Tips for Organization

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I am someone who I would say is most definitely organized. In fact, maybe even highly organized. I have my own way of organizing my things, whether it is at home or at school and get really stressed out if things aren’t where they should be. In fact I even get stressed when I see someone who is totally disorganized. The worst is seeing someone open their bag and have just flying sheets of paper; some of them crumpled, some of them torn, some of them bent… I think you can imagine what I’m talking about. So today I have decided to share with you some of my tips to stay organized. If you won’t stay organized for yourself, at least do it for me so that I can have a less stressful day.

  1. Make a list: Ironically this post is also a list but this just goes to show that list making is key. I use lists especially for homework and tasks I have to do at home: clean my desk, do my homework, go to music lessons… Once you’ve done your lists it’s easy to see how much you have to do and you can easily assess how much time you need to spend on each task. 
  2. Use My Study LifeThis is an application for the computer and/or phone that I discovered this year and it has made my life so much easier. This app lets you set up your schedule, write down your homework, sends you notification when tasks are due, and you can also set exams. In my opinion this is more convenient than a homework diary as in school we do most things on our laptops and when at the end of class the teacher quickly sets the homework you may find it a hassle to search the corners of your bag for your paper diary. It’s much easier to just have My Study Life opened at all times. Besides you won’t have to carry around your diary anymore. 
  3. Have separate binders: For each subject I have a different binder. If you think that it’s a lot more inconvenient than one big binder I’m hoping to change your mind. First of all one large binder is much heavier to carry around as it has all your subjects. What I have done is bought a separate binder for each subject and I only carry two of them at all times. Before homeroom in the morning I take my binders for my first two lessons. Then during break I switch them my period 3,4 binders, and finally during lunch I switch them again for the last two periods. The advantage of this is that you will be able to be more organized within your subjects. Also, a bigger binder is soon full and therefore you may be more tempted to just throw sheets in it without actually hole punching them and filing them away. This results in the dreaded bag with torn paper I was describing earlier. 

There are many more things you can do to stay organized, but if you can successfully set up these three you are well on your way to mastering the art of organization! 

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