3 Suggestions for Being More Effective in Organising Your Life


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You must have noticed by now that it doesn’t take much to throw your life into a state of disorganisation and chaos, right? Your car breaking down on the way to work one morning, a delayed flight home, or even just waking up on the wrong side of the bed can all throw you off your game in a pretty major way.

It pays to have systems in place to help you stay organised on a daily basis, and to help you get back on track quickly when things go off the rails.

Organised people are just more resilient. They can do more with the time they’ve got, and they can continue to make tangible steps towards their goals even when obstacles appear left and right.

Here are a few suggestions for how to be more productive in organising your life.

Hire professionals to help with some of the more labour-intensive work

There are certain tasks that are just going to be disproportionately time-consuming and draining than others. If your home and garden are filled with clutter, trash, and scrap, that needs to be cleared, deciding to do the job solo is going to mean sacrificing a lot of your time and making plenty of trips to the local disposal yards and recycling centres.

On the other hand, hiring professionals, such as the team at https://www.dirtcheaprubbishremoval.com.au/        to clear away the mess, will streamline the whole operation dramatically and save you a huge amount of time and energy.

What applies here for cleaning up, also applies in other areas of life such as business. If you’re starting your own business, hiring a web designer to create your site for you is simply going to streamline the process a lot more than you trying to build your own site, while handling your other professional responsibilities.

Practice “affirmations” and “positive self-talk” constantly

People sometimes get a bit dismissive about the idea of affirmations or positive self-talk, especially people who are a bit more sceptical by nature.

The sceptical argument generally goes something like “you think magic’s going to help you?! Hard work is what it takes”.

In reality, though, a huge number of highly successful people in their respective fields, including figures like Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comics, and actors like Arnold Schwarzenegger, have openly stated that affirmations have made all the difference to them.

Yes, you need hard work. But you don’t have to believe in “magic” to believe in the power of positive self-talk. By constantly telling yourself things like “I can do this”, “I’m going to do a great job here” you set the psychological foundations of success. Suffice to say; it’s much easier to organise your life with this kind of positive mindset.

Write things down and use a coherent system for keeping organising your thoughts and schedule

All organised and successful people have some kind of system in place for keeping a coherent log of their thoughts, tracking their to-dos and tasks, and staying on top of the complexities of life.

If you rely on your own memory and spur of the moment inspiration to carry you, you’re simply not going to be in an ideal situation in life, with regards to being effective.

You can use digital planning tools, or you can use popular organisational systems like David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” method.

Perhaps the easiest and most effective option for the average person, however, is to use Ryder Carroll’s elegant “Bullet Journal” system.

Remember to keep on slaying,

See you next time xoxo

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Getting Organised and Decluttering Your Home Before the Festive Season Starts

With the holidays fast approaching, it can be a great time to enjoy parties with friends, good food, drinks, and plenty of family time too. It also makes it a great time for gift giving, as it is the season of goodwill and all of that. But when it comes to Christmas, there can be a lot of excess, including things like the gifts or things that you get given. Which is why it can be a good idea to have a declutter before the festive season starts. With decorations in the home too, too much excess can be messy and leave the home looking cluttered overall. And this isn’t talking about throwing everything out and going all minimal. But it is more about making things simpler, making the home less full, and making the whole time a lot less stressful.

If a declutter before the holidays sounds just like the thing that you need, then here are some of the ways to go about it. It doesn’t have to be scary or overwhelming, and it can mean that your home has a good clean, organise, and sort through of the things that you no longer need (and at this time of year, can be great for donations to charity or thrift stores).

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Make a Plan

To get on with your decluttering plan, it is a good idea to know who you want to go about decluttering. Is it going to be an all at once type of thing where you might need to hire a skip? Or more of a small amounts everyday kind of thing? From there, you can decide what you will do and when. When schedule it in (like a Saturday to clear your wardrobe, for example), then it is way more likely to happen. So schedule it in and it will make a big difference to how much (and how soon) it all gets done.

Deep Clean

To start off the decluttering process, it can be a really good idea to start off with a deep clean of the home. When was the last time you pulled the fridge out to clean under there, or moved the beds to vacuum? There can be all sorts of little things under these kinds of spaces, and it can be a great place to start your declutter. Often, if something has been under the bed or sofa for a while, you won’t need it. So you can start your throwing out right away. This goes for all rooms in the house; what needs a deep clean to start off your decluttering?

Sell Online

Clearing things out before Christmas comes around can be beneficial to you in a number of ways. It can clear your home, help you to clean it, as well as help you get some extra cash for the holidays. If you have things in your home that you no longer need, but are still in a good condition, then they could be sold online on sites like eBay. Certain things, like baby items that are in good condition, or designer label items, can all be good for getting a good amount of money for. So before you simply throw away, could it be sold? If you’ve got a little time on your hands, you can definitely get a little extra for it, to put towards your Christmas gifts for others.

Good Enough To Donate?

Giving to items is a very worthy cause and does make a difference to those charities. However, it only makes a difference if the items are of good quality. It can be a good idea to ask yourself if you would buy this again in the state that it is in? If the answer is no, then you probably know the answer to if you should pass it onto goodwill or not. If it isn’t worthy of selling and you still donate, then it puts more pressure on the charity as they then have to dispose of it. So don’t just presume everything that you can’t sell can be give away. Some things will just have to be thrown out.

Are you looking forward to the holidays? It would be great to hear what you think and if you have a plan to declutter before the house gets filled with all things festive. It could be a good idea to think about experiences to give to others this year too, rather than just ‘stuff’ that is going to fill their house.

Remember to keep on slaying,

See you next time xoxo

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The Many Secrets Of Being Good With Money

Wouldn’t be all know the many secrets to be being good with money? Of course we would, but is it really that much of a secret? No, it’s most definitely not. Being good with money is not so much a secret, but an art form. You have to learn the ways of the money world, and you have to make sure that you’re prepared to have the determination and self control to actually be good with money. Although we said there are no secrets to being good with money, there are definitely a few tactics that seem to be secretive. The ones that not everyone is trying just yet, but the ones that everyone definitely should be trying! So, we want to point out to you some of the most secretive tactics you can use, in the hope that they will change your ways with money!

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How To Stop Relying On Your Parents As An Adult

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We all like to think we are independent by the age of 18 but the truth is that logic is nonsense. Whether we’re teenagers or in our twenties, grown men and women can’t help but pick up the phone and ask the folks for help. And, there is nothing wrong with it because it is their job. It’s one of the reason pregnancy scares young people straight!

Adulthood does come with rules though, and one of them is to be self-sustaining. That’s difficult when mum and dad are so eager to help. Relying on them only causes us problems in the long-term, so it’s time to stop. Here are the ways how.

Think Before You Phone

As soon as a problem raises its ugly head, it’s tempting to contact mum and dad. In fact, some of us do it automatically without attempting to fix the issue. The comfort blanket is so warm that it’s tough to resist. The trick is to think first and call later. By going through the options in our head, we can come up with the solutions. When we have them, the world doesn’t seem as challenging and there is no need for parental words of wisdom. Well, there is but not in this particular scenario.

Hustle

One of the main reasons to call ma and pa is money. Without it, the Earth stops spinning and life gets tricky. Thankfully, mum and dad have lots of spare cash (yes, even if they say they don’t) and are always willing to help. Sure, there are occasions when we don’t have any other alternatives and a loan is necessary. However, usually, the funds are available elsewhere if we are willing to hustle by working overtime or starting a new business venture. Debt consolidation loans from Buddy loans can help in the darkest times, too. Plus, there is always haggling.

Surround Yourself With Likeminded People

On the whole, it’s better to have a range of personalities by our side so we can learn more. In this case, it’s savvy if they have one thing in common: independence. Surrounding ourselves with friends who don’t rely on their parents will encourage us to follow their lead. Not only is it a lesson but no one wants to admit their mum lends them money and pays their rent when everyone else works their arses off. When it happens, it’s mortifying.

And Bounce Off Them

The difference between asking friends for help and parents is advice. Mates will offer their point of view whereas mums and dads will tell us what to do and give us what we need to do it. Bouncing off pals is an excellent way to be confident in our next steps because they can offer encouragement as well as tips. Crucially, they don’t tend to give us the answers (money, for example). And, it’s not cheating because we all need a strong support group in our life.

What we don’t need is a nanny who will wipe our bottoms when things get tough.

Remember to keep on slaying,

See you next time xoxo

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Freshen Up Your Look This Winter

Winter is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about digging out the winter coats and scarves ready for the colder weather. However, just because the weather is getting cooler, it doesn’t mean that your style has to go out of the window. We all know about the huge knitted jumpers, knee high boots and fur lined leggings, but what about the rest of your look? Check out these fabulous tips on how to freshen up your look this winter so that you can continue feeling fabulous!

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Start Believing In Financial Healing

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In many ways, money defines our lives. It’s what we spend our days trying to get, and it’s the grease that enables us to move through life with less effort. Without money, life quickly grinds to a halt, you have to rely on other people, you lose your sense of freedom, and you begin to fear the future.

Enlightened people like to think that money is a nice thing to have, but not the be all and end all of our existence. But that doesn’t mean that it’s not extremely important. Alongside love, connection, spirituality, and health, money gives us the stuff in life that we want.

This is why when things go wrong with money, it can be especially painful. People make mistakes with their money all the time. They give it to the wrong people, they invest in the wrong businesses, and they buy the wrong things. Our relationship with money is usually kept on the low: people don’t like talking about it. But when things go awry, it can leave us feeling weak, ashamed, and often depressed.

Healing from money problems is a challenge that many of us will face during our lives. We need to deal with the regret and missed opportunities, and face the fact that sometimes life just isn’t fair.

Money problems can emerge from all sorts of underlying issues. A demanding spouse can put substantial financial pressures on us. A need to buy things just to feel happy can result in huge debts run up on credit cards. Even buying the wrong house in the wrong area can lead to negative equity, killing wealth and leading to terrible regrets in the process.

What is needed is a way to overcome money problems and to heal. Here are some of the steps that you can take to do just that. Continue reading

5 Ways To Make Your Home Guest Friendly

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When you’re a social person, you may find that you want to become a great host. As you move into your first home, it can be the case that you really want to get into the position where you’re able to have people over, host parties, look after guests, and generally love sharing your home with others. You will want to make sure that your home can accommodate it all. Or, maybe you’re not so in love with the idea of being a great host, but you do have a huge family or a lot of friends. And you know that whenever you have events nearby, people are going to want to drop in or stay with you? Well then, you still need to make sure that your home is ready! And here’s what you can do. Continue reading