July 22, 2018

Musings: How To Get On Top Of Your Personal Life Admin

Please note, this post is in collaboration with Head Office Finder.

Personal life admin can sometimes feel like the bane of your life. You might be tired of doing admin in your day-to-day life or have it pushed on to you by other people so I’m here to remind you how to get on top of it.

Break It Down

Don’t make it more than it is. It is just something you need to do to get to the next stage in life. I always see things as relative, so if I need to do something like book a dentist appointment, I know my future-self will thank me when I no longer have that toothache.

Make A List

Much like you need to break it down, you will also need a list of things you need to do. Using the Notes app on your phone or a spreadsheet is a great way to keep track of things and make notes where necessary. Example, you may have an item that suddenly becomes faulty and you’ll need to find the number for it, this is where Head Office Finder comes in, providing a place with all the useful numbers to get in touch with restaurants, retail stores and manufacturers.

Me thinking about all the work I need to do…

Pick A Day

Instead of overwhelming yourself will all the personal admin you have to do, pick a day every month and get it done. Turn off your phone, log out of all social media, make some coffee and get it done. I would always suggest making this day the ‘first’ of each month, so either the first Saturday or Sunday. That way, with a new month, you can feel fresh again and feel like you’re getting it over and done with.

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Give Yourself Deadlines

Some deadlines are set in stone by external powers like HMRC. Instead of scrambling last-minute to submit a tax return or annual accounts, get them done two weeks or month in advance. This will give you enough time to correct any mistakes and get extra help if you need it.

Read more: Musings: Preparation is the Key to Anything

How do you tackle your personal admin?

Char xo

Please note, this post is in collaboration with Head Office Finder.

9 responses to “Musings: How To Get On Top Of Your Personal Life Admin”

  1. beereaderbooks says:

    Deadlines definitely work for me especially realising what I need to fit in around other events etc

  2. Lupe says:

    Making a deadline is really helpful to make sure I get things done

  3. justnatonya says:

    Hey Char! Nice tips, I agree getting your schedule set for the first day of the month is perfect. Time management is so necessary for being consistent and getting things done 🤗

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  4. olliviette says:

    First of all…I just love the look of this site!! So. Yes.

    Giving myself a deadline is the number one way I get anything done. I am the biggest procrastinator and I’ll be sitting doing EVERYTHING but what needs to be done. I stay laughing at people who think I’m organized.

    The pick a day trick is one of my favs. That’s my “girl we gon show them who is boss” day, which usually means I’m tired of pretending I’ve been working. But I’m being hard on myself, in the last two months or so I’ve been super on top of my stuff so who knows…I might be a changed woman!

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Welcome to my little space on the internet, known as Memoirs and Musings. I’m Char, short for Charlotte and my blog/website/diary is dedicated to documenting my Memoirs and Musings, hence the name. I wouldn’t say I was your ‘typical’ blogger either. I don’t care about getting the perfect flatlay or feeling bad for not posting, I just enjoy writing. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading. Anyway, I love to travel, indulge in a glass of white wine, when plans are cancelled and purchase overpriced make up.  I guess that’s me in a nutshell, trying to figure out this thing called life, have fun and never lose sight.