The struggle is real. Getting shit done is bloody hard. We have longer working hours, a million things vying for our attention from Facebook to Sky News to Game of Thrones and Made in Chelsea and life administration is never-ending. Seriously, the list is endless…
For example, my list of tasks right now consists of the following (and clearly in no particular order)
- Renew driver licence
- Send phone in for repair
- Buy Christmas presents
- Use M+S voucher before it expires
- Use hotel voucher before it expires (on the list for 12 months)
- Use hair voucher before it expires (on the list for 3 months)
- Eat bananas before they go bad*
- Change address on bank statements
- Arrange to meet X for lunch
- Confirm dates for dinner with X
- Decide on New Years plan
- Upload photos on my phone to the cloud
- Get rid of microwave (last used in 1992)
- Sort out the boiler (no hot water upstairs for 3 months)
*Expiry-panic is a constant theme as you can see…
Adulting is so bloody hard. How do you prioritise? How do you avoid distraction? How do you not get swallowed up by the sheer, overwhelming eternity of it all? Sometimes it is just easier to watch six hours of Law and Order SVU (all episodes you’ve seen) while eating stale cereal because you can’t face doing the food shop.
And the most repellent thing about life administration? The rise of “inspo” organisers (we’re looking at you Kate Spade and Ban.do) – smug, entitled and a constant reminder of your failings as an Organisation Ninja. We MUCH rather the concept of “getting shit done” – it seems so much easier to talk in terms of “important shit” “less important shit” “shit I’d much rather be doing”…because organising health insurance and buying toilet roll does not require “but first, coffee” or “I am very busy” motivational reminders.
Three cheers to Ohh Deer and Mi Goals for introducing the concept of no-nonsense organisation. It requires straight-to-the-point, kick-up-the-arse, stop-wasting-time, affirmative action. Let’s get real people – stop patting yourself on the back because “today is gonna be a good day” and “you’re a total champ” and just get the damn shit done.
You can buy Ohh Deer stationary direct from site and Asos stocks a good selection. Mi Goals is an Australian company, so be mindful of the delivery times; Etsy is a great place to source Mi Goals also and you can nab similar “Get Shit Done” stationary bits from smaller, independent designers.
Go forth and conquer.