Leading an active lifestyle is almost always a good idea – it can boost both our physical and mental wellbeing and even our longevity. But very often, the more we take on, the less time we have for organising ourselves. Take on a few tricks, however, and you’ll be able to stay active and on top of your life admin tasks.
Here are my top tips to achieve just that.
Keep an eye on spending
Are you a sensible spender? It’s easy to become one! You just need to work out a budget and stick to it. To get started, list all your necessary expenses – including food, bills, etc – and weigh them against your income. You’ll then gain a clearer idea of how much you’re able to spend on top of that, before creating a cash flow. Online tools from experts can really help with this. Save your spreadsheet to your phone, and you’ll be able to keep track of your finances wherever you are.
Set aside “tidy time”
Ever left a task until “later” and have never actually got around to doing it? If so, you’re not alone – this is a common problem. Typically, the longer we leave a job, the more overwhelming it seems to become. The solution? Assign yourself 10 – 15 minutes of “tidy time” every day. That way, you’ll be able to split cleaning duties into manageable chunks – and before you know it, that pile or stack of dishes will be gone!
Declutter your home
Decluttering. While the process can be stressful, the end result tends to be highly satisfying. Not to mention, it allows you to locate essentials with ease while you’re on the move. Clear your floor, and you could also generate more space for workouts, giving you an easier – and cheaper – alternative to the gym. With sensible storage, you’ll be able to sort the items you’ve cleared away hassle-free.
But what about those potted plants currently taking up my floor area, you ask? Well, you can always hang them from the wall using a sturdy macramé hanger.
Use visual reminders
What’s the best way to get organised? It usually comes down to setting reminders – and a lot of the time, the simplest methods are the most effective. Take post-it notes, for example. Write down your tasks for the next day on a few before you go to bed and stick them around your living area. In doing so, you’ll be greeted with the reminder when you wake up. Notice boards can just as effective – so, if you’re feeling creative, why don’t you decorate yours with motivational pictures and quotes. This could really spur you on to complete your daily chores.
You don’t have to spend heaps of time tidying up your home – follow our top tips, and you’ll be able to master all your tasks and keep up your active lifestyle.