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

xxx

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I’ve made the move! You can now find me at www.roshnimistry.com…

This is not a make up related post…shock horror :p! On Sunday I made the move to register my own domain, which is now complete and I am very happy with it!

As I have only just changed over, please bear with me as there might be things that have gone awry but I will be keeping my watchful eye on it to make sure it doesn’t affect posting…you will still get 3 posts a week minimum.

It wasn’t the easiest process and I have a few tips to give you if any of you are looking at migrating your wordpress.com blog to a self hosted custom domain.

All in all it took about 1 and a half days of me looking into it and checking before it was completely wrapped up, I think this tends to vary depending on who you buy your domain and hosting from. Speaking to other bloggers who have already made the move to self hosted was useful too, even if they did it in a different way!

The tips I have for you…

  • Research – reading up on forums and how to’s will help you massively and give you an idea of any problems you might encounter, and how to fix them.
  • Make a list of the whole migration process – Now, as far as I see it you have two options. First one is to buy a self hosted domain and map it to your wordpress.com site. This will keep your likes, comments and followers as normal. Second one is to export and import your blog into a self hosting platform that has WordPress integration…BUT the likes on your posts won’t be transferred (I didn’t know this until after I had imported it, but luckily you can map it afterwards).
  • If you want Google Analytics and want to keep your likes on your posts, you have to have a business WordPress upgrade for analytics.
  • Keep a record of all order references for your domain and hosting, many sites offer a 30 day refund so that if anything happens you know you can go back to normal if needed.
  • Keep the support details of your hosting company handy in case you need to raise a ticket or email them, they are the experts and can help you!
  • REMEMBER that your WordPress blog still exists unless you delete it 🙂

I am really glad that I am now at www.roshnimistry.com, it’s really exciting and I can’t wait to focus on giving you reviews, how to’s and posts that are perfect to read with a cup of tea!

(Trust me, articles about hosting and domains just don’t go with a cuppa and a Malted Milk!)

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