How I stay organised

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Before I get to the main focus of the post, I'd like to explain my decision of theming my blog around 'lifestyle, reviews and beauty'. Makinglifeacamera is about a saying (as I've explained in previous posts) that I try to live my life by. One of the points is focusing on what's important, now I understand that by claiming this blog to be somewhat beauty related, it may be implying that I think makeup is what you should be focusing on - far from it, in my case. Yes, I enjoy experimenting with different products and trying out new looks but I believe that everyone is beautiful without makeup. What I'm trying to say is that the beauty aspect of my blog will be mainly reviews, not me telling you that it is important to wear. 

I like to think of myself as quite organised but that's not always the case. Around my room, I have many notepads and planners that help me stay on top of things, however, sometimes I'm unsure of how to use them efficiently. This year, I've devised a way to do so...





This is only Monday-Wednesday on my planner but I do have all the days of the week on it. I definitely use this the most - every Sunday evening I sit down at my desk and plan the next week out. At the end of each day, I tick off what I've done and if I haven't completed something, I move it over to the next day. Something like this is so useful for staying organised because you have everything written on it. You can buy things like this anywhere but mine's from Paperchase and I really like the design of it. I use this all the time and at the end of the day, it feels good to tick everything off as you feel like you have accomplished something that day. In case you are wondering the asterisks is on Wednesday, I use this symbol to remind me to post blogs entries. In one of the following pictures, you can see where I keep this planner on my desk.




I'm sorry about the picture quality of this, it was dark when I took the photo so I had to bring the exposure up. Anyway, this is my notepad - again it is from Paperchase. I use this to write down to-do's that I just think of on the spot and haven't written on my main planner. Also, I find this is good to write down in brief what you would like to do over a couple of days - something you would like to accomplish, for instance: do some baking or write a blog post. I try to colour code this:


Red: Places I need to go/something active

Blue: Mainly work or a task
Green: Something fun that I would like to do
Purple: Blog related 



I love sharpies; I find them really useful to colour code, brighten up notes and they are permanent which is great! What also draws me towards sharpies is they look good and sleek. 




I can't cope if my room is really messy, I much prefer to have everything in its place. Keeping your work space organised really helps you stay on top of things.  I just have a clear plan so I know what I need to do or where I'm going that day. 






My calendar so far hasn't got much writing on it. I tend to use this for knowing the date and planning into the future more. For example, I am doing the Duke of Edinburgh award and I use my calendar to know what dates I have done my activities. 

xox

Sunday, 18 January 2015

How I stay organised

Before I get to the main focus of the post, I'd like to explain my decision of theming my blog around 'lifestyle, reviews and beauty'. Makinglifeacamera is about a saying (as I've explained in previous posts) that I try to live my life by. One of the points is focusing on what's important, now I understand that by claiming this blog to be somewhat beauty related, it may be implying that I think makeup is what you should be focusing on - far from it, in my case. Yes, I enjoy experimenting with different products and trying out new looks but I believe that everyone is beautiful without makeup. What I'm trying to say is that the beauty aspect of my blog will be mainly reviews, not me telling you that it is important to wear. 

I like to think of myself as quite organised but that's not always the case. Around my room, I have many notepads and planners that help me stay on top of things, however, sometimes I'm unsure of how to use them efficiently. This year, I've devised a way to do so...





This is only Monday-Wednesday on my planner but I do have all the days of the week on it. I definitely use this the most - every Sunday evening I sit down at my desk and plan the next week out. At the end of each day, I tick off what I've done and if I haven't completed something, I move it over to the next day. Something like this is so useful for staying organised because you have everything written on it. You can buy things like this anywhere but mine's from Paperchase and I really like the design of it. I use this all the time and at the end of the day, it feels good to tick everything off as you feel like you have accomplished something that day. In case you are wondering the asterisks is on Wednesday, I use this symbol to remind me to post blogs entries. In one of the following pictures, you can see where I keep this planner on my desk.




I'm sorry about the picture quality of this, it was dark when I took the photo so I had to bring the exposure up. Anyway, this is my notepad - again it is from Paperchase. I use this to write down to-do's that I just think of on the spot and haven't written on my main planner. Also, I find this is good to write down in brief what you would like to do over a couple of days - something you would like to accomplish, for instance: do some baking or write a blog post. I try to colour code this:


Red: Places I need to go/something active

Blue: Mainly work or a task
Green: Something fun that I would like to do
Purple: Blog related 



I love sharpies; I find them really useful to colour code, brighten up notes and they are permanent which is great! What also draws me towards sharpies is they look good and sleek. 




I can't cope if my room is really messy, I much prefer to have everything in its place. Keeping your work space organised really helps you stay on top of things.  I just have a clear plan so I know what I need to do or where I'm going that day. 






My calendar so far hasn't got much writing on it. I tend to use this for knowing the date and planning into the future more. For example, I am doing the Duke of Edinburgh award and I use my calendar to know what dates I have done my activities. 

xox

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