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Three simple tips to help you be more organised

Posted on 07/02/2018 by

One of the best ways to be organised is to keep your to-do list short and realistic.

Do you wish that you were more organised?

Let’s turn that wish into a reality!

Being organised is easier than you think. Here are three simple tips to help you be more organised, so you can study from home with less stress.

1. Create a study schedule

Organised people always have a plan. So, the first thing you need to do is create a study schedule for each week. Use a weekly calendar (digital or paper) to block out your weekly commitments, e.g. study, part-time work, and childcare.

Put your schedule on your fridge or somewhere you can see it all the time, and stick to it as best you can. That way, you won’t spend the whole week wondering “should I study now or later?”

For more tips on creating a foolproof study schedule, check out this blog post.

2. Keep your daily to-do list short

One of the most common mistakes people make is to write an unrealistic daily to-do list. A long to-do list will never get completed – and it will probably leave you feeling anxious. Remember, you only have so many hours in a day.

Try to keep your daily to-do list very short. Around three important tasks is a good number. A good idea is to divide your list into sections. Have one section for “must complete” – and pick three tasks that are essential for you to finish on that day. Then create another section for “life admin” – that can be where you jot down all the little stuff, like folding the washing or doing the dishes.

3. Write your to-do list every evening

Plan out your day the night before. This will save you a lot of time the next morning and you will be able to get stuck straight in to whatever task requires your attention.

You can take this one step further and get out your clothes for the next morning and make a packed lunch. The less you have to organise on the day, the more time you’ll have for studying.

The trick to being organised is setting honest, realistic goals for yourself about what you can achieve – and sticking to your plan!

There’s no point in lying to yourself about how much you can get done.

With a little bit of forward-planning and self-discipline, you’ll become an organised person before you know it.

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