In this article I wanted to talk a little bit about trying to keep order in your life. I don't know about you, but whenever I have a lot of things to do I tend to get overwhelmed and not do anything. More recently, feeling organised has stopped me from going into panic mode and freezing up like I usually do.

Also, if anyone's following along with the challenge, don't lose motivation! We're almost halfway through the week! If you're new, it's not too late to join either. Good luck!

Quick overview

1. Exercise every day
Today was for working abs (again), which I used Chloe Ting's lower ab workout for. I've kind of started to look forward to my morning workout because it adds a sense of routine and order to my day.
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2. Study (languages) daily
As usual, I did some German flashcards and also ran through a short Korean review quiz.
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3. Read for 30 minutes
After my workout I set a timer and read for 30 minutes, then until the end of my chapter. I've almost finished with my book!
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4. Keep a decent sleep schedule
Even though I wanted to improve on this, I slipped a little and went to sleep 10 minutes after my usual time. It's not too bad, but I was hoping to sleep even earlier.
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Overall: [3 / 4] tasks

Focusing

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When you have a lot of things to do, it can be quite hard to gather your thoughts and get back in control. Lately I've been feeling like this a lot, but since I started the 7 day glow up challenge I've felt a lot calmer and more able to tackle the day ahead.

If you can't focus at all, try some of these things:

  • Tidying up

Keeping your surroundings organised and decluttered is one of the best ways to feel more organised. If you're on a deadline and don't have time to spend on changing your environment, however, this isn't always the best idea.

  • Moving somewhere else

Particularly effective for studying. If you get bored of sitting in the same place all day, try sitting outside or moving to another (distraction-free!) room.

  • Try the pomodoro technique

This is basically doing tasks that require focus (e.g. studying / reading / writing, etc) in chunks and taking short breaks in between to help you absorb information more effectively, and prevent yourself from overloading your brain with information.

Staying organised

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Ways to keep yourself organised:

  • Have a morning routine to start your day off in control
  • Break up all your tasks into smaller actions (work out → making / finding a workout plan)
  • Write lists
  • Reward yourself for working hard
  • Use a planner (a calendar, or even a sheet of paper to jot tasks down on works the same too)

Thanks for reading, and I hope this motivated you!

Love, Blue

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