As a libra, I love the balance. I love harmony in every aspect of my life. So I have a very balanced view on being organised. I think planning too strictly, meaning leaving no room for spontaneous ideas, kills creativity and deprives you of a lot of fun things in life. But on the other side, I love to clear out, to make lists and to just be on top of things. If you want to know my top tips on how I try to achieve this.. this is the post you've been waiting for.
First of all, this is not rocket science. I still procrastinate sometimes and I could definitely improve. So this won't be a guide to be the perfect human, more like some tips and tricks that could make your day to day life a little more efficient.
1. To-do lists are a must!
They really are. Whenever I have a to-do list for my day, I just get way more done. When I just jump right into working without one I end up starting a million tasks without finishing them and it's all just a big mess. Did you ever wake up at midnight because you remember that one very important thing you forgot to do that day? To-do lists are the key. I even like to go a step further and divide them into similar groups of tasks.. yes I am weird like that.
2. Clear out every season!
This is something I totally mastered. I love clearing out so much and getting rid of stuff I don't need anymore. Some people might have a hard time throwing/giving things away but there is something about it that makes me feel so calm and clear. I personally clean out every two months but every season should be fine for the "normal" person, haha.
3. Tidy room, tidy mind!
This is something that goes hand in hand with number two. A tidy room will clear your mind and let you be focused on your tasks and more importantly: gives your mind room for creativity.
4. Use your Sunday wisely!
I am totally with you when all you want to do on a Sunday is watching Netflix and eat some yummy food. But there is one thing that can have a huge impact on the coming week and if you do it right it only takes about 30 minutes: planning. Try to schedule the next week as good as possible. Obviously, life is not perfect and things will pop up and you might have to rearrange during the week, but that's fine. Having a semi-schedule for the upcoming week helps you to stay on track and will make you feel so much more prepared and calm.
5. Remove the BuzzFeed app and unfollow them on twitter!
Haha, otherwise you will never get shit done. That's a scientific fact.
I hope you are having a relaxed Sunday so far and already scheduled your next week!