If you’ve been watching Masterchef, you’ll notice a re-occuring theme… organisation. It’s often spoken about – and here’s why. Cooking takes good organisation. Have you heard the expression Mise en place (pronounced “meez ong plaars”)? In means everything in place, and ready for service.
It basically means to have all your prep work done; chopping, slicing, sauces made, ingredients washed and ready to go and of course, all your tools and utensils and crockery etc at hand so you can focus on cooking without delay or distraction.
This concept translates to all areas of life… is your CV up to date if you need to look for a new job? Are your receipts ready to go for claiming on your tax? Is your car serviced and well maintained for the next road trip? What about your kids toys: are they culled and organised as the next birthday approaches?
Having Mise en Place means life is easier… what have you already got in place, or what do you need to get on top of? What’s the one thing you always have Mise en Place? For me, it’s my keys, purse and sunnies always having the same home just inside my front door. What about you?