Time Management Tips

This post will help you manage your time, in order to be more productive and succeed at your job. There’s also a printable that will help you schedule your day.

Here are the steps to budget your time and still be productive.

1.Set Goals

Write down all of your goals for the day. Be realistic, don’t add too many things that you’ll know you won’t be able to achieve. That will only make you feel stressed and frustrated.

Daily Planner

2.Budget Your Time

Out of the 24 hours of the day, take off the time you spend sleeping (8 to 9 hours) and budget the rest, in order to maximize your available time. You are left with 15-16 hours, set morning and afternoon schedules.

3.Set Times

For each goal that you wrote down to accomplish during the day, add a maximum time to finish it.

4.Improvements?

Figure out what do you need to improve, what changes do you might need to make to be more productive.

Let me know if this helped you improve your time management. Thank you for reading it and, I’ll see you in my next post.

How to Work from Home and be Productive

I recently started this blog and soon realized this is what I want to do for a living. I’ve never been this happy, I finally found “my purpose”. I take this blog as serious as a job, so I work really hard on it, I’m sure this will be the way that will lead me to success.

If you are a blogger or work from home and want some inspiration to be productive, then this is the post for you. There’s also a weekly planner printable to help you organize your days, to get it, click here.

1.Wake Up Early

I like waking up early, and take my time getting ready, that way I’m not in a rush meaning I’ll be really calm and relaxed once I start working. It’s also a habit that makes me feel more productive because I have more time available to do everything I set myself to do that day.

2.Do some sort of Activity

I usually stretch and do a little bit of yoga and, sometimes I even do a small workout. This makes me feel very alert and ready to tackle my day. Keep in mind, running after your children to get them ready counts as a workout haha.

3.Set Goals for the Day

This step will make you feel pressured (in a positive way) to accomplish everything you set yourself to achieve for the day. Make a realistic list, or you’ll be frustrated. I like to see it in a weekly planner, like that it’s easier for me to plan according to what I did the previous day. Also, at the end of the week, you will feel like you were super productive, that will boost your confidence, and it will make you improve on your work every day.

4.Plan Out your Meal

At the end of every day, I like to make a small list with ideas for meals for the following day. This saves me a lot of time meaning I get to get more things done.

5.Have Fun

Now that you spend your day being extremely productive, you deserve to have fun and relax. Be with your family and friends, watch a few episodes of your favourite series, just enjoy your time. Don’t forget to be proud of your achievements, you might not have the results right away, but you will have them!

Thank you so much for reading it, and let me know if you have more tips to be productive! I will see you in my next post.

How to become an Organised Person

Among my friends and family, I’m known by “The List girl”! It’s funny, I’ve always been like this, I remember making lists for my mum to give to Santa haha! Being organised is really in my personality. I decided to share a few tips that will help you to become an organised person.

1.Start by Organising your Home

Having your home organised will help you to get in the spirit! Organise your bedroom and kitchen and the spaces you spend more time in.

2.Organise your Mind

Write in a journal, write down your emotions and thoughts. Sometimes we need to de-clutter our minds in order to have a more organised life! This is a great habit for your mental health too!

3.Start making Small Lists

Have two or three goals for the day and write them down. Make sure to tick them out as you achieve them.

4.Start Planning your Week

Write down at least one goal to achieve per day, it will motivate you, and it will get you in the habit of planning out everything.

5.Make this a Habit

Make all the steps above a habit.

It takes 21 days to make or break a habit. Give yourself time to get in the spirit and have fun doing it.

Thank you so much for reading it, and I’ll see you in my next post.

How to keep Track of your Finances

Being in control of our money is something we all aim to do. The only way to do it is to be organised with your finances. On this post, I’ll be sharing with you what I do to keep track of my finances. I use a Personal Finance Binder to keep track of everything. These are the spreads:

1.Budget

The first thing I like to do is to write down my budget. I know exactly how much I need to spend on my needs (rent, groceries, bills, etc), making it easier to manage the rest of the money. Since I started writing down my budge, I realised that I could make higher payments towards debt, which was amazing!

2.Bills

I like to track my bills and add the payment receipts in a plastic folder at the end of this spread.

3.Expenses

I track all of my expenses! I split them into categories, and I always make sure to analyse them at the end of the month. It helped me a lot because I was able to see where I was spending my money, and I used to buy so many unnecessary things, and this made me break that habit.

4.Debt Tracker

I like to write down all of my debts and how much is left to pay, the payments I make with the dates and everything.

5.Savings Tracker

I usually write down my savings goal for each category, and keep track of the amounts I add until I’ll reach the wanted amount.

6.Important Documents

This spread is the last one of the binder. I keep every single document related to this topic in plastic folders. From the water, electricity, gas and rent contracts to my tax payment receipts. I keep them all in there, so I know where they are if I ever need them.

I have a Personal Finance Binder to download for sale that is just like mine. I’ll leave the link below if you’re interested!

Personal Finance Binder (Black and White Theme)

Personal Finance Binder (Green Theme)

Personal Finance Binder (Pink Theme)

Thank you so much for reading it, and I’ll see you in my next post.

15 Ways to Save Money

On this post I’ll be sharing with you 15 things you can start doing that will help you save money.

1.Make a Shopping List

Make sure to only grocery shop with a list, it will help you not to buy what you don’t need.

2.Eat Before Grocery Shopping

If you go grocery shopping with an empty stomach, you’ll most likely buy a lot of snacks and things you don’t need.

3.Make your own Meals

Cooking your own meals will help you save a lot of money, and you can make healthier meals which are also amazing for your body.

4.Make Your Own Bread

Bread is something that most of us eat several times a day. Making it yourself will help you save a lot of money. You can make several at a time and freeze the dough.

5.Buy Clothes on Sale

Only buy clothes on sale, you’ll be able to get more for less.

6.Buy in Bulk and Freeze

Buy fruit and veggies and freeze them. This is great for smoothies and soup!

7.Buy Detergents on Sale

When the detergents are on sale, you can get several and have a little stash at home.

8.Have a Budget

Make sure to write down your budget. Being aware of how much you can spend on every category will help you increase your savings. 

9.Be Organised

This tip goes along with the previous one. Being organised with your finances will help you increase your savings and your ability to saving money. There’s a downloadable planner that includes a budget spread, a shopping list, an expense tracker, a bill tracker, a debt tracker, and a meal planner. I’ll leave the link to it down below if you’re interested.

Money Planner (A4)

Money Planner (A5)

10.Turn Off the Light

Turn off the lights when you’re not in the room.

11.Meal Plan

Meal planning will help you buy only what you need, and it will also help you to control the costs of each meal.

12.Take your lunch with you

Prepare your snacks and lunch at home and take them with you to work. 

13.Sell your clothes

Sell the clothes you no longer wear and put that money towards savings or debt payments, for example.

14.Make your own Cleaning Supplies

Make your own cleaning products at home, this will help you save money and the environment.

15.Workout at Home

Working out at home instead of going to the gym will help you save thousands!

So, these are all the tips I have for you. Thank you so much for reading it, and I’ll see you in my next post.

How to Save Money on your Household

We all look for ways to save money so we can buy things that will add happiness to our lives. Spending money on our household is unavoidable, but in this post, I’ll be sharing with you a few tips that will help help you save money on your household.

1.Budget and Plan

First of all, you need to be aware of how much you can spend on your household expenses! Also, don’t forget to plan what you need to buy. Staying organised will help you save money. I have really cute planners that include everything you need to keep track of your budgets, expenses, bills, savings, shopping lists, etc. I’ll leave them down below if you’re interested.

Planner (A5) Yellow Theme

Planner (A4) Yellow Theme

2. Buy reusable cleaning cloths
This will save you a lot of money. You’ll just have to put them in the washer once you’re done using them and it’s beneficial for the environment!

3. Figure out when it’s cheaper to do your laundry
Depending on the time of the day that you’re doing your laundry, you’ll be able to save energy and money. Just check your contract.

4. Buy your supplies only on sale
Get your supplies when they’re on sale, there are amazing deals, and it will make you save so much money!

5. Have a little stack at home
This tip goes along with the previous one. When they’re on sale, instead of getting just one, get a couple and have a little stack of them. You’ll pay less for all of the products, and you won’t have to worry about it every month. 

6. Make some supplies yourself
If you have the time, then you should definitely give this one a go! There are so many recipes online. They’re quite easy to make, and I love making them, especially all-purpose sprays. This will save you a lot of money, and it’s really good for your health and the environment.

Thank you for reading, and I’ll see you in my next post.

The 3 steps before Starting your own Business

Starting your own business is such an exciting moment. On this post, I’ll be sharing with you the 3 things you need to do before starting your own business.

1.Budget

Create a budget to figure out how much you’ll be spending to start your business. The budget should include the investments you’ll have to make on products for your business, the place you’ll be selling your products (website, physical store, etc), other expenses you’ll have, and a certain amount that you will need to survive while your business doesn’t have profit.

2. Investing

Most people want to start a business without making investments, but that’s not how things work. Remember, you’re investing in your future, so it’s a good investment.

3. Knowledge

Before actually starting your business, gather all the knowledge you will need. Learn all about marketing strategies, money management, etc.

Be positive, and know that everything will work out! I wish you the best of luck with your new journey!

Thank you for reading it, and I’ll see you in my next post.

How to Get Good Grades

On today’s post, I’ll be sharing with you my main tips on how to get good grades. This post can help students, mothers whose kids are in school or adults that are thinking about furthering their education.

Here’s how you can get good grades.

1.Take Notes

When you’re in class, and your professor is explaining the matter, take as many notes as you can. This will help you retain more of what you heard in class, and it will help you study once you’re home.

2. Ask Questions

Don’t be afraid to ask for a better explanation about the topics you’re not fully understanding, your professor won’t mind, and it will help you get better grades.

3. Study Every Single Day

You need to keep your memory fresh and studying every day will help you understand everything better and not forget the little details. You’ll also feel more comfortable when it comes to exams or essays.

4. Plan Everything

Be on top of the exam days and make sure to write down what you need to study. This will help you to be more organised and more productive. Check these Planners that I’ve made, they were a life saver for me! Your grades will definitely improve with them.  

Student’s Planner(A4): University, High School. (Gold Theme)

Student’s Planner(A5): University, High School. (Gold Theme)

Student’s Planner (A4): University, High School. (Green Theme)

Student’s Planner (A5): University, High School. (Green Theme)

5. Sleep

You need to have at least 8 hours of sleep per night. Your memory will be sharper, and you’ll be in a better mood to study!

I hope this was helpful and good luck with your studies!

Thank you for reading it, and I’ll see you in my next post.

How to Stop Living Beyond your Means

It’s quite tempting to live with things we can’t afford. We see it all the time in social media, people sell a lifestyle, and we want it. We want the same cars, houses, holidays, etc. Most of us can’t afford it (and it’s normal) so, they get loans and spend the rest of their lives living above their means. On this post, I’ll be sharing with you what you can do to start living below your means and save for what you want without getting into debt.

1.Budget

Setting up a budget is crucial. Set up one that works for you and for your family.

2. Stop getting loans

Start focusing on getting several savings accounts instead of getting loans. This will have a huge impact on your personal finances.

3. Prioritise

Change your priorities. Saving money will get you the things you want without loans, so move to a smaller house, sell your car, cook your own meals, etc. Start changing your lifestyle in order to maximize your savings.

4. Make Changes

After all these steps, acknowledge what you did wrong and what you need to adapt. Don’t see it as a negative thing or a setback, see it as improvements to reach the perfect method for you.

I hope this post was useful, thank you for reading it, and I’ll see you in my next post.