12 November 2014

How To Get Things Done

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I am the queen of procrastinating and putting off things til the last minute, it's really bad. Ever since I started blogging, I have had to improve my organisational skills so much just to keep up with everything and actually producing content for my blog. I have noticed a massive improvement in my organisation skills and for this post I have put together some of the things I have been doing to actually get things done and keep organised.

1. Lists:
I found that making lists for absolute everything especially essential things I need to get done super helpful. It's much more efficient to have your tasks down on paper and where you can actually see them. I came across a really good post by Amber from Ember & March on why you should make lists. Also it's absolutely satisfying to tick off each tasks when you have completed them. 

2. Prioritise:
Having lists make it easy to prioritise and being extra like I am I like to order my tasks in order of importance and when I have to get it done by. This way you can start of with the most important tasks and work your way down, I find this to really efficient and this way you won't ever fall behind (hopefully).

3. Distraction:
I am the sort of person that is easily distracted, by almost everything and anything, I once cleaned and reorganised the whole kitchen cabinets instead of starting on an essay. I literally have to lock myself in a room and with no distractions (even my phone which is my number one distraction) to get things done or work at a library or coffee shop. Oddly enough I work better when I am around other people (strangers not friends), maybe I feel pressure to actually work in these situations. 

4. Single Tasking:
I am always trying to do a hundred things at once which doesn't always go so well because I tend to quite overwhelmed by it all and I end doing less or nothing at all. Over the last couple of months I have adopted the single tasking method, where I attempt to do one task at a time, which has been working so much better for me.

5. Recognising when you are most efficient:
I am pretty useless came late afternoon anything after 4pm I can't be bothered to do anything that requires too much effort. I don't know why but I have become such a morning person, in the past I wouldn't really work during the mornings and just complete minor tasks and leave the more important stuff til the evenings. Which wasn't the best approach to tackle my to do list because since I have started doing more of the important stuff in the mornings, I have found that I am getting more done.  Find out when you work best and set a time to complete your tasks during that time.

Do you have any tips for keeping organised and getting work done ?

Zeynab x
                                           

9 comments :

  1. Lists are a must! I find that if I have a nice clean, tidy workspace I feel way more productive!



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  2. Seriously tho, this is my main issue. Thanks for posting this. Organization is one of the keys to success. blog.itslaunch.com :0)

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  3. These are such good tips! The last one has helped me a lot, but I'm usually the most efficient when I should be sleeping haha xx

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  4. lol, I am glad you found this post helpful.
    xx

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  5. absolutely, I wish I could be super organised all the time, I would probably get some much done.
    x

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  6. I know multitasking isn't always the best and most efficient way to get loads of things done quickly.
    xx

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  7. I am like that as well, I always have to clean and tidy up where I am working before I can start. I am sure there is saying for it but I can't think of it at the moment but I am sure you know what I am talking about.xx

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  8. such a great post! i'm a huge fan of lists, my life is run by them

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  9. Lists rule my life, I am absolutely obsessed with them such a great way to keep organised.
    x

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