Saturday, 28 January 2012

Getting Organised = Getting Motivated

Good Afternoon, it's me again, I don't think I have blogged so regularly in ages!
The reason is, I have finally forced myself to be a bit more organised regarding this old blog, which means I am finding it much easier to type up posts and such, as I feel really motivated!

The best thing I have done this year is to catalogue all the post and projects I want to complete by making little labels for each and sticking them on my living room wall. I saw this Idea on Elsie's blog - A Beautiful Mess and loved it, I can confirm after spending the last few weeks writing labels and drawing pictures (which I really enjoyed) I am so happy that I did as it is working a treat!

One giant mosaic To-Do List
Normally I write a list of all the things I want to and HAVE to do, but it usually gets misplaced, or accidentally recycled, or tucked away somewhere when I can't face it anymore. So this is great as I can add to it and move it around as much as my fickle brain needs without having to write a new list. It also is so nice that I have finally got my thoughts and ideas in one place which means I feel much more relaxed about it than ever before, which in turn means I feel motivated enough to actually do some of the tasks I have set, and seeing them all together makes me realise I have more ideas and unfinished projects than I would have thought!

....the Completed side.
It's not going to be a permanent fixture but for now I am really enjoying it being there to remind me what I have to do and as it sits above my radiator the little notes wave at me while I'm sitting watching TV reminding me I should be being active rather than just vegging out in front of TOWIE (or Dog the Bounty Hunter :)).

Another great idea and one I am all for, as it will fit in nicely with my grand plans for this year, is from Miss Katie over at The Little Red Squirrel. She has come up with The UFO/Stash busting Project which means cataloguing all your Stashed fabrics, yarn and UFO's (..I've gotta lotta those!) and working towards...well busting them, into something new or finished! If you want to join in then hop on over click the link in my sidebar!

So I'm going to spend the remainder of the day cataloguing my fabric and yarn...sewing patterns and knitting patterns... and zips...and buttons....and trimmings...ooh and beads.....and...I could be gone some time:)

Have a great Saturday where ever you are!
Wendy x x


  1. You know, I've just made a similar system myself (not only for my blog, but for my life). I think its very smart, and it really works! And I find that I have a lot more spare time now than what I used to, and it feels so great to actually get things done ;)
    Good luck with your organizing, I'm sure it will make everything easier :)

    1. Thank you!! It is such as simple thing but works really great, I love the fact that you have included your life in it too! I think I will have give it a go! x

  2. I'm so thrilled your raking part in my little project, it's going to be so much fun! Good luck with the cataloguing, I'm going to write a post soon about how I've organised my to do list in terms of stash busting soon, it's actually been incredibly therapeutic to get everything sorted out :) I also loved that technique from A Beautiful Mess, if I could only stay in a place for longer than two weeks then I would definitely give it a go myself!

    1. Its a pleasure! I'm really looking forward to get cracking! It will be so much easier knowing there are other people doing it to, to keep the motivation going!...back to the stash sorting:) x

  3. Very inspirational! I've been getting on with some UFO knitting not touched since last year and housework this morning as I know that Dog the Bounty Hunter is on for a few hours this afternoon.... ;)

  4. Im glad you liked it I'm currently taking a DTBH break from my sorting...well it would be rude not to! xx

  5. Ha ha cute post-it mosaic. I'd need a pretty big wall if I did one of those! x

  6. very orgainised I really like the way this done, I'm a total list girl I must write atleast one everday! So exciting to see what everyone is getting into the swing of in 2012. x x x

  7. Hei! I just found your blog and it is amazing!

    I am following your blog and I hope you will follow mine too!

    Ana V

  8. Hahaha, I saw the same tutorial and am just trying to get the motivation together to make my own post-it note wall ... I need to find a wall that I've already decorated or just hurry up and finish a wall so I can get started on the important things like organise my blog too!

  9. This is such a great idea! SO great infact that I have made my own on the inside of my craft room door :)
    I'm going to do a blog post on it at some point but I have even organised mine into columns according to how much time they are likely to take... what a geek I am!
    It helps to have a visual reminder of everything that needs doing and I am actually doing stuff off the list - yay :D