New year, better you.
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Organisation 101 for Twenty Eighteen.
Twenty Eighteen. A new year. New chapters. New experiences. New memories. New beginnings. As much as a fresh start is needed for everyone, whether they want to admit it or not, it’s not always the easiest to act upon… But don’t worry, I got you covered girl. The next few pages will be a little guide on how to slay this New Year, in every aspect. Giving you the simple but essential tools to be the best and most beautiful version of you!
The key to being a little less stressed and a lot more on top of things is – ORGANISATION!
I am not going to lie, organisation is not for the faint-hearted, and it requires commitment. But once you make your organisation routine a habit, it will be your saving grace and new best friend. For more tips on how to slay your organisation routine, see below:
Get a planner
First off, you need a great planner. Now, this is entirely your preference. Although I would recommend three for the year; A monthly planner, a weekly planner and a daily planner. The monthly planner allows for more flexible organisation and puts your entire month into perspective for you, (I also recommend sticking your monthly goals on this planner, just so they are always there, to give you a little nudge!). Next is your weekly planner, this puts your week into perspective and allows for reminders, to do lists, brunch dates, you name it! And lastly, the daily planner is for a more detailed perspective on what you need to get done as well as what your plans are for that day. These three, or one, depending on what you choose, become your babies. You will stay on top of all those coffee dates and important work!
Next on the list, is ironically, lists! To make sure you are slaying your goals, bucket list and everything you need to do, make sure you are writing down all your reminders, goals and ideas. Nothing is more satisfying than ticking those goals and boring errands off!
Don’t leave anything to the last minute. This breeds stress and leaves you feeling like you have so much to do, and too little time. It will also make you more forgetful. So, that being said, make sure you do what you have to, or at least organise it, ahead of time. This also allows for more free time.
Come up with a financial plan. As boring as it sounds, financial plans put your spending and savings into perspective for you, while making sure you don’t spend your money on anything unnecessary. All you need to do is jot down your income for the month and categorise it! For example, write down what your fixed expenses will be, and whatever is leftover from that, you allocate to savings, spending and any additional costs. Make sure you set aside one day in the week to just… get all your stuff done! Whether it be planning for a new week, doing the laundry, getting assignments out of the way, or to just change your room around! This will leave you feeling more organised, and less like you are stuck at the procrastination station. It also ensures that you have a little more free time on your hands as you won’t be stuck doing little tasks throughout the week.
Lastly, get inspired! Watch your favourite Youtuber’s, get some inspo from Pinterest or just use your goals to fuel the fire. Getting inspired allows for you to motivate yourself, and gives you the little nudge to get everything that you need to, done!
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