This year it’s really important for me to be organised. It’s my second year of uni and I need to get my shit together. Being a blogger, music journo, photographer and student, it’s safe to say I’m a busy gal, and life can get pretty hectic, pretty quickly. There are a number of different, useful tools I’m using to help me stay organised, motivated and on track.
- Dot Creates Blog Planner – This is a god send. I was so excited when Dot Creates announced this planner, since I already had her original ‘Ultimate Blog Planner’, but this one succeeds it further! It has spaces to plan your goals for the month, your priorities for the week, plan blog posts, keep record of your stats – everything you could think of is in there. It then has a space at the back to log PR’s and sponsored content! At £28, you might think this a little pricey, however, I really do believe it’s worth the price for how much it helps. It’s also amazing quality paper and feels like a really luxurious product. I wouldn’t be able to live without it.
- 2018 Flamingo Diary – This planner is the most adorbs design! It’s week to view which I really like as it keeps the diary slim and it doesn’t take up a lot of space. I keep this diary next to my bed and write everything in it, from birthdays, to gigs, to girls night.
- Hello 2018 Diary – This one, from B&M, I keep in my uni bag. It’s also week to view and I write all of my uni assignments, exams and deadlines in, all colour co-ordinated. I have three modules this year so each module has a designated colour.
- Zoella Weekly Desk Planner – My desk planner helps me plan what I’ll do on each day, like what blog photos I’m taking, which posts need scheduling and what needs writing. Once it’s done I can just cross it out with a highlighter!
- Cactus Calendar – Whilst my blog planner allows me to plan my blogs each week, I like to work in advance. I’ve been using this calendar to pencil in blog post ideas which I can then plan out properly in my planner. It allows me to see how spaced out my posts are and make sure I aren’t posting too often or not often enough.
- Pukka Pad with dividers – Last year, I had separate notebooks for each module. I never got anywhere close to filling them up and it just ended up being a huge waste of paper. This year I’ve bought this A5 Pukka Pad with dividers so that there is a section of the notepad for each module. Each module, like in my Hello 2018 diary, is colour-coded.
- Big File Folder – This is a handy way to store all of my uni work. I have little wallets for each module, which then go into a separate slot in the folder. It means that when I need to revise I know exactly where to find my work.
- Office – I’m so excited that, now my brother has moved out, I’m allowed to turn his room into an office. I’ve chosen my desk and I can’t wait to start setting up my work space. This will help keep me in a working frame of mind, as when I work in my bedroom I’m far too easily distracted. When it’s all set up, I’ll be sure to do an office tour to show you!
What helps keep you organised?