Hi there, I’m Ieva.
And I am self-confessed planning fanatic! I pride myself on getting things done quickly and efficiently, even when I lack motivation!
In search of ways to stretch my 24 hours to a maximum, for years I have been researching and testing new methods and techniques, building habits and setting goals in order to transform my life into a smooth stress-free sailing!
And if I can do it, you can too!
It All Started As Chaos…
Having graduated with a bachelor’s Degree in Politics and Economics, my head was a complete mess. Not only I didn’t know how to achieve my goals, I actually struggled to set goals, or know what I want to do.
Having spent years in various short-term careers, I realised that life is too short to flail around without a clear plan and strategy on how to achieve your goals.
I started with New Year’s Resolutions (renowned for nobody actually sticking to them), and over the years evolved into a clear path that’s well planned.
Having graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Politics and Economics, my head was in a complete mess. Not only I didn’t know how to achieve my goals, I actually struggled to set goals, or know what I want to do. After spending years in various short-term careers, I realised that life is too short to flail around without a clear plan and strategy on how to achieve your goals.
I started with New Year’s Resolutions (renowned for nobody actually sticking to them), and over the years evolved into a clear path that’s well planned. I have found my place in the world under the title of the online content creator, sharing my acquired knowledge with all the lovely readers on my blog! And if you have a blog, you will know, that it requires careful planning and time management, to say the least!
Setting goals, carefully identifying and scheduling actions I need to take to achieve those goals and using my time effectively, simply meant that I’ve been saving time and money to spend on my other passion – Travelling! Having visited 48 countries over the last 20 years, I feel that I know a thing or two about packing, planning itineraries, and budgeting for your dream holiday!
LIVE IN: Suburbs of a small town in North Wales
GET UP: at 5 am (almost) every morning but then go to bed at 8 pm 😊
FAVOURITE CITY: Valetta, Malta
BEST SEASON: Summer
OBSESSED WITH: Journals and Planners, Cooking and Eating (I share my recipes here)
BINGE-WATCHED: First 2 seasons of Lost and 1 season of Prison Break
DREAM DESTINATION: Antarctica (fingers crossed to become true by 2023)
GO-TO EXERCISE: a variety of Les Mills Classes, but my favourite must be Body Combat!
3 WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME BEST: Introverted, Analytical, Level-Headed
MISSION STATEMENT: Do things that make you proud of yourself!
WORST AT: starting conversations with strangers and knitting, sowing, crocheting (anything that needs precision, really).
My Planning Philosophy
What I learned along the way is that planning your life, your year, your months and your day doesn’t mean you cannot be spontaneous or flexible. It means peace of mind, strategic actions and the ability to get things done (even with a complete lack of motivation) in order to get closer to your ultimate goal.
I strongly believe that planning is not about perfection. Of course, life gets in the way, the unexpected happens and time slips out of your hands sometimes.
But for me, planning is about eliminating stress from your daily life and creating smart systems that help me save time, be productive and feel pretty good about my achievements. And then rewarding myself (which is a must in your planning routine).
But Enough About Me
Let’s talk about you! Are you here to become more productive? Learn how to budget and save money? Are you saving for your dream holiday in Japan, or maybe the Maldives? Whatever it is, there is always a way to plan and organize your life and activities to achieve your goals. All you need is: