Simplify your life this back-to-school season. Getting back into our routines once summer ends is always difficult. Slowly, the weather turns colder, the days get shorter, and our to-do lists get longer. Luckily, we've gathered the best tips to help you stay organized and on track.
Pick up a book or two from your local library before you get back to school and schedule some time each day to read. This will sharpen your brain and get you back into the school mindset. It is said that if you want to be a better writer, you should read great writers. Writing is a great skill to have not only for school, but for every other component of your life.
Using Google Calendar can help you save time and streamline your organizational processes. A few key features that will help you get organized:
What values or objectives are most important to you in the upcoming months? Is it having calm mornings, eating dinner together, not over-scheduling, having dedicated family time, or a good homework routine? Consider what is most valuable for you to spend your time on and focus on those things.
Creating a schedule for your tasks, appointments, and events. Use Google Calendars and set up alerts so that when an event or deadline is getting near you are notified in advanced. Even if you don’t abide by the schedule all the time, it is still a great habit that will serve you successfully though out your life.
Sometimes it's hard to say no to friends or family. If you know you have to work or go to school early in the morning, but you go out with friends late at night anyway, you'll find yourself unfocused and tired the next day. Sleep is important to your health, and a lack of sleep can have a huge negative effect on your life. It's important to have fun and socialize, but you should prioritize and keep your health.
Saying no to doing too many favors is a good practice too. If you struggle to balance what's already on your schedule, don't add more on! We all want to help our loved ones, but you can't pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself and you'll be able to help others more effectively.
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