Tuesday, 1 November 2016

The Benefits Of List Making & Note Taking


With it being the first day of a new month, I thought it would be the perfect oportunity to write about organisation and planning for the month ahead.

November is going to be a really busy month for me. James and I have lots of plans over the next few weeks, and whilst I am really excited to get moving, I also need to put some time to one side and ensure that I am fully prepped and organised for the next few weeks. 

For me, the best way to keep on track of everything is through list making and note taking. I love to be organised but sometimes my brain can get a little scatty, espeically if I have to focus on lots of different things, and so I make sure that I write everything down. 

Blogging

When I have lots of plans, one of my main priorities is to make sure that I am organised with my blog content. As I work, Monday - Friday, nine - five, I have to maintain a certain amount of organisation anyway, read; My Tips To Successfully Blog With A Nine - Five Job. When I have made lots of plans however, I find that I need to be extra organised and so list making becomes my go-to process.

I like to plan ahead and plan all of my blog posts a week ahead of time. That way, I can take a bulk batch of blog photos at the weekend, when the light is nice and bright, and edit them. I have also started to create a lot more YouTube videos, and these have become a weekly feature so I need to plan ahead an ensure that I give myself enough time to film, edit and publish these videos. Then, when it comes to the content of each blog post I like to make a few bullet points under each blog post title that I have planned for the following week to ensure that all of my ideas are written down.

Life

Although I feel as though I need to plan and organise my blogging side of things, I also like to write lists and make notes in my everyday life. I always make sure that I have a note pad in my handbag, on my desk at work and on my bedside table, so that I can always jot down ideas or reminders. As part of my nightly routine I love to sit with a pen and pad and make a list of things that I need to do the next day. I write down everything from replying to an email, what I need to pick up in town on my lunch break or just a quick reminder that I need to put the washing on. 

I appriciate that this may sound a little anal to some but for me, when I write a list it is a way for me to dump everything on to my note pad and get it out of my head. I feel more relaxed and clear headded once I have written down everything that I need to do and get done. 


How do you like to keep organised?
Do you write To Do Lists and take notes?

Madolyn
xxx

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