Life can get super busy especially if you're like me who just started another semester of college. Once a semester starts, a lot of students can’t keep up with all the new things they have to do so their life kind of gets disorganized. Here are some tips/ways to help get your life back on track and organized:
1. Get a planner
Once I started using a planner, my life got much easier. It’s very efficient to just write down things you need to do and refer back to it if you forget. It’s also very satisfying to check something off your to-do list and you can even make it personal! Using a planner gives you the benefits of being organized without even doing any other “steps”.
2. Clean your room/work environment
If the space around you isn’t clean,it’s very difficult to be focused.Once you clean up, you can organize your things in places that will better help you and keeping it clean will help you stay productive. Also working in a more quiet place can also help you get thoughts out and escape.
3. Make labels
Making labels for everything can keep things easily organized and help you find things faster!
4. Apps that can help you organize your life
There are many apps available on our phones that can help us with our daily routine. For example, there are apps out there that can help you organize your closet and even give you outfit ideas according to the weather, there’s apps like “SuperNotes” or “Quizlet Flashcards” to help you study for classes and even to-do lists apps. Since a lot of people use their phones a lot, using your phone to organize your life can actually be very helpful.
When you have a lot clutter in your life it's hard to get things organized. Throw away things you don’t use anymore or don’t want. It creates space for things you might need and you let loose of the distraction these things create and it’s always great to recycle and donate.
6. Monthly evaluation
Set new goals every month and reflect on the things you have done. This helps you stay organized and inspires you to keep improving.
7. Make backups of everything important
There's nothing worse than losing an important document and not having a backup copy. If you want to organize important files or paperwork have its own designated location so you always know where to find it.
8. Practice putting things away immediately
Doing so can make your life so much easier. This will not only help keep your space clean but it will get you in the habit of doing so.
9. Create a weekend to-do lists
Get all your stuff done before another week begins so you can start fresh. Creating to-do lists will help you actually do things instead of wasting time on figuring out what to do on boring weekends.
It's time most of us admit we need help in organizing our lives because life can be so hectic at times but it doesn’t always have to be this way. By doing any of those tips above or even other things you can do will make you feel like your life is getting back in order. Just don’t give up, remember organizing your life won’t just happen in one day, it's a life-long process which you should commit to on a daily basis.