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Organization life hack

When it comes to doing stuff – I am a very organized person. I like to seize the day, I like to do a bunch of things every day so I can get things done fast. And to be able to do that means I have to be very organized when it comes to knowing all the things I have to do.  This is why I want to share my tricks with you so you can also be organized and seize the day.

First: Write down all the things you have to do.  I’m serious, every single one of them! Even if it means writing down “Take a shower” or “have lunch”. Why? Because when you write down everything, your brain doesn’t have to focus on what you have to do so it can focus on how to get it done.  Do this at the beginning of your day, when you just woke up or while having breakfast. I recommend you write it down, you can print this list that I made for you, it’ll be really helpful! I strongly recommend that you write it down on this list or on a notepad instead of using an electronic device.

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Once you have all the things you have to in mind, try to see if there is something you need to get done at a certain time or before something else happens (For example if you have to go to the bank before it closes, you have an appointment or you have to go and buy food so you can cook lunch) and write it next to that specific time on the list (or write the time next to the chore if you are making your own list).  Then, try to get everything on the list done. If there is something you need to get done at a certain time you can set an alarm, it’s really helpful!

Every time you accomplish something, crossed it off your list! That feeling you get when you do something you were supposed to do it’s awesome. And it feels so good it makes you want to be able to cross everything off your list. So that will keep you motivated to do more tasks! At least it happens to me. Also, it helps to see how much you get done during the day. Every night check on your list, see if there is something you missed and maybe you can add it to the “Tomorrow I have to” section so you can check it the following day and add it to tomorrow’s list. Also, you can see you’ve done a lot of stuff and you can go to sleep with a sense of accomplishment.

AND if you have to a lot of stuff for a long period of time (like a month) draw a calendar and try to pour everything you have to do in there. When I do that all the things that looked like a trillion things in my head now seem doable and that relaxes me. When I have a lot of things to do my brain tends to overload and I’ll feel suffocated. But if I write it down my brain calms down and I can see things clearly. Maybe you thought that you had to wait for two weeks to do something and you realize you can get it done in two days. Maybe you thought you were behind on writing that essay because you thought you needed like the day after tomorrow and you realize you actually have a full week to do it.

Writing things down will definitely help your brain out, it’ll free your mind! Now your brain will have more time and energy to do stuff instead of having to remember all the things you have to do. I would say that this is my life hack to be more organized. You don’t need money or weird things to be more organized. You need to give your brain a break: write everything down!

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Well, let me know what you think about this. And let me know if you’ve tried this and how did it go! Also, do you have any tips you would like to share?  I would love to read all about it in the comment section! Thank you so much for reading this, if you found this helpful don’t forget to give it a like. If this is the first time visiting ITBC please feel free to check the rest of the blog out and if you like it, follow Ideas That Build Cities so you’ll receive a notification whenever there’s a new post!

I really hope to see you next time… bye!

-L.S.

Favorite ways to unwind after a stressful day

Have you ever had those days where everything is wrong, that you feel blue and stressed, that you’ve been working like crazy or binge-studying and you need to unwind? Well, today I’m going to share with you what are the things that help me unwind.

When I have a stressful day I have a lot of things I like to do to unwind.

Dim the lights and listen to some relaxing music

I would go to Spotify and listen to the Playlist “Relax & Unwind”. I’ll try to stay away from bright screens (If I have to use my cell phone I would set the screen brightness as lowest as possible). I would try to stop thinking about all the things I have to do. I like to do this with my boyfriend after a long day. We would cook something nice together and we will sit down and eat it. We can talk about our day and let go of all the stressful things that happened. Wine or beer is optional, but it’s a nice touch!

Relax and read a book

I would lie down on my bed and read a book; nothing’s better than letting your mind wander to other things.  Nothing is better than a good book to take your mind off of things.  After that, I would take a bath, have a nice dinner and go to bed early.

Watch my favorite TV show

After a long and stressful day maybe all you need is a good genuine laugh. And for that my favorite thing to do is to sit down and watch my favorite TV show (and I prefer comedies when I’m stressed). I will sit down and watch Friends, or Modern Family, or Parks and Recreation or Scrubs. Anything that would make me laugh and forget about everything.

Have a dinner date with friends!

If you are stressed nothing is better than let it all out with some friends. Talk about what’s been bothering you over dinner, laugh about it with friends and then go home with a big smile on your face. Eat whatever you want, be happy, you’ve had a stressful day. You deserve it.  Also, you can go to the theatre and watch a movie. Have a great night out.

Well, those are the things I do when I’m stressed. What are the things that you do? Do you do some of these?  Please leave me a comment; I would love to read it! Thank you so much for reading this, if it’s the first time visiting ITBC feel free to check the rest of the blog out!

-L.S.