Getting Organised

Thursday, 26 May 2016

I am probably one of the least organised people on the planet. I'm not one for writing things down and I've used my memory to hold the information that I've needed to know. However it seems that this method that I've used for so long isn't actually a very good way of being organised and when it came to writing, blogging, work and other things that I needed, I found that I couldn't remember things and that's when I realised . . . . . .


So I took steps and looked at ways I could try to get myself organised.

The first way I tried was a diary. I brought an academic diary (from September to September) and a normal diary from January to January. At first I found that it worked and I liked the idea of keeping information into a diary. But for me a diary doesn't work. It just becomes a book in my handbag that I had forgotten about. And I found that things I was suppose to write I'd either write in my diary, I'd keep it in my brain or on scrap pieces of paper. But there are good sides to a diary. Such as pages so store emergency contacts, medical details and numbers. I'm so forgetful and I did found having a diary helpful to keep numbers in!

Another thing I tried is a notepad. Using a notepad to write down things and keeping it in my bag. But I found instead of writing down things like events, I'd write down ideas for writing. And it would get very confusing as everything would be in it. So a notepad didn't really work for me either. But if you like the idea of having a notepad for everything then it could work. I would also tear out pages to stick to the walls if I wanted to remind myself of something.

I discovered a chalkboard in a shops in Brighton and I was instantly attracted to it. I love this idea of writing things down and easily wiping them off again afterwards. I find that this works really well for me. I use it for my shift times, meeting a friend or if I get an idea in the middle of the night (which happens!!)

I used to use the planner on my phone to and think this is a good idea to help stay organised. I like the idea of being able to use alarms and have them pop up upon my screen when I need to remember something. I'm just very forgetful and for me it doesn't work.
The final thing I suggest is a weekly plan which I find really helps me. You can tear of a page and stick it to the wall which I find helps. I then stick it to the wall so I know what my week is like. Is visual and easy to see. I brought mine in Waterstones and I find it helps me to keep organised.

These are just some of the things I use to try and keep myself organised when it comes to everyday life. With so many commitments and things I have to do, it makes life easier. 

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