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How I keep myself organised

Hello peeps, I hope you’re enjoying the heat wave fellow brits! Today I’d like to talk about how I keep myself organised. Which I imagine you managed to figure out from the title…

I’d say I have three main things that I stick to religiously, too many things and it gets a bit cluttered.

So the first is having an organiser/diary, these things are lifesavers especially for students. Whether I’ll need one when all my education is done, I don’t know. But until that point I will continue getting myself an organiser every year! The one I got last year was £8, bit pricey. And it fell apart before school even ended because it was spiral bound and they are useless. Just a tip for you guys who are starting sixthform this September, don’t get spiral bound anything, they just fall apart in your bag. The one I got for this year however, only £1 and it’s still in good shape. More importantly, it wasn’t spiral bound.

Anyway, onto why it’s important. From a student’s perspective, it’s really useful to have so I can scribble down homework, test dates and assignment due dates. When the teacher is reeling off all these dates, it’s helpful to have one place to put them all instead of writing it on a random sheet that you conveniently can’t find when you get home.

Aside from how I use it at school, I also use it at home. Mostly at the weekends. Obviously I won’t have homework to write in the weekend section, so I use it to plan out how I’m going to get things done. For example, for Saturday (the day I’m writing this) I’ve planned out when I’m waking up, that I need to work on my assignment, write a blog post, do some homework and write some flashcards. All of this is happening before 5pm, which is when I “clock out” as such.

These leads me on nicely to the second thing that I’ve started doing recently. Which is planning out the times I’ll be doing the things I need to do. If I didn’t I’d spend hours on one activity that I’ve probably lost focus with. So today, I planned that from 9am to 12pm I’d work on my assignment. I also gave myself a 30 minute leeway knowing I’d get distracted, so then at 12:30 I started writing this blog post. I gave myself an hour to do it and I’m currently 25 minutes in.

Once I’ve finished this, I’ve got from 1:35pm to 2pm to do a short piece of homework. Next I had originally planned to do flashcards for an hour but I’ve to cut that to half an hour because I’m going out today which I hadn’t expected. Then beyond that I just want to chill when I get home, if I feel like continuing with the flashcards I will but it’s not compulsory because I’ve scheduled time to do that on Sunday (so today). Doing this helps me to stay on track and actually get everything done without tiring myself out by focusing on one task too long.

The third thing that I do is have a physical paper calendar, I print mine off from this website. Not an ad, just what I’ve been using and loving for a while now. I have my calendar on my wardrobe because it’s easy to get to and I’ll see it everyday. I commonly have the current month up with the next month below it so I can see what’s happening in the near future.

I’ll usually sit down and write everything that I know is going to happen, like birthdays and school holidays, within the first few months of the year. Then I’ll add exam dates and things like that when I find out when they are. I can’t tell you how useful it is to have somewhere to scribble when my driving lesson is, doctor’s appointments or when I have a mini test. And to be able to see it all in one place so I can see how everything works out in relation to everything else. I know everyone is so tech savvy and they love digital calendars but they’ve never really worked for me. I hate getting all the notifications and trying to get it to look how I want it to. Plus I just forget to put things into it, paper calendars just work so nicely for me.

That concludes my post for this week, I hope it has helped some of you out there. Do you use any of these already? Where do you stand on the digital vs paper calendar debate? Let me know!!

Until next time 🙂

(For anyone wondering, I finished this post 10 minutes ahead of schedule)

10 things to do in 2018

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So before you all roll your eyes at me, this post isn’t strictly a new years resolution post. Think of it as more of a to do list? There are some things in here that are more resolutiony than others, but we here we go!

Get a second ear piercing (in each ear) – I’ve meaning to do this for months and honestly I just kept forgetting about it or didn’t have enough money on me when I remembered.

Write more – I’ve started getting into poetry more over the past few months but I want to practice it more, I go weeks without writing a new piece which I’m not happy about. This point also includes journalling, I haven’t been doing that as much as I would have liked and I bought my journal all the way back in April!

Pass my driving test – Maybe a little self explanatory

Read 30 books – My goal for 2017 was to read 20 books, which I managed. I have read over 30 books in a year before but that was when I wasn’t in sixth form and being given a lot of homework everyday, so we’ll see how this one goes. (Speaking of, I have a goodreads account if you wanna check that out!)

Get more books – This one sorta goes hand in hand with the last one, 2017 was the year for makeup. I was really into it and I spent a lot of my  money on it, which I don’t regret. But this coming year I’d like to buy more books and also visit the library more often again, I haven’t been in a long, long time! I’m sorta curious to try audio books, so that maybe I could listen to a book instead of music on my way to school? For anyone else who’s also curious to give audiobooks a try, click here to get yourself a free audiobook with a 30 day free trial with Audible! You can choose from over 200,000+ titles!

Do well in exams – This one is fairly obvious, but I didn’t do as well as I could’ve last year and I’m determined to do better this time around.

Start waking up early again – I partially blame the fact that it’s still almost pitch black outside when I wake up at 7am and even then I can barely get myself out of bed. I used to wake up at 5:30am, you know, back when the sun existed. I’d like to pick up that habit again and try to stick to it regardless of the lack of light outside.

Take more pictures – I’ve already started implementing this one these past few months but there’s always more that I can do and so much more to take pictures of!

Try to draw more – Not necessarily well! I love drawing and I know I’m not very good at it but I don’t see why I have to be good at something in order to enjoy it! I’m going to start with just doodles and cartoony style drawing because I don’t think anything even semi resembling real life is going to be enjoyable for me.

Continue to work on my blog – This one may seem like a bit of a ‘duh’ one for some, but up until this year I didn’t actually blog all that much! In fact doing blogtober was the kick I needed to actually start blogging and then I eventually went self hosted a month later and here we are! I want to continue to grow this lil blog, it’s been chill so far but let’s see how far I can push it.

That’s all I’ve got for now, I hope everyone has a safe new year!

Until next year 🙂

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A fresh start

Starting over is sometimes necessary but always scary.

I had another blog that some of you may know about, I’m sure a lot of you came to this blog from that one! So why did I start a new blog? I just wasn’t satisfied with it, I was making all these plans to monetise my blog but I realised that I couldn’t possibly do that when even I didn’t enjoy my own content!

I was stuck in a bit of a cycle of trying to improve my posts but ending up making them worse and then those new ones didn’t fit in with my old ones, it was a bit of a mess really! So I just felt like a fresh start was necessary. Now onto the introductions!

So for those of you who don’t who I am, and have decided to follow this brand new blog  of mine:

My name is Kirithika, I’m 17 and I live in England. And I’m not gonna lie, I do love tea. I want my blog to be a lifestyle blog, but of course that’s fairly vague so I’ll try and break it down a little so you’ll know what to expect from me. Seeing as I’m still in school, some of my posts will have something or other to do with school! I’ve started getting into baking so maybe there’ll be some of that just ~sprinkled~ in from time to time. I’m not super mega into makeup but I do like it so maybe expect some of that? It’ll all be affordable makeup seeing as I’m not about the spending £30 on an eye-shadow palette life, really do not have the funds for that! I also do love books but I don’t really write book reviews so yeah?

And aside from all of that, because really that’s what a lot of teen lifestyle blogs consist of, I’m going to branch out into more ~interesting topics~ such as sexuality, sex, mental health and all that other fun stuff that people will only whisper about. Because I don’t think any of those things should be considered shameful, and so I will talk about them shamelessly.

That’s some of what to expect but I don’t want to plan it all out too excessively because then I won’t really want to go along with it, if you get what I mean. I am currently doing blogtober on my old blog, so I will come back to this blog once I am completely done with that. November onwards! I cannot wait!! 😀

Until next time 🙂

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