Posts Tagged ‘get organised’

Choose 5 things to do a day – you won’t regret it

I was listening to a podcast recently and the topic of envy came up. The presenter spoke about receiving a message from a subscriber who was envious of someone who lived in her neighbourhood and seemed to have it all: great social life, gorgeous home, loving spouse and she also

Forget new year’s resolutions – draw your life instead

Every year, half the planet probably draws up a list of must-dos. You can guess them already, can’t you? The infamous bucket-list of things to do that will revolutionalise a part of or all of our existence. Nah! Come the end of January, when all the guilt of slipping up

What does a bullet and a journal have in common – and why you should care!

When technology fails, the traditional, fail-safe methods are what we gravitate towards. You may ignore a reminder, forget to add an important meeting to your Google Calandar, or your battery might run out on your smartphone when you desperately need to confirm a date. But a notebook or a bullet

Pencil… check! Filofax Notebook… check! How a pencil and paper will change your life

Technology may have the world fooled, but not us! One of the most important tools in life already exists in your home: a pencil. That’s according to author Stephen Covey in his book, ‘Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success’, and he should know. If the name doesn’t ring

One missing ingredient in your recipe for organised success

Can working in half an hour bursts increase your productivity? Yes – Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of work you have to do?  Do you feel like your to-do list is a never-ending mountain of unachievable tasks that just keeps piling up? There is a solution – keep

How to use your weekends effectively so you stop being scatty during the week

Sunday may soon be over but today’s feature will help you next week (and the weeks to come). You’ll learn how to get your Organisation Queen crown on and make your week run like a Stepford wife, but with personality! Most of us use the weekend to spend time with

Looking for a diary that works with an app? You’ll love this one!

There’s an app for just about everything today – whether you own an iPhone, Android or Windows phone, there is something to distract you at some point in the day. Serious working mums will know that using a diary system of some sort is very beneficial, but life happens, and

5 habits of highly organised people…and how you can become one, too

We all know someone who seems to be on top of everything in their lives – the children are ferried to and fro without any issue, they get to work early (never mind on time), they always look immaculate and they never seem to break out in a sweat. If

Get your ship in order: How to lessen the load as a working mum

Forget all notions about being Superwoman. By now, you’ll know that it was fictitious and she didn’t have children anyway! Being a working mum takes some effort. All the juggling of childcare, shopping, work commitments, social activities for the children, and then just taking a breath for yourself can be

How to get organised and stop losing things

You know how this story goes…you’re in a rush to get the children and yourself out of the door, then you realise you can’t find your keys, or your mobile phone, or your purse. You spin around for a while like a dog chasing its tail, while everyone asks you

Time to get organised: how to make button fridge magnets

Eeek! It’s that time again…the children are back at school and military operation and organisation that’s required of you has just kicked off. There’s nothing like a fridge full of reminders to keep everything rocking like clockwork. Here’s a video on how to make button fridge magnets – you can

Thinking Outside the Box: Spectacular solutions for your downsizing dilemma

It’s time to start downsizing. You’ve had this home for a while now, and it suited you well when you had children. But, now, it’s just too much. What do you do? Well, downsizing is a process. You’ll need a step-by-step plan and ideas for furniture. In a sense, you’re

Organise your life in four easy steps

Sometimes you are so overwhelmed  endless work or studies, family and friends. You find that you don’t have the time to do anything. Speaking to other mums somehow normalises this – but it shouldn’t be accepted. So how exactly, do you organise your life and create more hours in a

Five things you can do with Post-it Notes…tried and tested!

Never one to be intimidated by challenges, I could think of nothing more exciting two weeks ago when 3M, the makers of the famous Post-it Note asked if I would like to take part in a blogger challenge. Within two days, I was in the receipt of two big blocks

Five mistakes even smart working mums make and how to a avoid them

Every mum tries their best, but sometimes circumstances can seem to take over our lives and then caps sets in. Here are five red flags to watch out for, and tips to change their impact on your life: