17 January 2016

6 Organisation Tips For 2016 ✓ & GIVEAWAY!

Hello My Lovelies!
Hope you've all had a great weekend? I must admit I was a little upset when I woke up to no snow, especially as I'm now equipped with a pair of new cute walking boots! Tonight's post is going to follow a similar theme to my '6 Blogger Apps You Need For 2016' which was really successful. I was honestly so happy to see that post do so well, as I'm often put off by stepping outside my comfort zone. I've had a few other requests for these types of posts, so I'm going to try and stagger them throughout the year. Today's post is going to be focused on organisation tips, which I'm hoping will be useful. I'm by no means miss super organised, but there are a few tips that have helped me along the way both with my blog and at work... plus there's an exciting giveaway below! I've collaborated with The Bloggers Planner, who honestly make the most beautiful blogger planners and notebooks! If you haven't heard of them then make sure you check them out and also don't forget to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a personalised a6 to do notebook, which is the perfect handbag size! I would love to hear your thoughts on this post, so please leave your comments and links below. 


Tackle one thing at a time
I'm sure most of us remember a time where we tried to take a billion things on at once (I sure do) but a great way to get and also to feel more organised is by writing a good old 'To Do List' and prioritising one thing at a time, it will definitely cut out some chaos! 

Do the hardest things first 
This is something I've learnt from work! Where possible tackle your toughest task first, as this will give you a far more positive outlook on the rest of the day, opposed to making the day seem like an uphill struggle. Sometimes the hardest thing to overcome is the battle you have with your mind, as it's very easy to feel overwhelmed by a list of hard tasks!

Utilize Creative Time 
Naturally, there will be times where you feel uber creative and could easily get three blog posts written up (as an example) 100% utilise this time, as you will be thankful when you're having a bit of a lull. The same for work and at home... sometimes 15 minutes can be more productive than an hour!

Take Note
I honestly don't think anything will ever beat a good old to do list! Not everyone gets along with planners, but a simple notepad, or desk organiser can easily do the trick when it comes to feeling more organised. The satisfaction of ticking something off your list is always rewarding!

Take a break
Taking a break is important for SO many reasons. Whether it's a break from blogging or even just getting up from your desk at work and taking a few minutes out. I always say it's okay not to be okay and the most important thing is to know yourself well enough to understand when you need to take time out. I always try to schedule a "catch up day" where i organise all the things that have been on my mind throughout the week (usually e-mails) but I try to combine it with something fun like a mini pamper routine whilst I'm doing it :)

Stay Hydrated - Take Care Of Yourself
I sometimes trick myself into thinking that four black coffees will save by day, but the reality is that it actually doesn't at all. Keeping hydrated is the best way to keep on your A game and there are so many amazing infusions you can try to make your water a lot more appealing! This is where Pinterest comes in handy :)

I'm super excited to be able to offer one of my amazing readers the chance to win a super cute To Do List Notebook by The Bloggers Planner (See exact notebook here) You will be able to customise the front page and it will definitely help you to up your Organisation game in 2016 - Good Luck! 
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- To qualify you MUST follow @blog_planner & TheJewelBeauty Via Bloglovin
- Please follow Rafflecopter instructions
- The giveaway winner will be announced on the 14th February 2016

I hope you have enjoyed this post my loves! Have a fantastic week and good luck to all who enter the competition!

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15 comments

  1. I have to say I'd agree with you on making a to do list, that's probably my biggest tip to getting things done and staying organised because I actually feel like I've accomplished things when I see how much I've crossed off my list!
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

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  2. Your photos are so beautiful by the way! Loved all your tips, especially 'doing the hardest thing first' as it's so easy to just put it off! Thanks for the tips :)

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  3. These tips are great! Especially the one about staying hydratied... that's something I always forget to do. Even today I've most drank caffeine and I'm now sat with a horrible headache. Can't wait to see more of these types of posts!

    Lauren | laurenthedaydreamer.co.uk

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  4. Wonderful tips! And I love the giveaway! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  5. I'd always recommend thinking seriously about the content of the blog and stencil out he layout on paper to see whether you could change things xx

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  6. I loved this post! It was so helpful xx

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  7. Im the same with to-do lists, i couldn't live without them!
    Natalie xx
    youralmostalice.co.uk

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  8. You're right when you say that taking a break is so important! That is something that I'm quickly learning myself. I think that both staying tidy and making lists help to boost productivity for myself as well!

    Hazzie | Clear Cut Fashion

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  9. I absolutely love making to-do lists, I also agree that you should always start with the hardest thing first! If you complete the hardest task first it gets a huge weight off your shoulder and you become more relaxed to complete the rest of your to-do list.

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  10. I love your photo!! Looks so stunning. These are some really great tip. Ones that I find very useful. I like making lists to help keep me focused, as well as organised x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I love this post! I really should start doing the hardest task first, never seem to do this

    Lizzie | Beaute.com

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  12. Only to have a planner and always to keep alarm :)

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  13. Make lists!! I have them for everything :)

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  14. Use a planner, set yourself goals and realistic time frames to do things in.

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