Organisation is key for a happy, healthy life but it’s so easy to fall into a trap of procrastination and disorganisation. I spent most of my life putting things off until the last moment and ending up stressing myself out by piling lots of work on last minute. It can be hard to find strategies that work for you to keep you organised but I thought I’d share a few of my favourites.
Planning what I’m doing at the start of the month stops me from procrastinating and it helps to know what I’m going to be doing each day. It also stops me from double booking my plans; for example I don’t want to be editing a long haul video or filming a lookbook on a day that I have to be somewhere for dinner. Having a plan for the month ahead means that you don’t have to stress nearer the time and things shouldn’t begin to pile up.
Although I prefer using a pen and paper, technology can also be extremely useful in staying organised. I can guarantee that your phone has a calendar on it, but are you using it? Inputting the things you need to do into your phone calendar, or setting alerts reminding you to do tasks, would encourage you to do them and it’s unlikely you’d miss it as I’m sure, like me, you’re on your phone a lot.
I find lists extremely helpful when staying organised as they motivate me to work and tick everything off my list. I get a sense of accomplishment when I finish everything on my list and I’m sure you too will love the satisfaction of ticking something off once you’ve done it! Feeling accomplished is an important part of staying organised and motivated as it encourages you to stay that way.
Using colour is something that completely changed my organisation experience, because it looked aesthetically pleasing and inviting I was more inspired to work. It’s a very simple hack to get you working more!
What’s your favourite tip to staying organised? Tell me in the comments below!
Love Chloe x