Sunday, 10PM.

“Alright, so tomorrow I’ve got to hand in that bonus mark assignment to Mr. Jefferson. Will also need to figure out when we’re meeting with Ashley and Bryan to go see those panda cubs in the zoo. My job interview is on Tuesday… Oh my, there’s a lot to research about that company, and I want to show myself prepared and professional. What else? Ah yes, on Thursday, uncle is moving, need to help him with that too. But wait, Math exam is on Friday, when will I be studying for it?…..”

… You’re having late night dinner sitting in the kitchen and thinking all those to yourself. A lot to remember, a lot to be prepared for, a lot to find time for. You’ve tried taking down “To Do” lists, putting your tasks and events into cool-looking agendas, using your friends’ learning techniques – great job! You’re on the path to bettering yourself.

Not bragging here, but in fact I’ve faced the same difficulties and understand how hard (but extremely exciting!) it is when your life is full of diverse things. Because of it, I want to help you be more organized and more confident in how you perform. The reason to it is that in the long run, it will help you grow – personally and professionally.

You’ll ask why? Well, organization leads to success, and here’s how:

1) Keeps You On Track

You don’t want to be lagging behind in either of these: school, social connections, work, and personal time. It’s worth to consider keeping what is going on in your mind and in the notes in your smartphone or watch. The more you are in power of the things happening to you, the quicker you are to respond to the changing circumstances.

2) Saves Time

There’s no time to waste the time in such a tight schedule like yours. When you know where your school exam review notes are located and when your doctor’s appointment happens tomorrow, you are in control of your time. This also saves you effort and increases your efficiency.

3) Helps Make Wiser Decisions

As a young professional, you need to prioritize tasks in your life – last thing you want to happen is missing a deadline, in the end. Being organized helps you assess the relevance of the information you perceive and create more effective and rich content. It also helps you set an order of your daily tasks.

4) Recognizes Future Consequences

When thinking of what to do next, keeping in mind what impact your move will have on your tomorrow, weekend, or next week, is important. Remember about the small things that constitute your good days and think about how you can prepare for them, happening in the future, now.

5) Reduces Stress

A disorganized workplace or mind can make you feel on edge at times. It is much more pleasant to have everything in place, and knowing where to find information, how long to spend on an activity, and who to talk to in case you are stuck, gives that piece of mind that allows you to enjoy your life outside of school and work.

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So make conclusions and join this journey where I hope you will find useful techniques for yourself and learn something new about tackling student life situations.

Make sure to share your own thoughts or experiences. Spread the word and indulge in the conversation!

Picture Attributes:
Cover picture by cafdn of The Buzz
Person with a tablet picture by Paul Smeekes of PJ8
Welcome page cover picture by Mark Milliron of Civitas Learning Space

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