A beauty/lifestyle blog By Kate Emma

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

How To Organise Your Life






Let me start by saying, that by no means have I got this organisation thing down to a T. 
But I'm obsessed with it.

I love diaries, and folders and books that promise to organise my life, and I frequently get that urge to write a list and/or file stuff away neatly and prettily.
I have the best of intentions but something always manages to slip up and before I know it I've fallen off the bandwagon and back into,
'Where the ruddy hell has that very important bit of paper gone?'
 and
 'Where is my left slipper?'.


primark stationary
I have no idea what happens, but somewhere in my brain, sabotage takes place and as quick as I've become organised I become unorganised and messy again.
It's not a fun circle.

So why on earth am I writing a blog post advising you on to becoming a more organised you?
In all complete honesty, I'm hoping this may give me the kick up the bottom I need. If im telling you guys im going to do it, then there really is no getting out of it! Ok Kate!

So without further ado, here's my tips for becoming more organised and in turn leading a stress free life.
Hopefully I may take my own advice!

1 Tidy Up Your Space

Tidy space is a tidy mind. I always feel restless and super unorganised when I'm surrounded by mess which is 80% of my life. So before you can even embark on your 'turning into a organised Goddess', your going to have to do your Cinderella duties. Spring really is the best time of year to be doing this, so your already one step ahead. Crack on some good music, throw open the windows and prepare to face the mess. Tackle one room at a time, and declutter as you go.
primark clips and pins pot






2 Paperwork 

Once your house is tidy it's time to crack onto the dreaded paperwork. If your like me and casually throw all bills (unopened!) under the sofa/any good hiding place, then a large G+T will help with this task. Treat yourself to some nice new folders (Poundland, Primark, Ikea)
and start filing.
Organizing paperwork is the absolute worst, but once its done the tension that you didnt even
know you was carrying will unload. Or the gin would've gone straight to your head at least.

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3 Food 

Meal prep! This is the one thing that I do stick to. And sadly enough, I've actually started to enjoy it. Well doing the research for all my meals at least. Save With Jamie is my go to cookbook, with each chapter starting with a roast and then a section on how to use up the leftovers. Its seriously cost efficient. Dedicating  a Sunday evening to sorting your  meals out, will leave you not only feeling prepared for Monday Morning, but all the extra cash you will of saved will build up nicely, meaning that when Saturday comes around you can treat yourself to lunch out AND a little something, something. 


3 Goals 

Organising yourself isn't just about having a nice home and filed paperwork (even though it does feel oh so good'. It's about you feeling overall more in control of your life. Goals play a massive part in this for me.

As much as I would love to go with the flow, and take whatever life gives me, I know that if im not aiming for something then I can quite quickly stroll off track. Organising your goals, where you want to be in 6 months time or three or one, can really give focus to the mind. 
4 Habits 

Now our homes, lives and minds are in order (hopefully!) it's time to turn all this into a habit.
Now I'm fantastic at picking up bad habits, I smoked (given up), I bit my nails and I spent money like running water (ok I still do that) but trying to teach myself a new habit is something that I never really thought about before.
Primark stationary clips
My new habit that im hopefully going to teach myself is staying on top of all of the above. To give me the boost up the backside that I need, I'm going to be keeping progress of this on Twitter using the Kikki.K hashtag #HABITCHALLENGE.
According to Google, it takes roughly sixtysix days to pick up a new habit, so with a bit of luck I'll be spending my summer drinking cocktails and admiring my new organised home and tidy mind.
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Will you be joining the #HABITCHALLENGE?



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18 comments

  1. It's really important for me to plan the meals of the week and I always cook my leftovers too, Jamie Oliver has helped me a lot with his show and his amazing ideas on how to cook any leftovers.

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. I cant watch his shows as I always end up hungry! haha. His instagram is amazing for food inspo too! x

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  2. Stunning photo's, and I loved reading this posts, I'll defo be taking the tips on because juggling uni and blog life can get a little bit much xx

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. Thankyou Trish! Life can indeed get a little much sometimes x

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  3. This is super helpful! I've been meaning to do meal prep for a while now, but never get around to it! x

    http://luxuryblush.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. DO IT! Your feel so much better for it! x

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  4. Thanks for sharing this, tidying up always makes me feel so much better!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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    1. I love a big tidy up too. Its just a shame it doesnt stay tidy haha x

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  5. This sounds pretty amazing. I would love to know how you did in future. :) I also love to write everything down, because I don't remember anything. Can I ask, where did you buy the marble notepad?

    Michelle Morchella
    PS: I've just followed you on BL. :)

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    1. Hi Michelle! Its from Primark! £2.50 and also the rose gold pins etc are from Primark. They have some lovely stationery stuff in right now. And thank you for the follow x

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  6. Great tips, I really need to organize my work space, it's quite a mess at the moment

    Technicolor ♥ Heart

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    1. Thankyou! I really need to organise mine too, im currently surrounded by hairbrushes and paper.. gawd sake x

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  7. This is a huge kick in the butt for me to tidy up my desk! Everything is currently scattered around right now and I constantly have to clear a space for my keyboard lol. Good luck on keeping to your goals! :)

    Sam | My Beauty Cloud

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    1. Haha! Me too! Hairbrushes and notepads! Thankyou, Here's hoping it sticks! x

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  8. I had to give up with paper diaries. I just suck at keeping them organised, which is silly for an organiser lol. I live by my MacBook calendar now, its so easily changed and moved, I don't know how I would function without it now!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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    1. I got myself a really expensive filofax last year that I never use :( I fail full stop with diaries haha x

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  9. Such a wonderful post. To do lists and diaries help keep me organised but this post has definitely inspired me to up my organisation game even more.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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