I’ve really been struggling to organise my life recently. I feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get things done and I end up a big stressed out mess far more often than I should!
I forget things, end up rushing to get things done at the last minute and this goes for pretty much every aspect of my life. So I’ve decided it’s time to make a change and get myself organised and here’s how I’m going to do it…
To start with, I need a diary! I won’t pretend that I have a particularly exciting social life but I do have the odd play date or catch up with a friend and I’ve recently developed a bad habit of forgetting until the last minute or worse, double booking myself! And lets not even think about the birthdays that I’ve forgotten..
Although I’ve had diaries in the past, I’ve never managed to stick to using one. I always start off using it regularly but then start slacking and then it’s not long before I’ve forgotten about it all together. My plan is to get one to keep in my handbag, that way I can quickly jot things down whenever I need to. Because thinking to myself “oh I’ll write that in my diary when I get home” just doesn’t work!
Blogging is tough! There is so much to think about and you really need to be super organised. I’ve only been doing this for seven months so so far I’ve been plodding along OK, but I’m getting busier and busier now as my blog is taking off and I’m finding that I need to start planning and prioritising a little better.
The lovely people at Toad Diaries sent me this fantastic blogger journal which will be a huge help to me.
There’s plenty of space for notes, contacts, goals, plans for the weeks etc, it’s such a great journal and I can already see that it’s going to help me out so much.
Toad Diaries offer a wide range of diaries, journals and notebooks all of which can be personalised. For more information and prices you can visit their website here.
After juggling everything else, the house is always the last thing on my mind. Especially over the summer while the kids have been off school, quite frankly it has been a total mess and I just can’t seem to find the time for tidying and cleaning.
I can just about manage to the bare minimum; hoovering, washing and washing the dishes but that’s about it I’m ashamed to say!
In the past we’ve had a cleaning rota which has worked well for a while but for one reason or another we’ve never ended up sticking to it. So, I’m going to attempt a cleaning rota again, which just has one or two tasks on each day and split between me and my husband, that way it should be manageable and easier to stick to. We tend to split the housework fairly evenly in our house, when my husband is working I do most of it and when he’s off work I tend to catch up on some blog work and he will then help out more with the cooking and cleaning, it works well for us.
Which leads me on to meal planning… I really need to get better at this as we’ve had far too many takeaways over the past couple of months and it needs to stop. Each weekend I’m planning to sit down and write out our meals for the whole week and then do my food shopping based around that. I’d be happy to do meal plan blog posts each week if anyone would be interested, let me know.
How do you stay organised?
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