It can be hard to juggle work, studying and having a social life without thinking “OMG I’M SUCH A FAILURE” when you miss a deadline. Truth is, it can be hard to get things into order and no matter how much time you spend on Pinterest, you’ll never feel organized enough.
If you’re in the same boat, we’ve put together a list of organisational tips to get your shit together.
USE THE NOTES ON YOUR PHONE
just wrote a term paper on iPhone notes #adulting
— Jakob Sanderson (@JLsand16) November 27, 2015
It might sound very Pinterest-y, but carrying around a physical paper notebook isn’t very practical. These days most phones have a ‘notes’ section to do that for you.
Many people don’t actually utilise the notes section and wonder why they forget things. Store any information you want in here, such as lecture times, friend’s addresses or reminders to yourself.
If you’re like me and shove any old thing in your notes, you’ll have a long list of WiFi passwords for your friends house… Sounds stupid, but I never run out of data!
PLAN THINGS – DON’T LEAVE IT LAST MINUTE!
It’s important to plan things in advance to make sure you actually have time to commit to things.
We don’t want to sound like your mother, but you really need to get your priorities straight in order to plan things effectively. This one in particular is for Uni students – we know you have amazing deals on Jagerbombs but what’s more important; drinking or your studies?
We know what you’re already going to say, but it’s best to plan nights out in advance to make sure your work can fit around.
mom: what have u done all day? me: watch Netflix mom: you’ve been doing that since you got home from school pic.twitter.com/EF9N2Me6lL
— Bri Cameron (@briacameron) November 24, 2015
This follows on from the previous point of prioritizing Uni work over drinking, but applies to most situations.
If you’re in school and staying up binge-watching Netflix, you’re probably going to get screamed at by your parents for staying up late to watch Gossip Girl and not get your school work done (been there – done that. It worked out how I hoped it would’ve; I just now know every word and nothing about osmosis. Which, lets face it, is DEFINITELY more important).
Here at Celebricious, we’re firm believers in the phrase ‘a tidy life is a tidy mind’. From the smallest of things like the garbage in your hand bag, to bigger things like receipts and your desk space, it’s important to declutter things regularly.
If you’re a clutter-er and can’t go anywhere without leaving a trail of mess behind you, set aside 30 minutes a week to tidy everything up. You’ll feel better instantly and wont have to trawl through old receipts, paperwork and coursework to find something!
TO DO LISTS ARE YOUR BEST FRIEND
One of the best things I personally ever have gotten into is creating to-do lists.
Instead of running around like a headless chicken when you remember you have an exam in the morning, create a to do list of things you need to do the following day before you go to sleep.
Then when you wake up in the morning, read the list and you’ll have a full plan of what you’ll be doing that day. It’ll be guaranteed that you’ll have a productive day AND get stuff done – plus, ticking off tasks is one of the most satisfying thing you’ll ever do.