7 Easy Tips For Organization
Start writing a post

Staying organized can be difficult, especially when you have a lot of positions, classes, and clubs that you participate in. These are just a few of the ways I stay organized and don't lose my mind.

1. Planner

Planner

https://pixabay.com/en/agenda-note-book-schedule-planner-3489747/

A planner is the number one way to stay organized. You can literally write everything in here including important dates and assignments. Nothing feels better than crossing off an item I've completed in my planner.

2. Calendar

Calendar

https://pixabay.com/en/calendar-month-year-date-datetime-159098/

Now I know this seems redundant to have a planner and a calendar but trust me it helps. I have a wall calendar that I write all my important dates on and I can see how many days are left in the month or until a certain day. It's so much easier to see dates both in my planner and on my wall calendar.

3. Sticky Notes

Sticky Note Mural

https://pixabay.com/en/stickies-post-it-list-business-2852375/

Use these and put them everywhere you will see them. I usually have one on my computer with all the assignments I need to get done as well as one by my calendar with contact information and reminders. They are quick and easy ways to remind yourself of important information.

4. To Do List

To Do

https://pixabay.com/en/checklist-check-list-marker-2077019/

I always write down everything I have to do for the week on a piece of paper that I carry with me. This helps me keep my assignments together and allow me to ensure that everything gets done and turned in on time.

5. Notebook for Every Class

Notebook

https://pixabay.com/en/writing-writer-notes-pen-notebook-923882/

Do not try to have one notebook for all of your classes. It will not work and you will forget something or mix up assignments, especially if you are like me and have multiple classes in one subject. Having separate notebooks allows you to focus on one thing at a time.

6. Folders for Important Papers

Folders

https://pixabay.com/en/writing-writer-notes-pen-notebook-923882/

While it doesn't have to be this elaborate, at least have one folder for all the important documents in your life. I usually have one for school documents and one for my personal files like certificates and billing statements and anything else that could be deemed important.

7. Keep Your Workspace Clean

Desk

https://pixabay.com/en/apple-chair-computer-desk-keyboard-1834328/

If your desk is a mess, your life will be the same way. You are more likely to lose important pieces of information if your workspace is a mess. Keep it neat and tidy and you will be able to work efficiently.

These are just a few of the ways I have found to stay organized. They all help me feel saner and get my work done to the best of my ability.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Robert Bye on Unsplash

I live by New York City and I am so excited for all of the summer adventures.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

The invention of photography

The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.

137037

The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Exposing Kids To Nature Is The Best Way To Get Their Creative Juices Flowing

Constantly introducing young children to the magical works of nature will further increase the willingness to engage in playful activities as well as broaden their interactions with their peers

1607424

Whenever you are feeling low and anxious, just simply GO OUTSIDE and embrace nature! According to a new research study published in Frontiers in Psychology, being connected to nature and physically touching animals and flowers enable children to be happier and altruistic in nature. Not only does nature exert a bountiful force on adults, but it also serves as a therapeutic antidote to children, especially during their developmental years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 Simple Ways To Give Yourself Grace, Especially When Life Gets Hard

Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we are becoming.

1004845
Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

If there's one thing I'm absolutely terrible at, it's giving myself grace. I'm easily my own worst critic in almost everything that I do. I'm a raging perfectionist, and I have unrealistic expectations for myself at times. I can remember simple errors I made years ago, and I still hold on to them. The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is giving myself grace. I've realized that when I don't give myself grace, I miss out on being human. Even more so, I've realized that in order to give grace to others, I need to learn how to give grace to myself, too. So often, we let perfection dominate our lives without even realizing it. I've decided to change that in my own life, and I hope you'll consider doing that, too. Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we're becoming. As you read through these five affirmations and ways to give yourself grace, I hope you'll take them in. Read them. Write them down. Think about them. Most of all, I hope you'll use them to encourage yourself and realize that you are never alone and you always have the power to change your story.

Keep Reading... Show less
Entertainment

Breaking Down The Beginning, Middle, And End of Netflix's Newest 'To All The Boys' Movie

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series

918383
Netflix

Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.

I have been excited for this movie ever since I saw the NYC skyline in the trailer that was released earlier this year. I'm a sucker for any movie or TV show that takes place in the Big Apple.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

4 Ways To Own Your Story, Because Every Bit Of It Is Worth Celebrating

I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.

598923
Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Every single one of us has a story.

I don't say that to be cliché. I don't say that to give you a false sense of encouragement. I say that to be honest. I say that to be real.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

How Young Feminists Can Understand And Subvert The Internalized Male Gaze

Women's self-commodification, applied through oppression and permission, is an elusive yet sexist characteristic of a laissez-faire society, where women solely exist to be consumed. (P.S. justice for Megan Fox)

383720
Paramount Pictures

Within various theories of social science and visual media, academics present the male gaze as a nebulous idea during their headache-inducing meta-discussions. However, the internalized male gaze is a reality, which is present to most people who identify as women. As we mature, we experience realizations of the perpetual male gaze.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

It's Important To Remind Yourself To Be Open-Minded And Embrace All Life Has To Offer

Why should you be open-minded when it is so easy to be close-minded?

498766

Open-mindedness. It is something we all need a reminder of some days. Whether it's in regards to politics, religion, everyday life, or rarities in life, it is crucial to be open-minded. I want to encourage everyone to look at something with an unbiased and unfazed point of view. I oftentimes struggle with this myself.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments