One of my New Year’s resolutions has been to try and be a little bit more organised and keep my life as scheduled as possible, and buying pretty new stationery always seems to help me get motivated 🙂 There’s something very exciting about opening a new notebook, or having a new diary to add all of your upcoming holidays and special events, that you are looking forward to!
For me working freelance means focusing on multiple things at once so having several different notebooks helps me make this easier, or at least that’s what I tell myself. I literally write down every single thing I need to do at the beginning of the day, which also helps me be more productive. Being a list writer means I have an excuse to get pretty new stationary to write all my to-do lists and blog post ideas in 🙂
To be honest I’m not very good at multi-tasking, and I actually prefer single-tasking, which is where you concentrate on one task at a time, working on it until it’s complete, rather than jumping from one to another and getting nothing done (in my case) I find this to be by far the most effective way of working for me, I know they say that women are supposed to be able to multi-task but I personally can’t 🙂 I write drafts of all my posts for the week, then schedule them to post, rather than having to write one each day. I also try to take my blog photos at the same time too, so I have them ready to be used, when I need them. Single-tasking really helps me concentrate on one thing at a time, then frees up my mind to focus on the next!
I also like setting targets/goals for myself and then ticking them off, there’s nothing more satisfying then that right!? I set goals for various things, they could be set weekly or monthly, even for the year. Working towards targets really helps to motivate me.
Planning is another important step for me, I don’t have a planner as such but again I like to write all my planned blog posts/videos in a notebook. I use my diary to write down the dates of any blog deadlines I have coming up, as well as blogger appointments, meetings and events.
I recently got some beautiful new stationery from Skinnydip London* and I thought I’d share it with you. Skinnydip is one of my favourite places to shop for cute phone cases, bags and of course stationery.
So here are all the things I got and a link to where you can find them.
Anyone else a fellow stationery addict? 🙂 I really hope you enjoyed todays post and please do let me know if you have any tips on how to stay organised and get motivated.
Thanks so much for reading guys, Happy Saturday!