How to Feel Organised…

It can be quite hard at this time of year to feel on top of things. I have to be organised all the time – similar to lots of other people. I find that there are a few key tips that I can share which will not only MAKE you more organised, but also make you FEEL more organised even if your situation hasn’t changed that much.

Christmas itself can be pretty stressful – how many presents have you bought, how much do you spend, will they get here before christmas, what do I wear to the Christmas do, how do I not put on 20 stone…the list goes on. On top of that you have work, a social life, family and other things that threaten to throw your balance off.

When I feel a bit *RSGRESGF* I like to take a few minutes and regroup like I’m in the middle of some kind of match – change your tack and see where it takes you.

how to get organised

 

  • WRITE LISTS

Each morning at work, I write myself a to do list of the things I can realistically do within that day. Then I keep a second ongoing list of all the other stuff floating around in my head. To me, this gives me peace of mind that I won’t forget anything and that I’m always going to remember those difficult things that take longer to do, but are worth it in the long run.

  • LEARN TO LET GO

This may sound like a bit of a contradiction – but you can’t do everything. Think about it, if you keep adding things for you to do, you won’t be able to do the things you DO get time for properly and to the right standard. Accepting that you can’t do everything is very liberating – you stop putting pressure on yourself and learn to enjoy the things you are doing right.

  • RE-PRIORITISE REGULARLY

Things change, people. Your plan of where you wanted to be 2 years ago might not look the same now and those things you thought were really important to do before hand might now be completely insignificant. Re prioritising allows you to make room and focus on the most time efficient way to approach your life! What can you get the biggest benefit from with the smallest investment of your time? If it’s something as simple as blogging, how can you get the best content in the smallest amount of prep? An example is, I get myself ready to film a Youtube video by doing my make up (there’s one video) and then I film the chatty part of the video after (there’s another!).

  • TALK TO PEOPLE 

Don’t hole yourself up and worry about all the shit you have to do by yourself. Share them with the people closest to you, if they are good enough friends or family they will listen to you and calmly help you by offering suggestions of how you can do things a different way. You never know, they might surprise you or even actually help you out with the things on your list!

So there you have it, I am by no means an expert in organisation but I feel like I can at least give myself a slap round the face to keep my life as organised as possible (within realistic parameters of course :)).

I hope you’ve found this interesting to read!

What are your favourite tips for staying organised?

Thanks guys,

Roshni

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Week 1 – The Body Shop Advent Calendar!

Hello you lovely people!

We are getting truly into the Christmas spirit – with THREE advent calendars (two chocolate, one beauty) to open on the regs I can say that I am a very happy girl 🙂 (doors of joy people, doors of joy).

I can now introduce you to the little treats that I’ve received in the first week of my advent calendar! I gave you a little first peek post which you can read here. Now we have 5 days of products that I can show you!

So far I can say that I’m pleased with the treats I’ve had from the first few days of the calendar – it’s been really fun thinking about what could be inside the different sized boxes and I’ve loved opening them.

number 2

number 3

number 4

number 5

number 6

So we have had:

  • A little pot of Vitamin E Moisture Cream
  • Shea Body Butter
  • Black Kohl Eye Definer
  • Fuji Green Tea Body Wash
  • Pale Green Loofah!

My favourite items out of this week’s advent calendar has to be the Fuji Green Tea body wash because it smells WAY better than you would expect it to. It smells SO FRESH AND SO CLEAN CLEAN but in a really sophisticated, understated way like a subtle perfume. I can’t wait to use this – it looks very clarifying!

I can’t wait to show you what I get next week! 

Also, I have had a big issue getting over what happens each day. basically, I thought that someone at the Body Shop would have had to the job to check the format of the boxes so that they didn’t all fall into a big mess.

Welllll lookee here!

hahahahah

CARNAGE ABSOLUTE CARNAGE

Hahahaha, that’s all for today!

Thanks for reading,

Roshni xxx

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What’s the big fuss about Allure magazine?!

A couple of weekends ago, I went to London on a lovely weekend to see my best friend from uni. When I’m travelling, one of my most favourite things to do is to curl up on an (empty either side) train seat with music, snacks and a good magazine. I was in W H Smith and decided to try a magazine I’d heard a lot of bloggers talking about – Allure!

I assumed this magazine might be around £3, so took it to the till happily perusing some chocolate at the same time (maltesers). I was shocked that it cost £4.80!!!! For a MAG A ZEEN. Wth.

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Anyway I decided to give it a chance, paid, ran to my train, sat in the wrong carriage, ran again and settled down with my music, Maltesers and Allure. I noticed that it didn’t have many adverts in it which was a really good start – one of the most annoying things when reading Elle or Vogue is just HOW much of it is filled with stupid adverts.

When I started reading further, I had the price of the magazine ringing in my ears. It was not worth it! I could have easily got the same amount of cultural words from a £2 Glamour. I didn’t find the articles particularly engaging or revolutionary, it was just a bit…blah.

A real shame, because I thought this would be one of those magazines where I also start raving about it and pining for a subscription.

For me, the best magazines for train travel are – Glamour, Look, Cosmo and Grazia!

Have any of you guys read Allure? Do you feel the same as me or do you love it?!

Thanks for reading everyone 🙂

Roshni xxx

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The Body Shop – Christmas Advent Calendar 2015!

Hi Everyone!

I hope you’re all having a good week – mine is going slow but fast at the same time..a very odd feeling. The time has come to reveal the little advent treats that I’ve been unboxing from my Body Shop Advent Calendar! This advent calendar is one I’ve wanted to try since last year – last year I had the Ciaté one and thoroughly enjoyed expanding my nail polish collection!

This year the calendar I’ve gone for is slightly more expensive but I know the value of the products is way over the price paid- AND I went to buy it on a day where the Body Shop were offering 30% off for loyalty card holders (which luckily, I am one of) :D. After you take off the 30% it actually makes this advent calendar a similar price to the Ciaté one I had last year.

So, here is the advent calendar – yes it’s made from cardboard, but they’ve made it into a beautiful christmassy green double door box with little advent boxes inside.

the body shop

I love the design of this because it’s traditionally Christmas, but it has a great well thought out layout on the inside 🙂

Now, I have already (by this point) opened THREE of the little teeny green boxes, but what I want to know is how you want me to blog about them!

I plan to do posts showing you around 2 at a time so I can actually explain my thoughts on the products that I get. Would you like that way of showing you the products? I’d love to know your thoughts – I could do a mega haul each week if you’d prefer!

Let me know in the comments below 🙂 or on Instagram @snosh90, OR on my Facebook page  (so many methods of communication for you to choose from!)

For now, I will show you the product I got in NUMBER ONE  of my advent calendar.

It wasn’t a show stopper but a nice product all round – it’s probably one that I’ll give to someone as a little present simply because the scent isn’t to my taste.

day 1

This is a Frosted Cranberry Shimmer Lotion which kinda sounds like the kind of thing I’d have wanted around 10 years ago! A shimmer lotion seems like a bit of a backwards step in beauty – back to the 90’s.

If this was in the advent calendar in a different scent I’d probably have been all over it. Now having been away at the weekend on a night out, the smell of this actually made me gag a little bit. The reason for that is I got the overwhelming smell of ALCOHOL. I’m not even sure where that came from as I didn’t even drink anything with cranbizzle in it :’)…weird.

Saying that, this hasn’t put me off the products in the advent calendar – I know that there’ll be loads of stuff that I like in here as I get through the little boxes! They have little quips on them too and questions to get you excited for opening them.

I’m excited to open more of these as we go through December – a beauty advent calendar is a great way of getting you excited for Christmas!!

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this, I’ve definitely enjoyed writing it…

Let me know if you have a preference of how I post these little advent treats!

**Ugh a song by Beiber just came on that isn’t Sorry and I’m like SHUTUP**

Thanks for reading guys!

Roshni xxx

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