Sunday, 31 May 2020

How I organize my blogs

Hello and welcome to another blogpost.

Since the lockdown and living with my mum I have been more focused on creating blogs and books.

So to keep these organised I use my excel spreadsheet to organise what I want to achieve each day, check out my blog called Take Control of your life, where I have added in this document for downloading and printing off.

I also use these stationary pads to help keep tabs on my writing.

I would always recommend to organise your writing to keep tabs on what you have written and can spend a day or 10-15 minutes to edit what you have written.

I don't concentrate on how many words I have written as much as I see it that quality is better than quantity, but with writing you find your own system that works for you anyway.

There are blogs where I do tend to write everyday and others than I post 2-3 times a week on.

Here are links to all my sites below:

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Dealing with paperwork

Before I begin this blog I just want to ask how many of you get bombarded with paperwork?

I don't know why, but even though I have opted to go paper free, I still get bogged down with paper. 

So what I have done is put it all into a divided file system or I put it into a box folder. 

I will then start sorting it out into category, Finance, health and wellbeing, coupons, to be shredded or household, etc

Then I will sort it out again, separating different statements and companies.

I was at one point scanning them all and saving them all on my computer but doing it that way, means the memory gets used up.

I keep those that are 5 years old, any earlier than that gets disposed of and shredded. 

All things like old bank statements, council tax bills etc should be shredded because of identity fraud. 

I would invest in a filing cabinet system, because it is important to keep all paper work together filed should need to go through it. 

So I hope you have found this blog to be useful and I will blog again next week.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X 

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Organizing your life

It is so important as writer, football coach and mum to be organized, as you can become overwhelmed and have unfinished jobs. 

I live by planning and scheduling it is how I keep going.

The easiest way to organizing your life is by doing a Block Schedule, check out this video by Jordan Paige who talks in details about creating a block schedule:

Then the other schedule I go by is my weekly schedule where I jot down what time I will start my writing, housework, lunch etc, example I start work from about 5am, and so I will write down "Blog writing from 05:00 to 05:30" and schedule other bits in as I go through the day that I didn't write down or the day before.

I would encourage everyone to brain storm or brain dump at the end of the day or in the morning, and then break the tasks up into groups.

There are some really good templates on Excel and Microsoft Word that you can use or use these as a guide to design your own.

When it comes to organizing your life to also do an Action Plan of what tasks really need doing.

Prioritize, the best way to do that if you do brain storm or brain dump, circle the tasks that need to be done first and then have them separated into A, B and C.
A being top priority, B Not so important and C Not important.

What you don't get done, rewrite a new list for the next day.

So lets get organized and use the Lockdown as an excuse to get bits done that would necessarily be put on hold.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X