1. Buy a Planner
We love planners! Whether it’s a handheld day-to-view planner or a monthly wall calendar, we want them all! They make life so much easier and helps you to feel sooo organised. They also encourage you that you do have a life when you can see the full month and see that nearly everyday is filled with some sort of task that you need to do or event you need to go too (even if it’s just uni or work – it still counts!). Ah, what a great feeling.
We recommend getting one that you can have on the wall that views the whole month and then a small portable one that you can fill in when you’re out and about and then use to update the bigger calendar. You can also use it as a reference to your wall planner so whenever you get asked if you can make a certain date, you can see what’s already been filled out.
Bonus Tip: Always keep your planners up to date!
2. Plan The Night Before or On Sunday
Isn’t it a great feeling when you can wake up and everything’s already in order? You know what you’re doing when and where you need to be at what time. There’s no fussing and rushing about to get things together, get your bag packed or to pick the right outfit because everything’s already packed and laid out. This is our goal.
Planning the night before or at the beginning of the week gives you more time to be productive and/or more time to rest/relax.
We advise using your planner to fill in the events that you will be attending, errands you have to run on what day at the beginning of the new week and the night before planning a cold outfit and a warm outfit so that in the morning, all you need to do is check your weather app or assess what mood your in and select either the outfit appropriate for cold weather or the outfit appropriate for hot weather. It’s also great if both outfits are ironed the night before too ;).
3. Use Wunderlist
Wunderlist is the app of all apps. You can either install it on your desktop or on your phone. Basically it’s a to do list that allows you to create multiple lists for different areas of your life; whether it be work, home, etc. It also has the feature for you to share your lists via email to those who have tasks as well which makes it perfect for business owners and work colleagues.
The best part about Wunderlist is that when you’ve completed a task it you can click the tickbox and it disappears with a ping sound. How satisfying!
Bonus Tip: Write a very simple and easy task on your to do list so that you can start your day by ticking something off very quickly. This just does something to your brain that helps you to feel even more motivated.
4. Have Everything You Need In Its Place
The easiest and hardest task yet. Keeping everything in it’s place. It’s so simple as in – whenever you use something, put it back in it’s correct spot but it’s so hard at the same time because simply forgetting to put away one or two things each day can quickly create clutter and ruin your organisation and productivity that you have been trying to build over the past few days or so.
So, to put it simply: just always put your things back. Don’t wait for later. Keep your area tidy and only take out what you need when you need it.
5. Have The Right Mindset
This is probably the most important tip that we can give. Having the right mindset is so vital because you can be doing everything right, but if you are a negative self-talker and/or negative thinker, you won’t be able to move forward in anything.
Start the day with the right attitude. Let yourself know that you can succeed, that you will do well, that you will take the correct opportunities that come your way and you will work 10x harder than you have before. You’ve got this! We believe in you.
If any of these tips were helpful and if you have anymore to share, let us know in the comments!