Thoughts of the week
No matter who you are and what you no, being organised is important to be efficient, effective and less stressed in your environment and general life.
Here are a some of the main things to focus on to ensure you’re on top of stuff:
- Attitude – You need to have the mind set of an organised person before you even begin to start. Think how and why is this going to improve things then go from there.
- Night before – Planning what you are going and to do and packing accordingly the night before will allow less wasted time the next day. You can wake up and just get on with your to-do list.
- Having a calendar (electronic or paper) is a must to ensure you do how, what, who, why and when. Crossing things of once done will give you a huge sense of satisfaction.
- Notebook – You never know when you are going to need to write down new, or look up old, information so ensure you have a somewhere you can keep notes.
- Delegate – If you feel overwhelmed with the volume of things that need to be done then start giving other people things to do to lighten your workload. This can applied at home, in the office or even in a sports performance environment. Don’t overload yourself.
- Buy less and throw away more – If you haven’t used something in over a year, give it away or throw it out. Only buy things you really need rather than would quite like!
- Storage – Ensure you have somewhere to put, store and/or file your stuff. Don’t leave it out in piles or different places, make the effort to keep it tidy all the time.
- Time is money – Treat your time like it’s your money. Don’t give it away for free or let other people take it form you. Be selfish for the right reasons and only accommodate when your happy too.
- Menu – Plan you meals for the week. Work out where you are going to be and what is the most sensible thing to eat to maintain a healthy balanced diet. Breakfast and dinner are usually easy to do as people tend to be at home during these times. Lunch and snacks can prove more tricky if you’re out and about so make things to take with you or at least decide where, when and what you are going to eat for lunch based on location.
- Training schedule – Your training, whether it is for a health/wellness goal or a sports performance goal, is on as successful as how well it is planned/periodised! Working out why, what, when and how much over long (macro), medium (meso) and short (micro) time periods is key to success and progression. Coinciding this with a the best possible nutrition is a must to ensure maximal success.
- Accountability – Holding your self accountable for what your intend to get do in a specific timeframe is a great way of avoid distraction and making excuses. Simply telling someone else what you intend to do or and by when, or setting a clear team deadline, will put the right amount of pressure on yourself to ensure it is followed through. By don’t doing this it’s easy to put it off or not do it at all.
- Reward yourself – Make sure you get the balance right of work and play, on and off, in and out! You will exhaust yourself and become less productive if you just keep going without taking a break. Once the task(s) is/are completed, reward yourself with something that relaxes and rests your body and mind.
Look to include the above from tomorrow and see how much more organised you can become…
Recipe of the week
Quorn lettuce wraps
- Remove leaves from iceberg lettuce & rinse. Set to one side to dry.
- Slice & dice mixed peppers, carrots, red chilli & mushrooms. Fry in a wok with a splash of olive oil until they start to soften. Add the Quorn & sauce (250ml vegetable stock, soy sauce, siracha, sesame oil, fish oil, hoisin sauce & some of white wine vinegar). Simmer for 10-15 mins until the sauce starts to thicken.
- Combine & serve as in picture, with some additional sauce in a pot to add if needed.
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