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Tips on leading a well-organized lifestyle

By Mac Lewis-LaMonte

More often than not students tend to find themselves stressed from schoolwork, one of the bigger causes of this is disorganization. Here are some ways students or anyone really can stay organized to better their learning and everyday lifestyles.

The first thing you can do is be goal-oriented, map out your goals, whether it’s a long-term goal or just for the day, make sure to spend some time outlining what you want to do and how you want to accomplish it.

A second thing that is a very beneficial organizational skill is to write things down, many students tend to rely on memory alone for an agenda or a to-do list, but your mind is for processing-not storage, Instead of trying to remember everything, write it down, It will free up your mind for thinking and focusing on the task at hand, bettering the learning process without having to worry about forgetting something.

The next tip to live a better-organized lifestyle is having a schedule and sticking to it. Some people take it upon themselves to create a schedule but often get sidetracked and lose sight of their goal. Having a to-do list and schedule in one place will help to keep you organized as well as focused. Having a schedule helps you to stay on track and take control of the day rather than letting the day control you.

Stay on top of things, another tip to talk about is self-explanatory, staying on top of things is very easy and a good habit to get into, simply by putting things away when you’re done with them, cleaning up after yourself and such, you’ll be leading a cleaner and more organized life, no more stressing about the stacks of worksheets you don’t know how to sort through.

Learning to say no is another important thing, people often feel compelled to say yes to favors and such because they don’t want to let anyone down, but this can more often than not lead to stress and being overscheduled, you won’t have time to take care of yourself which can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle.

The sixth thing to address is making homes for things, if your belongings don’t have a designated home, they can quickly turn into clutter that over time begins to pile up until it becomes overwhelming and stressful. To avoid this, find a designated place for everything.

A key part of living a stress free and well oriented lifestyle is simply to try and be more organized, these steps are a few tips on how you can do that.

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