Organizational Tips for College Students

Organizational Tips for College StudentsCollege life can be a tough balancing act. You need to keep on top of all your academic obligations and still make ample time for your social activities. While this seems to be quite a tall order, you can definitely make things work – if you know how to stay organized. To do this, here are some tips that can help you get the best of both worlds while in college.

  • Establish a routine. Develop a schedule that works best for you and set aside ample time for studying, working out and having fun. You also need to set a regular sleeping and waking routine to keep your mind and body in top condition. For best results, use a calendar or a planner (paper or digital) to organize your schedule. Use color codes so you can have a clearer idea of what you need to do – both in the short-term and in the long-term.
  • Set daily goals. Get a better idea on how you should best spend your time by writing down a daily to-do list. Don’t worry. You can always rethink your list based on your other commitments.
  • Study during your best time. Since some people are more alert during the day time while others are at their best during the night time, you need to determine your best time to get the most out of studying.
  • Don’t head out without the essentials. Have everything with you whenever you head out to class. Make sure you have your notebook(s), pens, pencils, and highlighters, and do take notes.
  • Organize your study area. A clutter-free workspace reduces distractions and allows you to concentrate on your studies so remove anything that doesn’t belong in your desk. Designate a notebook or a folder on your computer desktop for your class notes and course work so you can easily find everything you need in one place.
  • Minimize distractions. When studying, focus is the key to your success so try to keep distractions at a minimum. If you want to get good grades, avoid playing loud music in the background, turn off your smartphone, and resist the urge to check your social media accounts while studying.
  • Use apps. There is indeed an app for everything. Consider using apps such as EverNote Peek to help you prepare for quizzes, Wi-Fi Finder to find Wi-Fi on the go, and Mint.com to help you create a personal budget. You can also find apps to help you deal with all the physical and social stress you may be experiencing.

Remember, you can successfully get through college without getting overwhelmed by staying organized. Do you know of any college students who could use some organization help and support? Please refer them to Absolutely Organized, LLC your professional organizers in Alpharetta, GA and professional organizers in Baltimore, MD and we will take good care of them!

 

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