Planning and Plotting : How To Stay Organised


Wow! So we are into a new school year, new work period. Obviously things have changed the way in which we work has changed. Society has changed. But we must continue to work, study and do a variety of activities. 

The last month I have had projects to complete, maintaining a healthy regime, socialising amongst other things. At times it has seemed overwhelming but I have come out of August completing what I needed to complete.  So these are the tips and tricks that I have done to stay organised. 


This is the most important part of how I stay on top of all my work. A well as using my phone diary and other devices, I also use a manual diary in which I write in. Gives me a focus on what I need to do and the intentions of the day or week. 

Here are a few that I like: 

List Making
At the end of every week I prepare a list of the most important things I have to do. 

Make your daily or weekly intentions clear. Set the tasks which need to completed urgently. 

Tick Off
Once you have completed a task, tick it off. Nothing feels better than being able to tick a task off. Especially if it is a task you didn't want to do in the first place.  

Colour code
I colour code most of the tasks, and as I have a few roles, and a few projects to complete. It makes it easier to distinguish each project and task.

Take a break
In between tasks or when you feel yourself getting tired from one task, take a break. Relax, go for a walk, have a cup of tea. In extreme cases if I am at home I will nap for 40 mins. Do what your body feels because there is no point in trying to complete a task if you are tired. 

You may do some form of exercise in the morning or as part of your break. From workouts to meditation it is all great for your body. Exercise rejuvenates the body, Working out is a great way to open the mind. 

What routines have you changed? What exercise do you do? 
X Alonyo X 


  1. Hey Alonyo, do you use any particular tools to organize yourself? Personally, I haven't changed any of my routines. I have written about how I stay productive, but it's too long to share here - you can read about it on my blog.

    1. Hey Nadim, I don't use tools assuming you mean online apps and such like. I do love a diary and a notebook so simple and so easy to use. And plus if they can both fit in your daily bag its even better.

  2. These are some great ideas to help you stay organised. Thank you for sharing.

    Lauren |

  3. During this pandemic I thought agenda would be useless and boy I was so wrong. So yes diary and agenda are super important.


  4. Hey Michelle, I thought the same as you in the beginning. But in order to keep on top of things I knew I had to get to organise.


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