For me, organisation is a big must. With working full time during the day and working on my blog during my spare time, organisation is key if I want to also be able to have some down time to myself. I've hit a few ruts and slumps over the past 12 months and it moved my life into temporary semi-chaos - but hey, these things are only normal. In this post I'm going to share a few of my tips that incorporate and/or don't always to having a chaos free schedule.
1. Plan: Always take time out at the start of your day to map out your tasks and what you plan to achieve. If you have meetings to attend to, make sure you plan out your time realistically factoring in travel time, traffic etc - it's always better being early than late!
2. Be Realistic: This is one that I'm still learning, I often don't factor in time for tasks that will pop up that day (i.e. from clients or colleagues) and am often found not completing everything that I set out to do. Make sure to designate a realistic time frame for your tasks.
3. Time: In a day and age where we rely heavily on our phones, it may seem like watches are obsolete but they really aren't. Phones are a cause for distraction, making time tracking hard. Invest in a watch for work, this will help you keep an eye on the time and better manage your tasks.
4. Workspace: Keep it tidy! Only keep the necessities on your desk and maybe a succulent or two. But seriously, the less clutter and distractions, the better. You'll also be more focused.
5. Do what works best: A long debate that I've had with myself is whether I should be organised digitally or on old school pen and paper such as these diaries and journals by Mi Goals . I'm still torn between the two, because there's just so much convenience having all of your tasks and calendars synced in the cloud but it's always nice being able to have something tangible and to be able to write.