Please tell me I’m not alone in this, do you ever feel like there is so much going on in your head that you want to just tip it all out and sort it out. Like a blog post for example, I’ve got all the words and ideas swirling around in there I just can’t seem to communicate with my brain and fingers to type them out in a coherent form. Just me? It’s not just blog posts though, it seems to encompass everything, from making conversation to managing everything that’s going on in our lives.
We’ve got a paper calendar, phone calendars, letters pinned up, to do lists scrawled on receipts and on my phone. Inevitably the information I need is on the one thing I don’t check or on the receipt that I’ve thrown in the bin. Obviously. I’ve tried timetables, planning out ‘my ideal week’ and writing to do lists for each day. I guess even having everything recorded in one place like on my phone makes sense but it just isn’t me.
My husband is always reading books that help with organisation, business and generally being better at stuff, I guess you might even call it self help but I think he’d wince at that term. I call them business books, but apparently that’s not right either, *insert rolling eyes emoji* He’s got a myriad of apps on his phone that all work together to keep him on top of everything. I can tell you for a fact that he’s come a long way from the scruffy, disorganised bass playing youth worker he was when we first met. So, yes, he’s constantly recommending apps and organisational tools to help his once crazy organised and efficient wife, but as of yet nothing has worked for me. We are very different people though, I’m very visual and creative and he thinks in words and not pictures (he actually can’t visualise anything in his head, weird right?!). I’m much more of a massive piece of paper with loads of doodles and lists stuck up on my office wall kind of person. Yet, even this isn’t working for me at the moment.
I feel like I’m trying to run in every different direction whilst stuck to the floor. Even keeping on top of school activities is stressful, having a kid in the juniors and one in the infants is another level. I’ve got letters and text messages coming out of my ears, especially at this time of year. It seems like just when I think I’m doing well, I always manage to forget something, and boy, do my kids not let me forget it! The little you know whats!
It’s like trying to scale a mountain that gets bigger and bigger the further you climb
I wake in the night panicking about forgetting something. I go over in my head, feeling sure that I packed an order wrong or that there’s something going on with school tomorrow. Of course in the light of day I can be rational and work it through, but try telling that to my 3am crazy irrational self. Or I think of an AMAZING blog post idea and practically write the thing in my head only to wake in the morning and remember nothing, nothing! I should probably keep a note book beside my bed for times like that. I do love a good notebook.
So much so that I actually kid myself into thinking that in buying new beautiful notebooks they will have magical powers to make me more organised. Each one is filled with spider diagrams, endless lists and incoherent rambling that must have made sense at the time. I tried having a note book for each area, like one for the shop, one for the blog etc, but then I’d go out to a cafe to work and forget one so would end up writing in the wrong one and then forgetting where the info was when I came to act on it.
This is where you lovely lot come in, HOW do you do it??
Any help, hints and tips will be gratefully received.
Or are you like me in this? A fellow endless mountain climber?
Morgana is a social media coach for small businesses and entrepreneurs, specialising in Instagram and Pinterest. Based in the North West of the UK, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She particularly enjoys a Netflix binge watch and cannot function without black coffee and dark chocolate digestives.