Student. Teenager. I probably fit most of the criteria to be known as someone who’s stereotypically incredibly lazy and unorganised and I’ll be honest – it’s not true…

Ok, it is.

However, I’m trying my hardest to become more organised and less lazy, so I thought I’d try to inspire all of you, as well. We can do it, team.

  1. Invest in a diary
  2. Make to-do lists
  3. Prioritise tasks
  4. Use a calendar – whether it be on your phone or on your wall, using a calendar will help you in good stead
  5. Be aware of where everything is, that way it’ll be less likely for things to get lost
  6. Get rid of anything you don’t need/don’t use. The general rule is that if you haven’t used it in 6 months, you don’t need it. You can throw it away or do a good deed and give it to charity (if it’s still in good condition)
  7. Go to sleep on time and wake up on time
  8. Always have your things ready the night before (Admittedly, I’m still working on this one…I have a loooong way to go)
  9. Manage your time properly – be realistic. Use alarms, always aim to be early etc
  10. Contingency planning – plan B isn’t so bad, right? And just knowing it’s there for backup will help to calm your nerves if you get anxious
  11. Don’t rush – you may get a task done quicker, but you’re more likely to have made mistakes
  12. Always aim to have a first-aid kit on hand, just in case
  13. Use post-it notes and keep them in places where you know you’ll see them
  14. Be prepared for the unexpected – you never know what could happen
  15. Keep emergency items and medicine somewhere you know you’ll find them (inhalers, glasses, etc)
  16. Know your schedule, that way even if you don’t have your diary with you, you’re less likely to double book
  17. Keep important documents somewhere safe and secure (passport, birth certificate etc)
  18. Stay on track with your emails
  19. Don’t become a control freak – allow room for changes and remember that changing small details at the last minute isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, it can even be a good thing. Be spontaneous!
  20. BREATHE – if you panic, you might forget to do something important or make mistakes
  21. Remember that we’re all human and we’re all prone to forgetting things and making mistakes – if you do, then there’s no point beating yourself up about it, just accept it and move on

Love, as always,

1 Week Mary x



  1. I love planning! I own faaaaar too many planners, notebooks, diaries etc. to actually keep track though. Really useful post, thank you 🙂 xx

  2. Awesome post! These are some really helpful tips. Ever since I’ve started using a bullet journal, I feel like I’ve been more organized. I keep all of my lists in it. I love making lists, haha. 🙂

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