How I keep Organised During December

HAPPY BLOGMAS DAY 2!

I upload a new post every day (6pm) of December as a countdown to Christmas! 

December is a difficult month. With all the shopping, parties and events happening how do we have time to keep up? I’ve got a few tips and tricks to ensure your sanity is maintained throughout the month of December. I’m a fairly organised person anyway and I hate not being prepared for such a busy time of year. Yes, I’m probably a little too organised but is that such a bad thing? 

Step 1: Write to-do lists. A daily log of your activities to remind you of what you should be doing and when you need them done by. It’s as simple as that. Bullet journaling has become a hobby of mine and it really does help to remind you what you need to do and it’s also so fun to colour and be creative! This is especially important for those who work, have children, have university and other hobbies. It’s hard to maintain a balanced life let alone during December. 

Step 2: Give yourself a day of rest. With the month being such a busy time of year, remind yourself that you do need a break between work, home life, university, Christmas planning and just generally living. It can be so hard! Have a bath, glass of wine and read a book. It’ll refresh you for those extra busy days. 

Step 3: Write a list of all the people you need to buy for and ideas. I recommend personalised things from notonthehighstreet.com  you can never go wrong with a personalised gift. 

Step 4: Do your shopping online. Plan your food shopping online, choose a delivery date that is convenient for you. Sit back, relax and ignore all those busy crowds of people. Forgot to get your neighbour a Christmas present? Amazon Prime that shit. So stress-free, relaxing and you can do it from your work desk or the comfort of your own home. 

I also recommend starting your shopping early, save your money early (don’t wait until Christmas Eve to buy all your families presents, you’re asking for trouble). I normally start mine in October after payday, the more you get done earlier the better. You won’t go completely bankrupt in November and December then!

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With love, Beth x 

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5 Tips to Stay Organised in University

University is hard to juggle with your social life, job (if you have one), sleeping pattern and more. Especially if you’re a first year. By third year you will have gotten your sleeping pattern in order and almost mastered organising, hopefully. 

However, in first year it’s a totally different ball game. You’re in a new place with new founding freedom and independence, so what better way to use this independence than staying up every night until 6am and sleeping your day away? Then you’re stressed because you’ve missed lecturers, you gain weight because you aren’t eating correctly and you always feel down because it’s exhausting. Well, I have a few tips to help you get through this. 

  1. Your friends will be there in the morning. Sleep, it’s important. Even if you get to sleep by 1am and are awake by 8am. That way you’ve had 7 hours sleep which is pretty decent. As long as you get things done that morning you may even manage an afternoon nap. Napping will cure anything. 
  2. Learn how to cook at least 2 maybe 3 meals. By doing this you’re saving money because you can cook in batch for the week. You can also help your weight and bank balance. This will also help when you’re in a rush and you can just reheat it in a microwave. By doing this I just feel like I’ve got my life together. 
  3. Buy a calendar. Yes you have one on your phone but buying a hard calendar and putting it in eyesight will remind you of the things you have to do. 
  4. Keep an organised desk. With an organised desk you can manage your way through those pesky assignments with a clear mind. When there is mess around me I find that I can’t concentrate. 
  5. Drink water and lots of it. Yes I know those vodka lemonades and VKs are fantastically priced. However, water will keep you hydrated and encourage clear thoughts. You’ll feel more refreshed and awake. 

I hope these tips work out for you! 

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With love, Beth x