Reset Your Space — How To Set Yourself Up For Success

There are eleventy billion ways to get your shit together, but there are far more obstacles to making it happen. So today I’m sharing a great trick for eliminating a lot of the ‘drag’ — all you have to do is reset your space. When you sit down to eat at a restaurant, the table is clean and tidy with a few basic things to help start you off, like menus. Similarly, when you arrive at a hotel room, the space is clean and tidy, with everything you need for an enjoyable and relaxing stay. That’s because, after the last… Onwards! ->

The ‘HowToGYST’ Holiday Checklist — Don’t Vacation Without It!

I recently spent two nights “glamping”, and we’ve a longer family holiday coming up soon, so I’ve been thinking about the kinds of things I need to do and pack before leaving the house for any extended period. If you’ve a break coming up, and hopefully you do, I’ve compiled a handy holiday checklist with some helpful hints and tips so you can actually relax, safe in the knowledge that you haven’t forgotten anything. I’ll break it up into time-frames so all your bases are covered and you’re not frantically running around at the last minute trying to remember where… Onwards! ->

What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag

My little girl went in for a minor op last week and it forced me to think about packing a hospital bag. The last time I did it, I was going in to give birth to her. Neither time was fun. But shit happens and, unfortunately, hospital stays are almost inevitable at some point in the course of your life (or the life of a loved one, ’cause you won’t necessarily always be packing a bag for yourself). While it’s unlikely to be overly enjoyable, the experience will be made much easier if you’re prepared. Like those crafty Boy Scouts — they know what’s what. And… Onwards! ->

Can Tidying Really Change Your Life? Marie Kondo Thinks So

  If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ll know that I’ve recently lost my mind and started implementing something called the KonMari Method. I’ve previously described it as comprising of two steps: Gather all your shit together in one big pile. Throw it all away. While I still maintain that that’s a pretty accurate assessment, I thought some of you might want a more detailed introduction to what it is and what it involves. The method is outlined in Marie Kondo’s book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying” (or, in some versions, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”). It’s… Onwards! ->

To Do: Write A ‘TeuxDeux’ Review — CHECK!

  I’ve mentioned before that I use a digital app for scheduling all my tasks and lists. Feels a bit sacrilegious seen as I’m usually a pen and paper gal, but the one big thing digital has going for it is the ability to easily move things around without messing them up. (And, y’know, that fancy cloud thing I’ve heard so much about.) My lists change on a very regular basis. I need to be able to edit them and add to them with ease. So I turned to the digital world to heal my woes. The main problem I had when… Onwards! ->

What Are You Waiting For? Start Using This List Today!

  There are times in your life when your ‘to do’ list is scuppered by someone or something else. You want to finish that work project, but you’re waiting on someone else to complete their share. You want to make an appointment at your favourite salon but they’re closed for refurbishments. You’re waiting for your new passport to arrive before you book flights. You want to start designing your future-build dream house but you’re waiting for your husband to get his arse in gear. (Ahem.) Or how many times have you waited for a confirmation email, or a callback, and… Onwards! ->

The GYST Top Tip For A Productive Day — How To GYST As Early As TOMORROW

  Just like the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step, so too does getting your shit together. You take it one step and one day at a time. If you’ve followed my “Start Here” series, you’ll already know what I mean. One of the first things I started doing when I decided to get my shit together was to plan out my days the night before. (Being a list-lover and a natural organiser, this wasn’t exactly difficult but hey, you’ve gotta work with what you’ve got.) Do I do it every day? Nope. Do I notice… Onwards! ->