones now have built in calendar, notes and reminders, then you can choose from hundreds of organisation apps if you prefer. If you are just starting out to become intentionally organised, then ensuring that you just write down all dates and ideas is key. It means nothing can be forgotten as it will be there in front of you as a visual reminder.
Tip 2 – Prioritise
For me, this is important. If you have a list as long as your arm of tasks or events, then get organised and prioritize which is most urgent/important. Sorting out your budget for the month? This is a priority task. Going shopping to look at new makeup? Slightly lower down your list! (not too far down though, this is a beauty blog after all!) Being able to prioritize and juggle all of life’s tasks is a skill you will use constantly once you have mastered it. It means nothing gets missed off and everything will be done on time.
Tip 3 – Have fun with it!
It sounds silly really, but if being organised and planning isn’t something that comes naturally to you, then you will need to work to make it fun, or it will simply become a chore you’ll want to avoid. This could be picking a bullet journal where you can be as creative as you like. It could mean setting aside 15 minutes each day, listening to your playlist and planning your week. Maybe you love stationary so you could treat yourself to something lovely to use. Whatever works for you really, I actually find it quite relaxing to spend a few minutes each day just organising and planning the week ahead.
What are your thoughts or tips on getting organised?