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If you’re anything like me, then you need some sort of structure to your life in order to stop the pesky procrastination fairies (they’re a thing, honest) from ruining your day. Here’s my sort-of-guide to becoming more organised!


Not a ‘dear diary…’ one, but a diary/planner/notebook that helps you keep your life organised – whatever works for you. Track your appointments, contacts, reminders and to-do lists and make sure you use it every single day. It’s changed my life since using one! If you didn’t know already, I use a bullet journal. I track useful things like my monthly cycle, daily tasks, weight and pet information. I’ve got so many posts about it, so head over to the ‘bullet journaling’ category and have a scroll. I’ll even include a link to my category page: here you go!


You’re more likely to get a task done if you have some sort of accountability. Tell people what you plan to do and you’ll do it or risk getting embarrassed when you don’t. It’s simple psychology! Set yourself goals and you’ll try and get them done, which is the whole point of a to-do list.

       3. SCHEDULE

I cannot stress enough how important a schedule is. Whether you’re a blogger/youtuber like me, work from home, have kids, or have lots of projects, a schedule is key. I have a weekly schedule in my bullet journal for tasks to keep me organised and I also plan my youtube and blog schedule months in advance. It stops the feeling of panic about doing things last-minute!


Even if it’s just your outgoings versus income, knowing where you’re spending your money will help you know where you can cut down on spending, how much you can put in savings each month and how much you can afford to spend. It’s really handy if you’re a bit skint or just like to be frugal!

      5. KEEP TIDY

A tidy room and organised house do wonders for productivity. I’m not sure how, but it works! Keep on top of housework (maybe even create a schedule) and organise your possessions. A tidy house is a tidy mind. Make sure you have a filing system for important documents like your passport and possibly a noticeboard or ‘hub’ for things like unpaid bills or appointments so you don’t waste time trying to find the things you really need or miss events.


If you’re trying to get a project done, limit your distractions. Have a separate space away from other people, don’t do multiple things at once and don’t open up Facebook! There’s extensions you can add to your browser that means you can’t access distracting sites for a certain amount of time so if this is something you’re guilty of, think about getting something like that.


  1. Haha I too need structure for my life or I’m a MESS. Nice post 🙂 I hope you don’t mind but I Friday’s I do a Flashback Friday on my site to showcase other bloggers work by reblogging it and linking it back (of course) to your original post. I hope it is okay that you are today’s Flashback Friday but I thought that your tips for staying organized (especially around the holidays) was really great!

  2. Reblogged this on grimmgirldotcom and commented:
    Hey Grimms,

    It’s Flashback Friday time and today we will travel with Holly from HappyHollife to November 10, 2016 in order to get organized! That’s right last month Holly posted an excellent article with suggestions on how to keep organized and I think it merits a revisit.

    I mean with the Holidays right around the corner and for many of you finals happening staying organized is probably pretty hard to do. On top of that it is almost New Years and here in the USA we have a tradition of setting goals for the incoming year.

    Maybe you’re thinking of becoming a bit more organized for 2017? No time like the present to start practicing. I can personally say that from Holly’s tip list I could totally be working on tracking my finances, keeping tidy, and minimizing distractions more! On the plus side I live for my planner and can honestly say I 100% agree it keeps me in check!

    What about you? Any tips that you think you could try?

    Also if you enjoyed this article be sure to check Holly’s site out. She has a lot of other really cool posts. Lots of lifestyle/beauty things to be seen and she does some journalling.

    Have a great weekend everyone and good luck staying organized over this hectic holiday season <3