When I recently talked about going from an organised mess to an organised goddess, it suddenly dawned on me that getting organised was the easy part but staying organised? That’s a whole different ball game!
I don’t know about you but I always feel like an absolute boss when I get on top of everything. Organised workspaces, cleared out drawers, clean make-up brushes and a to-do list with very little left on it. I could seriously go up against any and all evils and not even break a nail at this point. But then, as it always goes, I slip, I slide, the to-do list gets longer, the drawers struggle to close and workspace? What workspace? I can’t find it for clutter and washing. And so I feel bad. A fallen goddess with chipped nails and all.
So here’s a couple of ways I try to stay on-top of everything and hand on to my Goddess-ness for a little while longer.
Put it away
Anyone else remember their mum telling them this one? Once you’re done using something - put it away. I am the worst for leaving a face cream out on the side instead of taking that split second to put it back in the drawer. Or making a brew and leaving the box of tea-bags out on the side? I tell myself, ‘oh I’ll pop it away when I bring my mug back to the sink’ yet the mug is long washed and the tea bags are still sitting there. Just put it away as soon as you’re done with it. Put your brush back in the pot, the lid back on your eye cream, the tea towel back on the rack.
The 15 minute pick up
First thing in the morning and last thing at night, I do the quickest of pick-ups. Dishes, clothes, odds and sods laying around, I quickly pick them up and put them away. It can be done in less than 15 minutes and I swear, I sleep better at night! Even if you don’t manage to get things away, just put them in the room where they live and put them away next time around.
Tiny to-do lists
I’ve been playing around with bullet journalling lately and I’ve found giving myself a smaller space for to-do lists means I only have the space for the most pressing or important tasks. I can get no more than 5 things on my daily to-do list now so it stops me fussing over the little things and only getting on with the bigger things that need doing. I’m more likely to tackle a to-do list of 5 things than one of 50+!
How do you keep on top of everything? Any tips to share?
Until next time,