I'm almost obsessively into self improvement. The thought that you could actually make yourself better is too good not to take advantage of. Organisation, known on Sincerely Isabella as 'getting yo shit together' is the best way to improve your life and improve you, not that you're not already wonderful. Here's a big ol' compilation of my favourite ways to getting everything in order.
LIST IT UP
There's nothing quite like a good list. When life is a shitshorm, as it often seems to be, writing a list logically clears out the trash in your mind and what you're left with is direction (!!), purpose (!!!!) and all that jazz.
An idea I've nicked from somewhere on the internet is dividing your to do lists into categories. I break it up a little bit by dividing my lists into URGENT (for things to be done that day), OVER THE HILL (the next few days), ON THE HORIZON (the next week), ACROSS THE SEA (the next month).
Evernote is a free programme and app and it is my favourite thing. You can sort your stuff into notebooks, there like a special tick box you can put in your notes which is the best for to do lists. Using the calendar on your phone is a pretty fun time too because it allows you to remind yourself.
WRITE IT DOWN
There is underrated merit in a big black note book and a felt tip. As much as I love Evernote and my phone, I always find myself coming back to my journal to plan things out. There is a point where the vastness of information you have at your fingertips becomes overwhelming and you need something simple you can hold in your hands. Also waking up, making a cup of tea and planning your day on paper is such a release of bad vibes and a wonderful way to start the day.
MAKE IT PRETTY
Stick gold stars on everything. Cover my books in your favourite illustrations. Invest in a shit ton on highlighters. Go crazy with stickers. Make it look swell.
Writing a list of goals, a game plan for at the beginning of a week is cathartic way of clearing away the emotions and stresses of the previous week and opening yourself up.
I've recently discovered the gold star emoji and I am never turning back. Gold stars are ridiculous but when I've done well, there's nothing quite like em' to make me feel accomplished. It's probably nostalgia.
Gold stars all round,