Friday, 19 February 2016

#AdviceWithGrace - How to Keep Organised

Hi everyone,
I don't know about you but I find it so hard to find tips that work for staying organised. For me, a lot of them just crash and burn after the first day but along the way I have found a handful that work. Not all are featured in this post because it would be far too long, but if you o want to see a part two let me know in the comments. I know not all of these will work for everyone but I hope it can at least help one of you. I am quit a organised person naturally so I find keeping organised easy but if you don't, I hope this comes into some use!

This is also the first post of my new series, #AdviceWithGrace *I know creative name right?* anyway this series just gives me the chance to help a lot of you about all sorts of different topics. Feel free to contact me about any certain topic you would like me to cover. Topics like relationships, school, revision, fitness and confidence will all be covered under this series. I am hoping to post one of these a week so make sure you request plenty of topics!

1. The Cute Stationary/Homeware 
I am very guilty of this. Most people find keeping organised the perfect excuse to buy some new and fresh stationary or homeware to help maintain it. I find that buying something like a diary or colorful pens or sticky notes or planner or notebook or pin board can really make all the difference. They don't have to cost a lot as some of the best things come with the cheapest price tags. Places I would recommend buying from is Home Bargains, Staples, Asda and WH Smiths.

2. Stop Over Thinking
Just Do It!!! If you over think all the things you need to do you will just put yourself off doing it in general. Just make a list of the things you need to do and do it. Don't spend 20 minutes procrastinating because you won't get it done.

3. Dedicate One Day
I find this super useful. For me Saturday is the day I do all my jobs. I tidy my room, I take new pictures for my blog, I do my homework and I also write up some blog posts. If you dedicate one day a week to get all your jobs done, you then won't have to think about anything you need to get done for the rest of the week. 

4. Get a Diary or Make a Timetable
I have both of these both adapted to the way I like it. My diary I use for any blog posts that need to be up, any appointments, exams, just pretty much everything that includes me. This way I don't miss anything and I have plenty of time to prepare it in. For the timetable, I use this around exam time because then I am able to fit in time. On my timetable I would have school, revision, homework, dance and break this way I have time for everything.

5. Music!
Honestly music is probably one of the best tips I have ever used for staying organised. When I need to get things done I just choose a playlist and listen to it the whole time. It makes the time go so much quicker as to doing it in silence. I listen to music a lot more than the average person but it does honestly help me and I think a lot of people don't actually think it would help. But It Does!

I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know if you would like to see a part two and I will do that for you. Also let me know if you are excited for this new series. Have a great day!
Grace xx

12 comments:

  1. These tips were really helpful, I would love to see a part two! x
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  2. Great tips! I'll be using some of these with my revision, I too often spread my jobs all out across my week and need to try concentrating it all on one day so I have more time for revision, thanks! Would love to read a part 2 xo

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    1. Glad to hear that and thank you for such a lovely response!
      Grace xx

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    2. These are great tips, as always! I think it's important to take small steps at a time! I think finding a routine that works well for you is important when trying to be organised but making sure that you still have a break from this routine if needs be so it doesn't get too boring x

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  3. Your posts keepon getting better and better!I loved the ideas and I have to have super cute stationery.
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