Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Finding a Good working pattern/spilling milkshake on my desk/My desk saying look at me I need cleaning

Having a good work balance is important but if you find your work is beginning to sink then it means that the pattern that you follow needs to be changed, it can often be that you've given yourself too much to do. We find we can't get it all done. You need to change the pattern so you can. 

I do like my work pattern as I am ticking off a lot rather than drawing a cross because I haven't. I do think my work pattern needs to be tweeked, I do think if I had a calendar in view I can use that to set challenges and deadlines, but I like working when things aren't set in stone so I work on the blogs I want to each day. I am not good with repatition, so I like to mix my work up. I do have a routine, because of the pattern of my work has helpled me keep withi it, but I have pattern where I will listen to a Youtube video and then bit by bit work on a blog post or work on a book I am writing. 

Often if you have so many ideas you can end up with lots of projects that are finished and then this destroys the energy to actually wanting to finish anything.Change the pattern. Spend the mornings just going over what needs to be done, and check how each project you have completed the response and STOP MULTITASKING! I was someone who did believe in this, but now when I focus on one item at a time easier, and when we do that, our attention to detail is better and you naturally start to prioritize. 

For me when I start my day I will see what is already open to go through what I want and need to do first. So if I have a Day in a life video to upload, then I will make sure this is done first and doesn't get left behind. If I need to do a video and a post Sponsored that this is done once I have edited that Day in a life video, and its being uploaded and has been. 

If I have any outside appointments then these may be at various times and days. So I will manage my other work either before the time of this appointment or after. If a book is due out and I see that I am getting behind I have a pattern where I can get videos and blogs scheduled and written in bulk, I can then have a pattern of then working on my books and focus on these as I have videos and blogs already set up. 

A good work pattern is not constantly working all day but where I do take more breaks than work. Yes I may still work late some days but rest and recuperation is important too and having a work pattern so you can spend time with family. 

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie L.M X 

Monday, 12 April 2021

Areas where it doesn't work

 I find whenever it comes to Organizing I find that when I plan to organize I don't so is an area where it doesn't work, for me and that I can manage. 

This week I have been putting together a Clean with me video which was filmed over a course of 5 days or so, as I find tidying and cleaning areas one at a time, to be more effective and manageable for me. 

I am looking forward having what I can really call "My own home" to potter around again, as I do enjoy that, and I do have a order in doing this is by, going into each room at a time, and working on the main room I like to spend most of the time to areas I don't. 

When I do this, I don't really set it out in stone but there is a logic in my madness, and that is pottering around is more productive for me rather than sitting down and planning tidying up and pottering around. 

The areas where I do try to organize is my work and I will spend time to work out what I want to do next and what I need to do, but I don't really plan what I am going to be filming but keep tabs on the videos I have done. 

For me the word "Organize" to me, is simple ideas that don't take that much time, and helps me to flexible, making room for not just the things I have to do, but the thing I want to do too.

So just doing bit a day can make all the difference. Check out my New EBook: Things to change one day at a time

Many thanks for reading, 

Carrie L.M X

Friday, 2 April 2021

Ways in which you can recycle/ How you can save time packing/storing items and make them functional items

If I have a parcel from Amazon who I my go to online shop I will always keep the box, as I am in the process of moving and it saves having to buy a load of boxes as they are there ready. I am also liking that online stores are using reusuable delivery sealable bags, as I have used this to put some clothes in ready to put in a suitcase when my love brings them round, to then pack without it taking too long.

I use boxes for storing certain items too, and I used to love Nigella Lawson as she would have a trunk in her shed where she would keep different frying pans in, of ones she loved using, but didn't use all of the time, and if you have a plastic microwave bowl these are great to use for a Lazy Susan and I have even used a Pot Noodle Pot as a pen holder on my desk.

I use shoes boxes as a bedside organizer where I put spare USB sticks and old bank cards.

I love any item that can be recycled, because it reduces waste, helps clear up spaces and saves me money on having to buy carts all of the time. 

So look at the thing you throw away to see if they can be reused.

Look on Pinterest, which is my go to platform for ideas.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie L.M X