Lorraine Murphy, author of Get Remarkably Organised, is the queen of organising your life and work. Here she shares her nuggets of gold for mastering organisation in 2019.

One of the biggest gifts you can give yourself to get more organised in 2019 is to start to think about your Future Self – so doing anything that will help you later on in the day, the next morning or the following week.  For me, that means planning meals a week in advance, picking out my outfits the night before, writing my to do list for the next day at the end of my work day, having a difficult conversation today instead of procrastinating on it, and so on.

Making time to plan is another key one for me.  I sit down on a Sunday afternoon and go through my calendar for the week ahead, and plan in childcare, my exercise, my business time and dates with my husband or friends.  My husband sits with me while we do this, and it means that we’re both aligned as we head into a fresh week, and the scope for assumptions is limited.  I also colour code my calendar (I use Google Calendar) so I can see at a glance how my week is looking.

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