Staying organaized

I don’t know that much about staying organized, and I hope that by writing this article I can be a little more organized.

Since school has already started, I think that by starting this new quarter, we should at least start with a clean and organized slate. Some of these tips are my personal favorite things to do.

Staying organized helps in many different ways, not just physically staying organized but also mentally. I think that by staying physically organized, you can have better hygiene and start new habits. Those habits can help you in your learning abilities and in being a better thinker – not making any bad decisions. So, basically, staying physically organized can also help you stay mentally organized, and vise versa.

One of the things that I’ll say that really has helped me, is having a planner. Even though it looks really lame to have a planner, and writing in it after class is over, it’s not, because when you write stuff down, you remember it more. So in my case, all I have to do when I get home is to get my planner out and read through all of my assignments that I had throughout the day.  I can then do them either right at that moment, or I could go do something and come back, like taking short breaks. It helps me because I can’t concentrate on doing one thing for a long period of time; I don’t know why.

Another thing that keeps me organized more, is having color coded things. For example, the first two classes that I have, the notebooks are black and white. I have the rest of the notebooks in different colors to keep me organized in my book bag. I didn’t think that color coding would help me be organized, but now I have the habit of putting my notebooks where they belong in my book bag without thinking about it twice.

Something I haven’t tried, but I’ve heard about is that it is helpful to work on only one thing at a time, and to have only one project/assignment out at a time. When I say I haven’t tried this it is because I have to get everything out of my book bag and see everything that I have to do or else I will get lazy and not do it. Because of this, I keep everything out and put it back in all at the end.

I hope that these tips have helped you in any way possible, have a great quarter and good grades!

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