Hi friends!! Let me tell you in the beginning itself that I am not a very organised person, though I always start off being organised and then it just goes off in a few days. Probably, I am very lazy to stay organised. I have tried many times and failed miserably. This time, however, I have made a pact that no matter what, I am going to stay organised. It makes life simpler and also you do not have the stress of losing things.
I have always had the craze for self -improvement books. Whenever I go to Crossword Bookstores I always end up reading a self-improvement book. Even after reading many self-improvement books, I don’t seem to have improved 😊. The book that actually made me think twice about being organised is ‘HOW TO BULLET PLAN’ by Rachel Wilkerson Miller. I love stationery and I love writing. This is one of the reasons why I picked up this book. I use about 5 diaries to record various things happening with me daily (yes, I agree I am insane, but I love stationery). So, whenever I travel, I have to carry these five diaries with me. This book changed the entire perspective of maintaining different diaries for me. In just one simple book, you can have everything you want. The thing that pushed me towards Bullet Journaling is that you can customise it the way you want. There are no restrictions at all. For me, starting off with my first Bullet Journaling is the first step towards being organised.
Once I started off with my Bullet Journal, I realised that being organised is not difficult. If you follow few simple things on a daily basis, believe me, your life will get sorted. I have started off with as simple a thing as tracking how much water I consume everyday (I do not drink water at all, unless or otherwise required). Now, updating my Water Tracker in my Journal makes me drink water. It may sound stupid, but it has made a difference to me. It has made me gradually move towards a healthier me and will, in turn, result in lesser medications and fewer hospital visits in the future.
This was just an example. Like the water tracker, I have included sleep tracker, a Selfcare Routine, a To-do list, Habit Tracker, list of things I love and hate, Gratitude Log, etc. Jotting down on a daily basis the various things that matter to me, will reduce the pressure on my brain (I might not have one, but, by chance, if there is one, then it would really do the job).
I don’t have to unnecessarily remember things. I can write it down and in turn, I can use the storage in my brain for other things. Writing down on a daily basis also gives you a little confidence because you know where you are headed to and you feel like you have little control over your life. I had a very good memory few years ago. In the past year or so, my memory has gone for a toss. One of the reasons, probably, is I haven’t tried hard enough to get it back. A Bad Memory is one of the worst things to happen if you want to organise yourself. There have been instances where I have totally forgotten where my keys were and as a result I have ransacked the entire house in search of it.
Bullet Journaling has made me take my first step towards being organised. After I started off with it, I started realising that the things are falling in place slowly and I am sure I will one day get my super memory back. The only important thing that needs to be done is to shed your laziness and update your journal every night before going to sleep, so that there are no issues pending at the back of your mind, which will in turn would have given you a restless sleep. A disturbed sleep is the major cause for everything. If you get a restful sleep, then majority of your work is done. You will feel fresh and less lazy, which in turn leads to you being very organised.
Yeah, my sister might be laughing loudly, probably, falling off the chair/cot, but believe me Madhi, ‘you will see a new me’. Yes, I know I have made these statements every single day, but this time it is on a more serious note. As I already stated earlier this is my first step towards self- improvement and in turn, getting organised, you will get to read more and more posts under this new segment ‘Self-Improvement’ from now on. I know, I am running for my life before my sister beats me up. See you soon..