05 April 2019

5 Ways to be a More Put-Together Person | Lippy In The City

I'm a naturally organised person and I usually have lists coming out of my ears! Granted I can cope with being messy, but I can't cope with being dis-organised, its just not me. 

Today I though I'd share 5 tips that help keep me put-together on a daily basis, and on top of my life as a whole...

The first thing I do on a Monday morning when I get into work is plan out my week. I have a daily diary for meetings and appointments, then a notebook where I write everything out that I have to do that week. I like to take a double page spread in my notebook and divide it into four sections; to-do's, social, web amends, and images needed. This can change weekly but it's a typical example (I work in Marketing so bear in mind these will need to be relevant to your individual needs). Seeing everything that I have to do for the week in one go really helps me visualise what needs to get done and releases the pressure of having to get everything done on a specific day.

I can't recommend this step enough. Having 5,868 unread emails in your inbox can definitely cause unnecessary stress, and let's face it, if we can minimise any needless stresses throughout the day I'm all for it. Whilst I'm at work I continually have my email account up and visible, I try to answer as many emails as possible as soon as they come in. I then like to make a note in my diary of any follow ups, or actions I need to take. Likewise with my personal email, I check this around three times a day and I make notes in my phone of any meetings or actions. I also like to delete junk emails as soon as I receive them too. I don't need them clogging up my phone memory, or head space for that matter.

I try and have a 'Life Admin' evening / morning once a week. For me this includes paying any bills that have come in, organising my weekly finances, popping a face mask on, cleaning out my make up bag, cleaning my makeup brushes, painting my nails etc. It's all the little life admin bits that help me feel like I have my 'shizz' together and life on track. This will obviously vary from person to person as everyone's needs differ, find out what makes you feel like you have all your ducks in a row and make time for it one evening or morning a week. You'll thank me later :)

Planning my weekly work outfits really makes me feel more put-together, and it definitely cuts down on the amount of thinking I have to do when I'm still half asleep on a morning. For me, the less decisions I have to make before 7am the better. I plan my outfits on a Sunday night as I do the majority of my laundry over the weekend when I'm off work, that way I have my clothes fresh, clean and ready to go for the week ahead. I like to dress relatively smart for work and typically wear a mixture of Capri trousers with blouses alternated with a few work appropriate dresses. Do you like to plan your weekly outfits too?

I mentioned that I love lists, and I really do, I love them a lot! I keep lists on my phone, diary, notepad that I carry around in my handbag, literally everywhere! Lists are what honestly keep me (somewhat) sane and on track, personally I couldn't function without them. I'm a great believe that once something is out of your head and on paper, it stops going around in your mind and you can focus on the more important things that require immediate attention. Some of my favourite lists include, daily to-do's, weekly to-do's, my cleaning schedule and my uni schedule. I also like to list important dates that I have coming up and things I'd like to achieve within the next month and year. These kind of lists show me what goals I'm working towards and help me stay focused.

I hope you find these tips helpful, I'd love to know what helps you stay organised and feeling like a bawse... xoxo

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