Get Your Shi*t Together: Ways to prepare for a productive 2018

Tara O'Connell | 4th December 2017

2018 is arriving in less than a month, which means a fresh start and new beginnings.  Now is the perfect time to start planning for an organized and productive year, so we’re here to help! Here are ways that have been proven to help you  feel organized and in control of your life.

1. Hello Day Planner 

A diary is the perfect way to get organized for the month ahead. Having all of your appointments, assignments and everything else all in one place is a sure way to stay on top of your to do list. Although most people use their phones to create to-do lists, jotting it all down in a trendy little planner is a way for you to get excited, plus things are 42% more likely to happen if you write it down! ‘Hello Day’ have a huge selection of luxurious planners and organizational items for you to choose from. The planners have little boxes for the whole month, so it’s clear to see what you will be up to, they’re the perfect item to throw in your bag.

2. Wall Calendar

This write and erase monthly calendar is perfect to hang up by your desk.  You can lay out all your monthly plans and change them if needed, by simply wiping them. There’s also a memo area on the side for little reminders. Having this hanging on the wall will ensure you won’t forget a thing!  It’s also quite an aesthetically pleasing calendar and would give a dull office a bit of character. This is a game changer for those who want to get their sh*t together!

3. Portable charger

Is there anything more isolating than when you’re out and your phone dies? Whether that’s on a train home from work or shopping alone, having no form of contact is frustrating. Having a portable charger means your phone will never be out of juice, and will keep you feeling organized all day every day. You will always be able to contact people, reply to emails and stay in the loop. It’s a win-win. Our favorite is ‘Juice All Nighter’, it has enough power to charger up your phone plus its small and lightweight.

4. Flash Bay Memory stick

Keeping your files on a memory stick is extremely advantageous. Externally backing up all your files means if you ever spill coffee on your laptop, all your precious pictures and documents are safe. Memory sticks are cheap and small too. Winning. The best memory sticks are from Flash Bay, you can completely personalize them. There are numerous styles and you can get logos written on them. An organizational tip would be to order a few with logos such as ‘Work files’ or ‘Pictures’, in the style of a keyring so you can pop them on your keys.

5. Organization app

Last, but not least, an app. In the western world many people are lucky enough to have a smartphone, which is a powerful little device when put to use properly. If you’re on the go and prefer to have everything on your phone then Calendars by Readdle is for you. It can be a little confusing to navigate at first, but once you have the swing of it your life will be organized to a T. It’s free, and the most elegant organizer app available on the app store.

These are just a few ways that can help you feel more organized. When you feel organized, you feel less stressed and more in control of your life. Start 2018 on the right foot and prepare for your best year yet!

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