11 TIDY HABITS for Back to School + Your Home Office | ANN LE

11 TIDY HABITS for Back to School + Your Home Office | ANN LE


– Hi, loves, how’s it going? It’s Ann. Welcome back to my channel. So back to school is coming up and I’m pretty sure a lot of you guys have like a study office,
work desk or a home office. I have a home office
because I work at home a lot and it’s very important to me on how I set my space and my environment because it plays a huge
role in my productivity. So today, I am going to share with you all of my best practices and
what I do to stay productive. So if you are into organization or if you are looking for some new ways on how to improve your workspace or just your overall environment
and home, keep on watching. So for tip number one, start the day off with the right mindset. Before reaching for your phone, take a moment and process
through your thoughts and what you want to
accomplish for the day. Ask yourself if you want
to focus on just relaxing or you want to get things
done and feel productive. In the morning, I usually like to do a 10 to 15 minute meditation. It’s a really nice way to clear your mind, clear your thoughts of all the things that are just running wildly in your head. After meditation, I
immediately go to my journal, open it up and do a mind dump. When I do a mind dump, I write down everything
that’s in my thoughts. This step is like my morning therapy. I can let go of all the
clutter that’s in my head and just hold on to the
more uplifting thoughts that will help me move forward. In the past few years, I’ve just been so used to
the fast paced lifestyle that I do not give myself
any time in the morning to just reset my mind and I highly recommend for you to try this if you are always on the go and if you’re always super busy. Just set aside 20 minutes for yourself, have a little me time so that way you can reset your
mind, clear out your thoughts and then you can continue your day with a whole, fresh, new outlook. Step number two, organize your checklists. Keep your mind dump notes on the side so that way you can organize
them onto two lists. One list that I keep by my workstation is all my daily tasks
that I want to accomplish in order to reach my long-term goals then on the wall, I have
more of my monthly goals, things that I need to
accomplish for the month. By separating my notes, it
helps me to stay more focused. I like to keep my daily
tasks near my workstation. This way, I don’t get distracted easily or get sidetracked. I tend to go on my phone and then forget about what
I am doing at the moment so having my notes right
here looking right back at me really helps me to get back
on track and finish my work. On the wall is where I
organize my monthly goals. I find it super helpful
to have a separate place to just place my monthly goals. It gives me more clarity
just by looking at it and not mixing it up with other notes. I usually have my bullet journal where I keep all my notes
consolidated in one area and then I would break up my notes so that way it could help me with focusing on just getting
things done one at a time. Organizing your notes will
help you with tip number three which is focus on today and commit to, if you let your mind drift
off to future projects, you may feel overwhelmed or lose focus with more tasks just piling up. Having a long-term plan versus
a short-term plan to-do list really helps you just stay
focused on one thing at a time. Number four is to take action. Now, taking action is always
easy said than done, right? So I would recommend
that you start your day with something that you like the least and something that you know you will most likely procrastinate on. This way, you can get
it done, out of the way and then reward yourself with
a task that is more enjoyable and that makes you happy. If you’re feeling a little
overwhelmed over your mess, the first step you can do is
consolidate all your clutter. It’s better than just sitting
there doing nothing about it. Instead, take action so that way you can get into
the momentum of cleaning up. That way, when it comes to deep cleaning, half the work is done. All you have to do is put
everything in its rightful home. This leads us to number six and
that is to compartmentalize. Find and destinate a home
for everything that you use. This way, it can create a healthy habit of putting things in its rightful place. Sometimes, the workspace
can look cluttered even after you organize and clean up. To minimize the clutter in accumulation, purchase items that has multiple purposes. It can also be served as
a shelf to hold my plant and it also makes a cute
piece of desk decor. Another tip that really helps me and prevents me from procrastinating when it comes to cleaning is having a miscellaneous bin nearby. So I would keep this bin
on my shelf or on my desk. Sometimes, other people
would come into my office and leave their things around or sometimes I would just
bring things from another room into my office like for
instance my nail polish bottles, my fake lashes, all that kinda stuff. They would just lay around my desk and I would feel too lazy to put them away so by having a miscellaneous box, I can just consolidate them
all into this one place and on the day that I have to clean then I would just take
them to its rightful place. A new habit I started this year is to keep my cleaning supplies nearby. I like to keep my DIY cleaner and reusable towel on my shelf. It makes cleaning very convenient because everything is
right there for me to use. Making my own DIY
all-purpose spray cleaner is beneficial because I’m
using all natural ingredients and at the same time, I get to store it in this pretty amber bottle which I can display on the shelf without having it stand out too much. 10th tip is to have a recycle, donation and trash bin in your room. This is a great way to sort
out your unwanted items and at the same time help out
your community in recycling. Alright, so we are onto the last tip. Now, tidying up is not just
about disposing things, getting rid of things. It’s also about bringing
happiness into your workspace. Don’t be afraid to decorate your desk with something that
reflects your personality. Try adding a house plant, a picture frame or even a DIY project on your desk to make it feel more inviting. To me, the simplest joy in life can make a big impact on your workflow. At the end of the day, you
just want to feel happy, relaxed and excited to work again. So the first thing you can
do is try out these steps and start making a difference
in your work environment. I hope you enjoy them. Give this video a thumbs up if you do and if you have anything
you would like to share with the rest of us, make sure
to comment below this video. Thank you all so much for watching. I love you and I will see you soon. Ciao.


91 thoughts on “11 TIDY HABITS for Back to School + Your Home Office | ANN LE

  1. the atmosphere of this video is so positive and comforting! also thanks for making these tips super useful and easy (im a slob and cleaning and organizing makes me want to cry a little bit 🙁

  2. You're such an inspiration. I'll be rewatching this video a lot in the future week as I'm getting ready for the new school year.

  3. This video is perfect for me! I'm about to move into my dorm, and I need to make sure I stay organized and take care of myself

  4. Great video Ann! Thank God we have you for all this tips and guides. I have one question, do you know the dimensions of your dark brown desk? I have to pick a desk for myself and I dont know what dimensions will be optimal and what should it look like.

  5. My brain is non-functional for about an hour after I wake up. So a notebook for brain dump would be completely useless to me. I need something to get my brain to start working more quickly when I wake up.

  6. Honestly, if I try to do the meditation right after I wake up for ten minutes, I will probably sleep back 😂😂

  7. does anyone know where I could find the wooden multiorganiser she has on her desk, the one where she stores her markers? I really like it.

  8. Best tip I ever got was to have only 3 things you HAVE to do by the end of the day. They can be as big and small as you like, but as someone with mental health issues it helps me feel productive and positive at the end of the day. Some days it is just get dressed, go for a walk and have a bath, other days it's do my work, organise my desk and cook a healthy meal.

  9. Love this! The tips, your color scheme, the way you organize things, your decor and of course your personality! Thank you 🙂

  10. I saw some copic markers in this video on your desk. Any chance we can get a video soon about them and how you use them, or a drawing etc ?

  11. Hello Ann! Can you share your diy cleaner idea? I just bumped into your channel a couple of months ago and so enjoy it!

    Thank you for taking time to share!
    ❤

  12. I can only do my Me Time when my kid is at school. I wake up, jump off from bed, go to the kitchen and cook breakfast and prepare my husband's and daughter's lunches. You have a son, right? You're so lucky not to do the things a mom does every morning.. how I wish I have that freedom.

  13. I really like this video and your channel. Can you tell me where you got your, dump box (the black and white one) and the black post it notes? Keep.up the great videos!

  14. I really think all this tips will work great if applied to the house overall. I realized I already do some of them, I will make an effort to apply them all. thanks 🙂

  15. Love the mind dumping in a journal idea! But for me whenever I try writing out my mind, it either goes away or my hand is slower than my mind ☹️ tips anyone? I'd really appreciate it 😇

  16. What did u use for the desk cleaner?(like i mean what ingredients )😍 ….btw..sorry idk if i have here some mistakes Im from not english speaking country

  17. I love this and can relate so much…. I work from home too.
    On meditation: I listen to Louis Hay's Morning & Evening Meditation and it helps me start and end my day with a peaceful mind frame. If I have early appointments I listen to the morning meditation while prepping and putting on makeup… makes me feel beautiful inside and out.

  18. Hi. So many great tips- thank you! Where did you get those coasters that are on your nightstand and your robe?

  19. I love your videos. THANK YOU. I literally come here to just exhale. Like deep breath in and even deeper breath out. Thank youuuuuu 💕

  20. I really love ur videos…I just got watched it today & It's really useful and I like ur ideas…i aldy subscribed too so keep up with more videos hahaxD

  21. Hi I love your videos! Where did you get the cactus from
    The pink pot? Thank
    You so much for your time! Happy new year ❤️

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