Updated: Jul 26, 2020
Hello everyone, Von here! I’m pretty sure you’ve become accustomed to me by now, but if not I’m Sim-Wise’s right hand woman and I work with her on all things social for GYBO! This week I’ve been assigned the rather challenging subject of ‘keeping organised’. It’s a tough one for me, because organisation isn’t something that comes naturally to me AT ALL.
People who vaguely know me would probably say I am very organised, but that’s because I have forcibly taught myself how to systematically get through life amidst the extreme chaos that is my mind. The handful of people who actually KNOW ME (like really well), would tell you a very different story of how hard it is for me sometimes just getting through the most menial of tasks. Some days because of my ADHD and bipolar tendencies, everything is just pure and utter white noise and I bumble around from task to task completing nothing, overcomplicating everything.
SO how does Von manage to travel the world and manage her own business as a freelancer?
I touched on some of this in my previous blog, keeping on top of organisation for me is a huge part of my self care and is SO important as I travel so much; it means I have to do a lot of planning.
1. PRE PLAN:
For me organisation for the next day begins the night before. I make a note of at least 3 of the most pertinent things I want to achieve, I’ll pack my gym bag and usually plan my outfit, as well as what I’ll be eating for breakfast.
2. ADD 30:
When I am feeling particularly disorganised I’ll ensure I get up 30 minutes earlier than I need to, this allows time for mediation, gratitude practice and aligning my thoughts when I really need it.
I LOVE A LIST! Pretty much every day now I will create a list usually on paper so I can manually tick things off of a list of what I need to achieve that day. The three most important tasks will be on there from the night before, and I always work to ensure they have priority over the rest.
4. Set your intentions
I started practicing intention setting in my morning meditations that focused on gratitude, kindness and how I wanted to be perceived by the world that day. For example, how can I give back to others today, or how can I be kind/make someone's day better.
It sounds a bit random, but bring kind feels great and when we’re happier we’re more organised and productive.