This blog post contains products that are gifted, denoted by ‘gifted’.
It’s that time of the year, when the OOO goes on and its time to chill out after a hectic year at work/university/life in general. During this time of the year, its my Christmas break from uni, which is the time I usually like to clear-out my room, organise things and prepare for the new year for a fresh start. I’ve complied my top tips on how to prepare yourself and your working space for the new year, without having to tip everything over.
1. Tidy your space: There’s really nothing worse than trying to get work done in a messy environment. I always like to start these clear-outs by tidying my desk space, wiping it clean and throwing away the odd bits of post it notes, receipts and notes. If you use a notice board, clear that out too and take down the stuff that aren’t relevant anymore. In my case, I use a wire rack type thing that’s hung up on my wall which has my uni deadlines and reminders on there.
2. Make a list of the things that needs to be done, that you have been putting off.. and actually do them: I feel like everyone has those little bits of admin boring stuff that is on your to do lists all the time, because they need doing, but you always put it off. Making a list of all of those and being able to see it visually will help you initially do them and you’ll feel even more satisfied once you tick it off from your to do list.
3. Use a weekly planner to organise your days: I like to use a weekly planner to schedule what I’m going to be doing for each day of the week, so its easier for me to get going with the tasks. I use this weekly desk pad from CGD London (gifted) to plan out what I’m going to be doing each day, during that week for my blog/instagram work. I prefer seeing my to do lists visually on my work desk, as its easier for me to refer back to it every now and then and tick some things off. This desk pad has the 7 days of the week listed vertically with enough space to jot down your tasks, and a part on the side to write down the general things you want to get done that week. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who is a visual worker and likes making to do lists for your work.
4. Make a list of the goals you want to achieve in the new year: One of my favourite things about January is being able to set new goals for the new year and being motivated by working towards them. One of the biggest advice I can give is to set realistic goals that you know are achievable instead of big, vague ones.
5. Have a clear out of your products: Whether thats beauty products like makeup, skincare or your toiletries, clear them out and throw away the ones that have expired or the ones that you have kept for a very long time. I always find that I toss out a few products here and there that I’ve been keeping for too long, makeup in particular.
6. Have a switch up of your work space: I love moving around things form my dresser and desk and creating a different space with the decor bits that I have. You don’t need to particularly buy new things for this, just using what you have like candles, pen pots frames etc, it’s always nice changing up the decor in your workspace to make it feel like new.
I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post and are able to apply some of these to your life!
Ayse Merve x