how I keep organised

I’m sorry I haven’t uploaded for a while but I’ve just got over a nasty cold and now I can look at my laptop screen without my head feeling like it’s about to explode! I thought I’d talk about how I keep organised in todays post:

Now I’m in year eleven I have so many assignments, coursework and deadlines to meet that it’s easy to panic and become overwhelmed by it all. Trying to sort everything at once in your mind can cause stress and anxiety, something that I have experienced in the past. It may also cause confusion about what you’ve done or what you haven’t and you might even miss important stuff.

My solution: get organised.

I love being organised as it makes me feel so much better, especially as I’m a visual learner. I have to see it all in front of me before I can think logically about anything. Having organisation in your life can help with most things, school, work, chores or moving house. So, today I thought I’d share my top tips for getting or keeping organised to help with your day to day life.

1. Writing Lists

At number one, we have my favourite way of keeping organised. I find writing To Do lists the best way to keep track of what you need to achieve throughout your day. You could also write down important dates like birthdays or what you need to buy from the supermarket. Writing things down is a great way to remember information instead of trying to hold everything in your head.

to-do-list

2. Keeping a Diary or Calendar

This is a fab way of recording appointments, birthdays and homework. Having a calendar on my wall helps me clearly see assignments and homework deadlines and how much time I have left till they’re due. Writing in coloured pens can break up different bits of information, making something tedious look pretty.

diary3. Don’t Procrastinate

I used to be queen of procrastination but now I’m in year eleven, there is no time for that. The more I leave something undone, the more I become stressed about it. If you get it done as soon as you can, then the weights lifted off your shoulders.

Procrastination-Cycle4. Meet Deadlines

I always find it useful to do homework or catch up on coursework in an order of when they’re due. For example, if I have a piece of English homework that’s due on Thursday and I have Math homework that is due on Tuesday, I’ll complete the English work first because it needs to be due in sooner. Therefore, you become more organised as you know when they need to be handed in and you don’t accidentally miss some work that’s due in sooner then you first thought.

deadline5. Set a Routine

Keeping a routine, whether it’s the morning before school or for when you make dinner is really useful for getting organised. I have a morning routine before school and it’s been the same for a couple of years now. I do the basic things like getting up or having breakfast at the same time everyday and it helps me keep on time for school. The best thing is I have at least thirty minutes for a decent breakfast which is very important.

tn-routine

I haven’t seen what the video’s like on my new camera yet and I used it a lot on my old one, making YouTube videos (I don’t do anymore) so I thought about uploading a video post on Grunge Rocks My Socks for something different at the weekend. If you’re up for this and you’d like to choose what I talk about, then write your idea/s in the comments below.

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