My week in a Word is a weekly opportunity for me to reflect on what has happened in the past seven days. For those of you who like the idea of writing a journal, I find it an easier way to do this and of course it’s very mindful. I publish this post every Monday.
Fortnight; isn’t that two weeks??
Yes, for those of you who are more on the ball, this post is actually about the last two weeks. Some of you might have noticed I didn’t upload anything last week. That’s because this past fortnight has been CRAZY! And that’s putting it mildly.
Just to catch any of you up who haven’t been following, I recently started a new job. This has led to a major breakdown in my usual routine of content creation and general work/life balance. I have been staying away a lot, and although I do take my laptop with me, finding the time to write/film when you’re hobnobbing with the new boss is a lot easier said than done.
Searching for a Solution
So what have I been up to in this past fortnight to rectify this? Well, mainly relying on my planners, and reminders on my phone to keep me sane. I’m not sure if you’ve gathered yet, but I HATE being disorganised. Organisation doesn’t come naturally to me, I easily get myself into a right mess if I don’t get on top of things. The bit I hate though is letting people down (including myself) by forgetting things. This is why I like to have some sort of a routine and be vaguely organised. My little brain only has so much space in it and sometimes information falls out if I try to squeeze too much in.
So, for the past fortnight I have been trying to find a new way to get myself organised. After much trial and error I think I might have found the technique for me. Planning. I mean, I loves me a planner, but I now own three; work, blog and home. I already had the work and blog one, which have always kept me afloat. The new one is my home one. This is the one I use for pretty much everything that isn’t covered in the first two planners (So quite a lot!).
When I left my last job, my wonderful team clubbed together and bought me a Passion Planner. If you haven’t met these planner yet, head over to the website and check them out! I also do a little bit of a tour of mine in my last vlog. (I should note here this isn’t a sponsored post, I just really bloody love this planner!!) Having used this planner for about 3 weeks now and I am very quickly falling in love with it. My favourite bit is letting my creative side out by making it pretty. I’m not very arty, so it’s not exactly worthy of displaying in the Tate Modern, but I just enjoy having some fun with it.
So fingers crossed this keep working for me. I hope it won’t effect my content creation too much, but if it does I’m sorry in advance! Hopefully you can sympathise, it is so hard to adapt to a new routine sometimes. Especially when that new routine is no routine!