Gone are the days of sitting around enjoying a good book and a coffee whilst casually blogging on and off and pretending that this was going to be my full time job. Of course like every other person that begins a blog in this day and age, I one hundred percent expect to make some money from writing but at this stage, I don’t want it to be my full time job. And that’s okay. I thought it would be a good idea to share my ways to stay organised whilst taking on life.
I have two million things going on at the moment. In between jumping around like an over excited child and curling up in a ball on the floor crying hysterically whilst hyperventilating. Something has got to give. Seriously. Just to give you an inkling into my head right now.
- Trying to help people run a small business and making it a success.
- Starting up my own business (which I am loving by the way) even if it is super difficult.
- Waiting for a house offer to be expected.
- Spending all hours trying to get new clients with no funds/budget whatsoever (an interesting experience).
- Two small children that bore easily on half-term in the middle of all the above.
- Husbands illness making him constantly poorly and taking its toll.
- Dog shows to schedule in, training, and other errands.
- Fitness goals and plans relating to healthier living, food shopping and fussy children.
- You see where I’m heading. Breakdown territory. Thank god for Propanylol and an amazing GP is all I can say!
So there I have laid out the situation and these are the three ways to stay organised and how I’ve decided to start to tackle all of the above.
INVEST IN A DIARY
I bought an amazing Busy B Stationary diary ahead of 2017. It’s one of those full day to a page ones that means I can squeeze in all my plans, clients and other meetings with plenty of room to wiggle things around. I would HIGHLY recommend using it immediately as things can get on top pretty quickly if you aren’t keeping track of your plans and events.
I use my diary on a daily basis now for meetings, dog shows, friend meet ups, kids events and booking in my furry friend clients for their grooms too.
I have found that working a week ahead gives me enough time to get organised. It also means that if something changes and something else crops up I don’t have to panic as much as I can see what can be moved around. Working ahead has also helped me in terms of prioritising, this brings me nicely on to the next point.
It’s something I say a lot and swear by most of the time. Prioritising your time is so so important to remaining balanced and avoiding the burn out, crying on the floor situation as mentioned earlier. That’s probably one of the reasons why I have stopped worrying about posting as much content on my blog. Although of course it’s still something I adore and will continue to upload too. I’ve been busy creating new content for businesses, plus my social media channels have taken a good turn so there is plenty of content being uploaded there on both my accounts and my boutique/pug’s accounts too.
I’m prioritising finding our home, then finding new clients and everything else comes after this at present. It’s just the way it needs to be right now for me not too lose it all completely.
There have been tears, LOTS of tears these past couple of weeks but fingers crossed we are almost there and it’ll all fall into place shortly.
What are your key ways to stay organised?