Get organised.

Juggling lots of different elements of my life tests me to me absolute limit. The feeling of achievement and productivity cannot be beaten but getting to that point can be a bit of a bumpy ride. I like to feel in control. To get to a place where I’m ahead and ready to proactively move on to the next job is always my ultimate goal. There’s nothing worse than that feeling of spiralling further down into the depths of disorganisation or on a good day where you feel like you’re just about treading water.

But there’s always a balance for me. I love having control but being super organised doesn’t come naturally and in all honestly I find it a tad boring. There’s a part of me that likes things a little bit random and I enjoy the ride of flying by the seat of my pants. Getting that perfect balance is the hard part.

Putting more on my plate lately has forced me into orderly habits and I have to admit I quite like it. Here are three of the ways I keep productive.

Organisation tips


As boring as it sounds, one of my biggest hurdles when keeping top of things is putting the washing away. I can do the washing, I can hang it up but putting it away is my nemesis. It trips me up every week. The pile would get higher and higher which would then lead to other things not being done (I always find this, once I start losing control in one area I quickly lose control elsewhere too).

The other week I sat and identified the things that make me feel out of control and focussed on making sure that even if I don’t do anything else, I do those things. And it worked. It’s still a conscious behaviour but it seems to be working.

Here’s to a productive week!

L x




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6 comments on “Get organised.

  1. Charlotte
    June 18, 2014 at 6:07 am

    I know exactly what you mean – work and other things mean I’m sinking at the moments.

    Always feel if my eating (long term dieter) and filing is under control I can take on the world!

    Meal plans work for me and only one delivered food shop a week.


    • Mypollyanna
      June 23, 2014 at 7:29 am

      Thanks Charlotte. Know what you mean – food shopping is another of my stumbling blocks!

  2. Karen
    June 17, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Great post, I am always looking for effective time management tips, I can be useless some times and need to be committed to stay on top, these are a bit different to the usual tips and advice you can get out there, so refreshing, thanks Laura! X

    • Mypollyanna
      June 17, 2014 at 4:11 pm

      Thanks Karen. Sometimes the simpler ones are the better ones aren’t they? I find otherwise I’m concentrating on how to be organised rather than getting on an being organised! xx

  3. Imogen
    June 16, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Wise words Laura. I am going to follow your advice. Would you believe some items on my “to do” list have been on it for over 6 months! I think we all set goals that are sometimes unachievable and we should be kinder to ourselves. Your advice has come at just the right time: the beginning of a new week is the perfect moment to try and set up new and better habits. Imogen x

    • Mypollyanna
      June 16, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      Absolutely Imogen! I always like to start to the week on a high. I try and get all my jobs done on a Sunday so that I can start the week afresh. Doesn’t always go to plan but makes a huge difference when I do. Good luck xx

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