Staying Organized in College

Greetings to all of you. May you have a nice day ahead. This post has been in the works for a while now, so I decided to finish it up. Y...

Greetings to all of you. May you have a nice day ahead. This post has been in the works for a while now, so I decided to finish it up. You know, I love being organized and productive, not to forget that I am a total neat-freak. As I have mentioned in my previous post, < POST > the fact that I am a hyper-organized person makes my life in university more easier, learning to manage time is probably one of the biggest challenges that we face everyday, as a student. I found that I needed to be self-disciplined in order to get the work done. So here it is, I have gathered some of the things that worked for me and I hope that some of these tips will be effective for all of you too. 

Also check out my previous post: How to Study Effectively

ONE - Be motivated
For the countless time, you already know enough how important it is that you are motivated to figure out the mess in your life. Otherwise, when the going gets tough, you will get sloppy. Make a list (with real pen and a piece of paper) - yes it is - of why you want a clean and organized life. Place it up somewhere where you will see it when you start to feel unmotivated for example, the notice board in your room.

TWO - Prioritise your tasks
Some tasks may be urgent, others may be important and some of them, you can do it later. Learning to identify which is which helps you to rank tasks according to priority. Once this is established you can start to plan ahead.

THREE - Keep a to-do list
I love making to-do lists and I keep a to do list every day in my phone. Do it in your planner, on your phone, and it will help you stay on-track. You will see it.

FOUR - Wake up at the same time every day
Whether you are a morning glory or a late riser, pick a time to wake up every day and stick to it. Often I find that when I oversleep, I feel that my morning has been “wasted” and I dont do much work for the rest of the day. Waking up at the same time every day will help you avoid this and stick to your schedule.

FIVE - Make your bed when you get up
Listen, this is very important. One of the things that I dont like is when people does not make their bed after they woke up and just left it there, it is a mess. Making your bed will keep your room clean, and will keep you from crawling back in if you are sleepy. That is one of things that you may not catch those Zzzzs during break between classes.

SIX - Have a consistent schedule
Try to keep a daily or weekly schedule that you will stick to. I find that I’m a lot less productive when my schedule is all over the place, just stick into a set of schedule.

SEVEN - Figure out your productive time
Find out what time of the day you are the most productive. For some people, it is in the early morning before breakfast, mid-afternoon, or evening. Find when you get the most work done and try to optimize that time for productivity and work. I will the most productive during morning.

EIGHT - Plan your outfit ahead
I used to spend a lot of time in the mornings choosing my outfit. Now I go to bed with an idea of what I will wear the next day. When I woke up later in the morning, it helps me to save time to know what I will be wearing for the day. You does not have to sit clueless in front of your wardrobe thinking about what are you gonna be wearing  anymore.

NINE - Clean desk rule
I admit that I always keep my work/study table clean and organized. That is how serious of a neat-freak I am. I cant proceed with my works if my study table is in a mess. At the end of every night, try to have a clear desk, with just your computer, or books on it, and no clutter. It will keep your room tidy and make it easier to find what you need in the morning. Easy isnt it?

TEN - Get enough sleep
Sleep is so important, to us, students. Try to get between seven and nine hours of sleep a day, depending on your preferences, which will help you stay alert and happy during the day.

That is all for now. It may seem like too much, but just read them and see which ones fit your preferences. Remember that caring for yourself is the most important thing. Having an organized life on the outside means nothing if you are not happy with yourself. 

Love, Syfka