organisation tips and advice by Jessica Cantell
Blog,  Lifestyle

Organisation – I need to get round to it…

Hello everyone! How are you doing today? I felt like today’s blog post should be a little reminder to myself that I need to get things on track when it comes to organisation! I’m aware of the fact there are many wonderful people about who have schedules for everything. I wish I could be like that! Maybe this post will help some of you guys too if you’re in the same chaos boat.

Organisation…

So as you may have guessed from the above, I’m not very organised. I kind of just let things drift along without much structure, and sometimes it works, but mostly not. I’ve really just got to the point where I’m finding my days are not defined or I’m lacking any spare time, which can be really draining. Often I think I’m almost treating myself if I, for example, put things off until the next day, but it actually creates more work when you do get round to it, so here’s to sorting it out! Keep reading for my 5 tips to myself (and any of you who need it!!).

1. Bedtime

This is probably the most important point. Sleep, 💤 we can’t get enough of it. Everyone goes on about the benefits of sleeping, and at the time I think it sounds great, but I always put them out of my mind when it comes round to 10:55pm and Twitter is looking tempting… I’m so bad for sticking to a reasonable bedtime! Anyone else!? I would love to be one of those people who is always in bed by 10pm no matter what. But I find it so tricky. I really want to make more of an effort and not let it get past 11pm before my lights are out. I think it’s good to set reasonable timeframes in your head, so I’m going to say I’ll try and be in bed by 10:30pm and let you know how I goes.

The other thing about sorting out my bedtime is that I don’t want to leave everything to the last minute in the mornings. Maybe if I get a really reasonable amount of sleep I could start to try to get up a little earlier and ease the day in gently.

I’m currently writing this at 10:51pm – not a good start Jessica.

2. Meal Planning

I would LOVE to get into meal planning. Never do I sit down at the beginning of the week and think I’m going to have this, this and this, I kind of just do whatever I feel like on the day. Which works in some ways, but mainly means I just do a lot of the same stuff. I recently got Joe Wicks vegetarian book (the vegetarian bit was an accident but that’s another story). I’d really like to get into the habit of doing at least one of his recipes a week. If you plan your meals, you’re more likely to be adventurous and also probably more healthy, so that sounds good to me. I don’t want to get stuck in a rut of doing the same meals all the time. If any of you have any wonderful recipes you’d like to share then please do!

3. Diary Management

I think it’s really good to be on top of what is going to go on each day of the week. Not only to avoid awkward double booking, but also to make sure you are making the most out of each day! I don’t like being too busy, but equally it is important to have structure during the week. I don’t mean you should be doing something EVERY night, for example, but actually knowing what you’re doing when is really helpful all round. In the past I have bought those mini diaries which I’ve stuck at until about 16th January and then I waste the rest of it! I think it would be really great to have something similar, and exercise a bit of will power at sticking to it.

4. Blog Schedule

Now I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but along with everything else, my blogging schedule is completely non-existent! I kind of just post whatever I like whenever I feel like it, or have time (back to diary management!). I’d like to be on top of when I am posting, along with having a clearer idea of what I am posting each week. To do that I should really get some kind of weekly planner or a pretty notebook that I feel inclined to write in. I’m so impressed with bloggers that regularly post on a set day of the week! If that’s you then what are your secrets!? I’d love to have some tips 🙂

Birman cat playing with pen

It’s never too late to become an organised person. Well, that’s what I’m counting on anyway! I’d really like to make more of an effort, so I’m going to give it a good old try. Are any of you naturally really organised? Or are you a bit like me and forever living in a state of chaos?

If so, then I hope that these tips are helpful for you. I think it will be great to start having more order in my life starting today!

Jessica x

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