How to Be More Organised – Lazy Girl’s Guide

Being organised might not seem easy however with a few changes, life can get so easy. Being more organised is in your hands, how to to be more organised to get rid of the daily stress?

Everyone wants to be more organised and get a lot done in a short time, however, is it that easy? Being organised is easy, with little changes there’s nothing you can’t do. Is there a secret formula? Well unfortunately, there’s not. How to be more organised is all in your hands.Β 

I have always been one of the least organised people… There’s always so much on my list and have limited time to do them all. I am sure you know what I mean, I hope I am not the only one. When there’s so much to do, all I do is put myself under so much pressure and get nothing done, then everything is a big chaos. With a few changes in my daily routine, I managed to get things under control and be more organised.

How to Be More Organised

Time Management

Time management is not easy. Even though I had lectures of it during my university years, I am still not good at it. When you have so much on your list, spending too much time on a task might cause a big delay. When you plan your day, just make sure that you leave enough time for every task. Don’t fill your list, just because you want to finish so much in a day. Remember that you can’t be 100% productive all the time, which is normal. Don’t let the stress take control and ruin your day.

For instance, social media or online might take too much time. You wouldn’t even notice how fast the time passes. Sometimes I would spend over an hour on Pinterest and it would only feel like 10-20 minutes. Limiting social media time will give you enough time to deal with the other tasks. When everything is finished then you can just do whatever you want.

Scheduling

Whether you’re a blogger or not, when you have so much to do scheduling saves you so much Β time. If you can’t handle too many tasks and there’s also blog content, the best thing you could do is scheduling your content. It will take the stress away from you and you will have time to do other things. One of the best tools for scheduling and organising the social media is Hootsuite, which I talked about on 5 useful blogging tools every blogger needs. All you need is 5-10 minutes to schedule the content, then let the tool handle it for you.

When you schedule your day properly, there will be so much time left. Important things should be the first priority. Always leave a good amount of time for your morning rituals and time for relaxing.

For instance, scheduling at least a week worth blog content is good. It’s one of the things I couldn’t do. I took most of my photos one day before or the same day that I scheduled the post and write it one day before. You can’t imagine the stress I went through when the things didn’t go as planned. A good lesson is learnt from these bad times, I must say I still struggle, however, I am trying to get better!

Tasks

Making a plan before the new week is important. At least then you know yourΒ goals, plans and what is ahead of you. Sit down and write down all the things you have to do upcoming week. Whether you’re writing it down to a notebook or an app like Wunderlist, it is good to have a list, sometimes writing it to both comes handy. Prioritise your tasks and make sure to finish the important ones first. Leaving an importing task to a last minute is never a good thing!

One of the most important things is remembering that one day is only 24 hours. Diving the tasks according to their importance and time will help you make most of your day. If you have unimportant things to do, you don’t need to put them in your timed daily schedule but have them in your weekly one. When you have some free time, you can finish them and they are out of your list.

Simplify Your Life

Do you have a really messy desk or room where you can’t find anything? Things like that affect your life. When my room is so messy, I can’t do anything and get organised and also I keep postponing my tasks. Instead of having so many unnecessary items on your desk, just keep your desk tidy. Simple, small things can make a big difference in life, like a domino effect.

Have a Daily Routine

Routine can sound boring, however, it is a saviour. Routines like checking your emails at certain times, having a tech-free time and little bit of “me time”. At least it would help you estimate how much you could do in a day. At first getting into routine might not be easy, but never give up. Start with simple things like making your bed and tidying your room or simple things like leaving a tidy place before going to bed. After awhile you will do them without even thinking about it.

These are the things I am trying to do to get things under my control. In the end being organised all in your hands. How do you deal with the daily stress? What are your tips to be more organised? Do you have a daily routine?

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  • This is what I was searching for, I’m trying so hard to be more organized! I think planning and decide your daily tasks is the best way to start, thank you for this tips!

    http://www.theprettypeony.com

    • Being more organised can make a big difference on your daily routine. I am still trying to get things the way I want!

  • Such a good post hun! I wish I could be more organised but its hard when you have so much to do πŸ™‚

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  • Some great tips, it always good to be more organised. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚
    A Blushing Beauty Blog x

  • These are good tips! I agree scheduling helps so much with blogging! I try to have a little routine to my day but it’s not always easy with two boys! πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • When there are so much going on, it is hard to be organised… especially with two boys πŸ™‚

  • YES to all of these! Planning ahead helps so much. Sometimes it’s hard to find the time, but when you do it is amazing! xx

    http://www.qustomquinns.com/blog

    • Planning and organising make everything way easier and better! x

  • Yes to this post! So so good and definitely what I needed to read today! Having a schedule and a routine is key for me. In recent months I’ve left one hour of the day unplanned so I have time to catch up things I didn’t have time to do during the day. I’m always painfully naive when it comes to deciding howw much time a task requires, so it has really worked for me! And of course, a clean desk really do helps! Thank you for this reminder and all the lovely tips. Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    • Having a routine is important. I didn’t notice how much difference it makes, now I am trying to have a routine that simplifies my life. Thank you! x

  • Lenya

    I totally agree, thx for sharing your useful tips and advice.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

  • These are amazing tips! I need all of these at the moment ehe!
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  • Sauniya

    i so need to simplify my life. I always feel like I am going to need something so i tend to had everything on my desk and just keep a lot of things I end up not using around anyways.. that’s the one point I have to work on the most. I’m also trying to schedule my post not, it does help a lot.
    Awesome post! thank you for sharing πŸ™‚
    xo
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss

    • I was exactly the same, however, it does nothing but puts pressure on you. Thank you πŸ™‚ x

  • Great tips! I always find this type of post useful.

    Thanks for sharing and have a great day Ela

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  • Oh man, my life has gotten really hectic these past couple of months and it’s been hard for me to make time for blogging. But you’re so right about routine. I just started to create a suitable routine this past week for me in terms of blogging, and it’s gotten a lot better.

    http://www.deasynoel.com

    • It is exactly the same for me. With work and all other stress, it gets almost impossible to focus on blogging. Now I am trying to have a daily routine that would give me some time for everything!

  • Becky Hughff

    I love this! I’m a bit of an obsessive planner but I can always use the extra tips! Limiting social media time is definitely one a need to adopt!

    http://www.ohsobecky.com

    • Social media takes long time, sometimes you don’t even notice how much time you spend there.

  • Ashley Christabelle

    I’m all about organizing! I don’t know why, but when I organize stuff or my schedule it brings a sense of calmness deep inside of me. Great tips, Ela! x

    http://www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

  • I have a daily routine, but it evolves around my kids needs, obviously. But despite that a routine and staying organized saves me in this crazy life.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • With two kids and so much going on, you’re doing really good! My life would be hectic, if I was in the same situation πŸ™‚

  • I love Wunderliat, such a handy app!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

  • I love this. I’ve always seen myself as an organised person and I couldn’t live without to-do lists. I’m going to check Wunderlist now.

    http://www.mydailywear.co.uk

    • To-do list is good, it makes me focus on my duties πŸ™‚

  • Beauty Journal

    These are some really helpful and informative. I am not at all organised when it comes to schedule my posts. I really want to make a proper routine and this post just inspired me. πŸ™‚
    -Karishma
    http://yourbeautyjournal.com/morphe-jaclyn-hill-favorites-palette-review/

    • I am not the most organised person, however, I am trying to get to a routine πŸ™‚

  • I find scheduling and getting into a routine worr best for me. Yes, sometimes I get bored out of my freaking mind but it’s the only way I managed to juggle posting 3 times a week and family life.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • When you have a kid, things aren’t as easy as it seems. You’re doing great and your routine seems to work for you πŸ™‚

  • Hanna

    Thank you for these tips! –Hanna Lei

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  • lindsey simon

    Great tips! Hootstitite does help! Have a great rest of your day!

    Love, Lindsey
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  • Nina

    These are great tips. What I missing from this list is having a daily routine.
    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

  • Katie

    Great tips! I find myself getting easily unorganized, especially when school starts, so I really need to start saving blog stuff for weekends and then scheduling them so I can post on school days x

    http://www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

    • I am the same, however, I am trying to change that πŸ™‚ Getting a lot done at the weekend will definitely take most of the stress away. Good luck with the school x

  • Nice Tips:) I also use hootsuite for scheduling my social media activities.

  • Yiotou_La

    I agree with all these tips! Planning amd scheduling is so important, without a plan I am lost and I don’t know where to start or what to do first. And I noticed that when my desk is clean I can work better and I have more inspiration to sit down and write my content.

    Yiota
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

    • Without a plan, I am lost too πŸ™‚ I don’t know what to do first and where to start, so it is good to have a good plan πŸ™‚

  • This is great! I struggle with this a lot, which is bad because I need to schedule built in time for job hunting, wedding planning, chores, and exercise. And blogging!

    Hannah
    Floraful

    • When there’s so much going on, it is really hard to focus on things. A good plan will definitely make your life easier.

  • Corinne C

    I really needed this. I’m so bad at being organised. I struggle with a changing work shift pattern to get into a routine!

    Corinne x
    http://www.skinnedcartree.com

    • When you always have the same work routine, you know exactly what to do, however, with a changing work shift, it can be so hard. Even with the changing work shift, you’re doing great πŸ™‚ x

  • Hayley Rubery

    Great tips lovely! I always use Buffer for scheduling SM – find it helps me get on top of work and buys some extra time for creating content!

    Hayley xo
    http://www.frockmeimfamous.com

    • I haven’t used Buffer, I wonder if it is any different to Hootsuite?

  • Jennifer

    Some great tips lovely, I definitely need to be better with scheduling. I usually publish my posts individually, how bad is that?! Going to try and put some of these ideas into place

    http://www.barelytherebeauty.com

    xx

    • Thank you:) I was doing the same before, now trying to change this routine and I can see it making a difference. x

  • I use Tweetdeck to schedule tweets, but even then sometimes it’s a lot to remember or I might not have time the day before. I’m not the best at organisation either! I’m going to give the lists a go from now, wunderlist sounds really helpful! πŸ™‚

    Velvet Blush

    • It is best to schedule one week worth Tweet during the weekend, so you don’t have much left to do during the week πŸ™‚

  • These are all such great, helpful tips, beauty! I used to be so much more organized before I got married, haha. I found that our habits and schedules often overlapped and effected each other’s. I’ve found that planning as much as I can ahead does help to alleviate stress. I try to do this for my blog posts and for things I’ll need in the morning to encourage a much better flow. Thanks so much for sharing these great tips with us, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • When you are married, you also have other things to focus so the routine changes. I try to do as much as possible at the weekend, as during the week with the work load, it doesn’t get easy. I hope you’re having a great Sunday, beauty! x

  • i always, always write lists for my day. so i can keep track of all my tasks and complete them. sometimes i’m just all over the place and i forget everything.
    β₯

    loovelle.blogspot.com

    • I love making lists, at least then I know how much I have to do and what I should spend more time.

  • I have to have a routine- otherwise I won’t get anything done. I feel so lost whenever my routine is disturbed haha. I also love writing everything down- to do lists are my favorite πŸ˜€

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

    • When there’s so much going on, having a routine is important. With the work load and all other daily things, things can go out of control so quickly.

      ps: I really like your new profile photo, such a gorgeous one πŸ™‚

  • Coco Cami

    Great post, thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    Camille xo

    http://www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

  • This post was made for me haha. I can be pretty organised when I am motivated, but these past few weeks (months?!) have been so hectic that I have totally lost my routine. I should totally schedule more, it’s a lot easier to work when you give yourself some time for it instead of just having tasks but not setting any deadline for it. Thanks for this reminder, I really need it at the moment!

    Julia x
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    • When I am motivated, I can get so much done, however, when it is the opposite then things might get nasty. With the work load, it is easy to forget things. Definitely schedule your content, it makes so much difference πŸ™‚ x

  • These are all great tips and so helpful too! Sometimes it’s hard to find the time, but having a schedule also simplifies life (at least my life…haha) and routine works best for me at this time. x

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

    • It is hard to find time for all these, however, it saves you so much time! x

  • Lauren Letizio

    I think you are absolutely right! Timing and planning/scheduling are key to keeping your life together when you are busy. If you don’t plan ahead then chances are you won’t get the things done you want to get done. Thanks for sharing your tips!

    xx

    Lauren
    http://www.blameitonbarneys.com

    • Definitely! I try to plan as much as possible, because during the week with work and all other things, it is almost impossible to find time for it! x

  • I’m always scheduling my to do list so I know what I have time to get done. I do tend to miss the last few things on the list because I never know how much time I will actually take. The biggest distraction is my phone for sure! I get lost on there so much haha.

    xx Yasmin

    http://banglesandbungalows.com

    • Time management is really important, when you can estimate how much things could take, it would make everything so easier! x

  • These are such great tips Ela! Routines and scheduling make a huge difference in my productivity levels. I love that you said that it’s okay and normal to not be productive 100% of the time. That is SUCH a true statement but one I have trouble keeping in mind when I get buried in work. It’s always great to get a reminder!

    • When there is so much going on, it is really hard to keep things the way we want them to be. It is important not to lose the motivation and keep trying!

  • Over the past several years, I’ve been pairing down and simplifying everything in my life. I can’t work when things are in disarray. I have to be organized. You’ve offered some really helpful advice.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

    • I am the same, in order to be efficient, my work place has to be tidy and there shouldn’t be any distractions!

  • This is exactly what I need right now. Thank you! πŸ™‚

  • This is such a helpful advice most specially to me… Same here when there’s so much to do, all I do is put myself under so much pressure and get nothing done as well.

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    • Thank you πŸ™‚ Putting yourself under so much stress is the worst thing you could do to yourself!

  • I try to have a daily routine but easier said than done since every day of mine is different. Writing things down does help, a lot! Just a little check list

    Naomi in Wonderland

    • “easier said than done” totally agree with that! To-do list is a must have for me!

  • Bernadette

    Making lists saves my life! Literally!

    http://www.themakeupaficionado.com