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7 steps to personal organization

Personal organization is the key to success in life, I believe.

Since she was very young I had to organize to be able to study and work at the same time. I don’t think the personal organisation EXPERT, but I developed my way using techniques I’ve learned working in the area of quality and processes.

Over the years I’ve been improving on work with projects and planning to apply in everything I do.

Before you start making lists and spreadsheets, the first step is to identify what upsets me.

Sometimes, it is the telephone, the internet, my anxiety, laziness or excessive activity. So, I need to look at what’s making me messy and be realistic with myself.

Learned from the art of war: Knowing who the enemy is I know how to fight.

For each of the things that clutter I have how to make a different plan of action.

Stop procrastinating is the second step.

I have to mute the phone, block Facebook, take the TV from the outlet and do a darn effort for my brain to concentrate. If I get carried away by the procrastination I get increasingly disorganized.

So, I use some techniques to focus and complete my activities and put breaks throughout the day to follow the organization without freaking out.

Now, the third step is as a psychological pressure: admit it’s embarrassing being disorganized!

Seriously, it works! Look at your stuff or schedule is all messed up and feel ashamed. This will make you want to change and strive. you’re halfway to you better and not go back.

If you do not feel ashamed yet, think about what it would be like the President of the company that you work vissitasse your desk all disorganized. Or what it would be like to lose a client/money because “your stuff is a mess” or forget an appointment or any promises there that zone that is his book of note?

Take shame in the face girl (the)-my father said-and get out of that Gabriela syndrome!

[Tweet “síndrome de Gabriela “…eu nasci assim eu cresci assim e sou mesmo sim, vou ser sempre assim…”.”]

After the shock of reality must come action. The fourth step is to move and organize what you need.

Organize your schedule, your desktop, your purse, your bedroom, your Office, your makeup, your clothes. Anyway, keep everything clean, without excess of visual pollution that helps organize the environment and ideas.

The fifth step is a continuation of the third, is to keep in mind that what can be done now, it must be done now.

Whenever I answer small questions received by email immediately. Do I short links and finish the business. Don’t build up things simple in my schedule, so the head is lighter to focus on more complex things.

To give an account of the activities, the sixth step is to classify the tasks/things on priorities.

Arrange the tasks that you have and rate according to your priorities: what needs to be solved today, which can be solved in a week and etc.

Oh, I always remember this: hobbies are not priority, ok? Work and study: Yes!

Urgent/emergencies are the top of your list, start these activities to be more organized.

The seventh step is my side you on personal organization: avoid notes in draft papers, they get lost easily.

Use a notebook computer or mobile phone to do the task list of the day and place until time to complete each activity.

Stay focused and at the end of the day you will feel the pleasure of saying: Done! √

Done-personal organization

I have a spreadsheet of personal organization-that will be available in the exclusive area of blog subscribers-done by following the concepts of the 5 ‘s.


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My story with the blog

I can’t talk about the blog, not to mention a little of my life story.

I’m enjoying to re-inaugurating the new layout and I want to reintroduce me here. I want to open my heart again to tell you a little bit of who I am and my history with the blog.

From 9am to 6pm I’m an IT business processes consulting – but I have been working in a lot of positions such as telemarketing operator, Nanny, and a receptionist at a gym among other things in this life.
I have a degree in advertising with a specialization in digital communication and Information technology with an emphasis in project management.
I studied photography, design thinking, fashion, dance, mythology, music, theology, drama and I think I’m going to study other 1000 things in this life.
But, before my life be that I share here I had to change my whole world with small actions of kindness. That’s where I decided to write about everything that made me happy as a form of distraction.
Gradually, my first blog – in PT-BR Coisitas de Luxo – a blog-bazar that among the few hours in a lan-house or school taught me to build my vision of beauty, fashion, and consumption.
Today I know that when I started blogging I was living a very sad time, but it was transformative.
I was a poor girl with low self-esteem and inferiority complex that was hitting his face on the wall. My job from my Dad and a few security guards who thought I had. It was a battle to find the way back to life after the fight.
But, at the same time, with my first blog I won the first money coming from the Internet. Followed by a lot of freelancers opportunities that have saved, several times, the life in my home.
It was in the first beginning of this world of blogs, the internet was a new discovery and I have begun to dream of a better life.
Even my 20-something years, I had no dreams and didn’t even know it was possible to dream.
The blog was my escape, I filtered my days talking about fashion and beauty, places and flavors … Starting a big change in my life.
Of the blog I started work with the internet, write to companies and build a career freelancer in communication. Needless to say, the pieces saved ($) the life many times, right?
Then followed life, the freelances have become jobs after college, specialization and even a company.
The pleasure of having my virtual space never abandoned me, even in the midst of depression: writing makes me lighter.
So, here we are!
11 years after placing my first blog on air I keep writing … I still have the blog as part of my life.
Some people don’t understand, but this is my story 🙂
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Why have a blog?

Why have a blog nowadays?

When I started thinking about a new blog, again, the questions were the first to emerge.

With almost 29 years, two cats, a good job, a nice House that not finished decorating, new car in the garage, routine, marriage, House, life … Everything has become reason to wonder why have a blog?

Not to mention the opinion of others, that is another chapter of my story. 

After months of thinking and putting impecílios I started to remember the reasons that made me create my first blog: the Things of luxury in 2005.

I remembered that difficult time, which was followed by a terrible depression, where the only thing that made me think about things “better” was the blog.

Write and think about things that I liked, but they were light years far from my reality, was what kept me alive for that period of mourning and loss.

It was with this motivation that I actually reinvented myself my space on the internet and get a taste for writing, every day a few lines …

Write anyway.

Do it for you.

Even if it’s not a success

Even if it’s not really deep

Even if you’re not confident

Even if you think you’re going to do it later (trust me, you won’t)

Even if someone wrote about the same thing this morning

Even if it’s Friday and no one will see your text

Even if it’s just some random thoughts

Even if it’s very intimate

Even if you only have a few minutes

Even if you didn’t even finish

Write anyway.

You don’t need to write a masterpiece.

Write your thoughts easier.

Start with a line.

Put some ideas out of your head.

Put into words.

See what happens next.

Do it now.

Because, why not?

You know, my father is almost 60 years old today.

He told me he always dreamed of writing a book, since 20 years.

He never did that.

Because he hasn’t found the perfect title.

He ended up giving up.

You will also spend 40 years thinking about writing something before you start?


If you think about writing

Even if it’s just for you

Write anyway.

[Tweet “Se você pensar sobre escrever, mesmo que seja só para você, escreva de qualquer jeito.”]

This text was published by Thomas Despin and answered my questions about why have a blog, so here we are!

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The subjects most read blog posts

I keep some files since 2005, after studying all of them, I want to tell you the most read topics in the blog.

After I saw my files, I realized how much the subjects that share part of my life and decided what I’m going to stay or not on the blog from now on.

It was an incredible experience to see all that I shared on the web since the old Blig! I dare say that my knowledge of digital content, the subjects most read in 2016 are not very different from those of 2005, see?

From 2005 to 2009 the blog was the Things. It was the most simple of the blog, I spent the free blogger have my domain (which today regret not maintained).

At the beginning I talked a lot about clothes, shoes, handbags, hair, etc. All I would like to have and, at that time, was a distant reality.

They were simple things, but I was learning to want to dress better, feel less ugly and deal with my self esteem. I was starting to work in an Office (and I was selling Avon to pay the College), after years of being a receptionist at the gym, babysitter and housekeeper. It was a new and beautiful world for me.

I was browsing the top trends of the moment and its more affordable versions (cockroaches). Because I was poor to buy the trends, but was smart enough to know to adjust my reality! 🙂

The subjects most read blog posts were:

  • Street fashion: looks from the streets, with my vision of what was in high fashion. I took pictures from the internet and commented or took pictures of looks that I liked on the streets (without authorization, the crazy!).
  • Brazilian version: versions “copies” of glazes, handbags and imported products that I only knew online.

During this period I still had my thrift store online along with the blog, I met a lot of people online and did very good business here.

From 2009 to 2010 I entered deep into the vibe: fashion, beauty products and makeup. I was starting to grow in the job and got into college. How was the only scholar-really poor-of the College I sought madly social acceptance, wanted to be part of the group. Of course I would never be accepted in that middle, I wasn’t part of it, but it was a time of much learning.

The most popular topics were:

  • Find cosmetics: the cosmetics that I shared via the internet and its benefits.
  • Work: Cabinet Office, corporate fashion looks and tips on how to get ready for work taking bus, train, metro …

Was funny talk about looking good in these conditions. Poor me! Today I see that it was my escape from the suffering of my father’s illness, the difficulties.

Keep the blog and not to mention the difficulties of my life and not my father’s death was my way of living the grief and the difficulty.

I think that my made stronger. It was during this period that I left the religious life and sought other avenues for my vocation.

After that whirlwind of suffering, from 2011 to 2012, I have met and been involved actively with the conscious consumption and minimalism as lifestyle. I met several other religions, I studied philosophy and sought answers to my questions of life.

It was here that I realized that my inferiority complexes and my self-esteem would be a key to my personal development. That emptiness that I needed fill was not made out of things, but self-respect!

During this period my financial life became the center of my efforts. I work in 2, 3 and even 4 jobs at once: and thanks a lot!

Needless to say, that the subjects most read were about my findings: fashion conscious, Minimalisto and financial life.

In my recent past, 2013 to 2015, made the biggest changes (planned) of my life. Married, bought houses, cars, I studied more, I invested in my business and I wanted to talk about a real lifestyle.

I never dreamed I’d get married, have a House, a car or eating in restaurants. I didn’t know that was possible and that these experiences is that would be the most important of my life.

When I started to win these things, contrary to the statistics of who was poor and slum I want to share on the blog as it was possible.

I started writing about how you can accomplish great things with a common life without dreams and-apparently-without opportunities. I started talking about my life to people who, like me, we don’t earn their living easy and who seek to have a simple life, but full of small pleasures.

In recent years increasingly shared my way of living, of doing simple things of everyday life and learning that I was getting in this new phase.

I spoke to a few things legal, some hot food and cool places that I met. Told of miracles!

Most read topics over the years were:

  • Life of a housewife: in particular the tips of products and menus.
  • Planning, finance and organisation: in particular the posts with worksheets to download are the most read in the last 3 years.
  • Versatile fashion: since I lost the shame and started the looks of the day, the compiled with tips are very well accepted.

And now, mid-2016?

This year was the year of the posts with textão, all most read are between 800 and 1200 words.

  • My relationship with consumption: in raised the texts more accessible are the ones I told of my life, as I fashion, beauty and even consumption products.
  • Real life fashion: another type of post that I love to do and I was very happy to be so well received. Show how I dress, how I do I optimize my Cabinet and my real-life fashion tips.
  • Planning, organization and finance: always on the rise, these subjects that I love are still very useful in blog. I’m happy!
  • Products, evaluations and reviews: Are products that use, things I do, places I know. I write to save on memory, I was surprised to be among the most read.
What are the subjects most read blog posts from here on out?

Good question! But, I don’t know the answer. But, I’ll keep writing about the things I like and that are part of my life. I will continue writing the blog to learn and share, without claim to be the most widely read. The blog is about my lifestyle and not about numbers.

If you have any ideas on the subjects most read for years to come I would love to know! And, of course, tell me in the comments what subjects interest you?

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Suits: everything I love/hate about!

Suits is a series of drama involving the lives of lawyers and an Office full of plots, conspiracies and power games.

Suits is produced by Universal Cable and distributed by Usa Network who signs as well: White Collar, Psych, Royal Pains, Burn Notice, Monk-and the wonderful series: Law & Order and Mr. Robot.

* Started to be distributed by Bravo in 2016.

The series began airing in 2011 and is in season-5 has 4 available on Netflix BR.

I want to tell you what I love and hate about Suits, because if you are in doubt about watching this series, I can help you!

Series of lawyers are cliches and Suits don’t run it, the cases are repetitive, the customers and the narrative of court idem.


But the focus of the series are not the cases of Office and much less the bias of the law.

The series talks about people and their relationships with themselves, with others, work, ethics, society and the money.

Suits have characters consistent, humanly and professionally. Lawyers Arseholes, arrogant, manipulative, cry, steal, demonstrate weakness of strange shapes, think they are always right and that’s as human as part of their profession.


Ethics are challenged constantly in the series, as well as loyalty, friendship and the feeling of being family. Suits question these values with extreme situations, such as fraud, money and love.

The narrative is direct to the point, what shows the series wants to show. But, like everybody’s got some drama series novels beasts, that lead nowhere and annoying characters. But, part of the plot, to give a little levity.

Women of the series are great. Donna is fabulous, Jessica steals many scenes. Donna is fabulous, it’s worth repeating!


Even the girls like Rachel Zane and Scottie that come more for the novel which are crucial. Valley follow the changes of Rachel, have you?


The figurine is in mint condition. Change in characterization, as the characters grow, it’s subtle in watches, jewelry and hair, but well done!

The catchphrases with increasing the background music are bad. Even when Jessica Pearson speaks and leaves the room walking quickly and firmly: cliche!


Suits have a respectable soundtrack, press play on Spotify to check:

Now the jury can draw their conclusions about Suits. But, if my opinion was unclear here’s my final argument:

Suits is politically incorrect, does not have a conventional hero. The main characters have questionable characters and at the same time is easy to like them.


Could not forget the Louis Litt, best character to laugh, cry, hate and love. Seriously, even if it’s not a ladies ‘ man, Louis steals the scenes and grows throughout the series.


Best facial expressions!

Suits-Louis Litt

Suits is an easy story to follow, but which is thought-provoking.  Is not among my favorite series, but I watch a season in 2 days and so far I haven’t been disappointed with the series.