I thought that I would share with you five little pointers that work big wonders. These are tips that I already have or am trying to fall into. They will assist you with staying on task. When developed over time, these small “life hacks” can insure phenomenal change
Make the Bed
I know, most of you are already rolling your eyes at this idea. However, as pointless and ridiculous as it may sound, it makes a huge difference! Hear me out on this one, I NEVER used to be a bed maker. I would try to convince my parents of how pointless the task sounded. I mean, you are just going to get back into it the next night, so why bother? However, once I began making it every day, I could not believe the change. Not only does it make my bedroom look much nicer, but I feel like it gives me a forward-thinking start to my day. Do it. You won’t regret it.
Keep an Organized Calendar
My Mom is one hundred percent responsible for instilling this habit in me! Us Duncans keep a family calendar, through the iPhone calendar app, which is synched so all four of us can see what is to occur throughout the course of the week. It is easy and beneficial! I also maintain a personal calendar in my room to keep track of what is taking place during the month.
Finish One Task Before Moving Onto the Next
Oh boy. My family can validate that I am NOT the best at this one! Right now, there are two unfinished paintings that I am working on, a half-read book that needs to be completed, and I have yet to fully accomplish packing for camp! Please take my advice, once you fall into this bad habit it isn’t the easiest fix. As the queen of unfinished projects, I know this! I can ensure you that I am working on this and will (hopefully) become a master at taking things one step at a time until they are completed.
Everything Has a Home
This is something my Dad will typically say to me when he finds my belongings strung all over the house. Again, I am not perfect at this one, but I’m working on it! This tip is especially helpful when trying to maintain a clean room. It makes things a lot easier to locate and will help your room not to look as cluttered. Everything has a home!
Three Important Things
When you wake up in the morning, it is beneficial to have at least three things that you would like to accomplish. This is a very simple hack to ensure the day is productive! You can decide whether you to keep track of these goals mentally or physically. I keep a mental checklist.
Scroll back to see an example of what my mental checklist may look like on a day where there is not much to be done.
This one goes out to those students who may struggle with keeping all of their due dates and exam days in line. You know who you are! My advice to you is to keep a planner. At the start or end of class, take out your planner and make note of what is due when, as well as when the next test will be. This is a very good way to keep all of your ducks in a row when it comes to school. It will make your high school experience a tad less stressful!
Remember ladies and gents, only you can control your life! You may have read this and decided that you WANT to become more organized. However, you must be WILLING to give these tips a try if you wish to get what you desire! These organizational skills may be hard to enforce yourself to follow at first, but in the long run they really do pay off.
Hope this helps!