Getting Back Into Routine
Now Christmas is finally out of the way, it’s time to get organised once again. I pride myself on being super organised yet lately, it couldn’t be further from the truth! For me, routine is more about balance than of a strict schedule. I have so much going on most of the time that I need to have a schedule. Most of all, I try not to make it too rigid because let’s face it, spontaneous things happen! As one of my New Year’s resolutions, I made it official that I need to be more organised and here are some of my top tips!
1. Wake up earlier
Even just 10 minutes a day earlier could be useful! I’ve always been someone who wakes up early anyway (anything after 8 is a lie-in to me) but I never used to use the time to do anything productive. Now I’m going to use it to workout in or make a to-do list! It’s great to squeeze in a workout first thing because you then don’t have to go into your day thinking that you have to exercise later!
2. Write everything down
With me going back to uni next week, it’s s important for me to write things down for that or else I’ll forget a deadline! However, when it’s something not involving uni, I tend to put tasks to the back of my mind because I’ve forgotten about them. Now when I’m out and about, I’ll jot it down as a note in my phone and add it to my planner when I get home. I try to have a to-do list for every day but don’t put specific times to each task.
3. Tidy room, tidy mind
Right now as I type this, my room is a tip. I have Christmas/birthday presents all over the floor, magazines in a pile at one end of my room, a bag of soft toys currently to put on eBay and clothes galore. When my room is a mess, it makes me stress (rhyming genius or what!) and stress is verrrrry bad for me. Putting things back straight away is a good start.
4. Be ready for the next day
Getting your stuff ready for the following day before bed is actually one of my favourite things to do! I love packing my bag for uni and outfit planning. It means your mornings can be so much more productive if all of your stuff is ready! Instead of a 10-minute workout, you might be able to get in a 20-minute workout!