How to become more organised


With assignments and exams well and truly on the way, you may feel overwhelmed with things to do and keep track of. So, we thought we would help you out and give you some ideas on how to keep yourself organised.

Make to-do lists

I swear writing everything down so you can see it on paper will help your brain wrapped itself around what needs to be done and when. Also, when you have completed a task you will get the satisfaction of ticking that item off. Lists will help you prioritise things and keep your mind at ease.

Use a planner

Planners are basically just long term to-do lists. They help you keep important dates and times scheduled way into the future. You can keep your planner with you and update it regularly. However, use only one planner at a time any more and you will just drive yourself crazy trying to keep up with it.


Clean out your space, whether it is your bedroom, study room or just some cupboard in your house which has been annoying you. Keep tidying as you go don’t let it build up. Clean space equals clear mind and keeps you from getting distracted.

Give yourself time

It does take some time to actually organise yourself and your schedule so, give yourself some time to get things sorted before you begin your work. Similarly, you can use 15 minutes at the end of the day to unwind and organise yourself for the next day.

Assess yourself

Get to know what works for you and what doesn’t. Once you analyze your personality (and your bad habits) you can start to figure out how best to work, and how to avoid those bad habits.

Learn when to say no or later

When it comes right down to it sometimes it is best to know when to just say no. Like leaving your phone in the other room, telling your friends you will meet up another day or restricting your social media use. It might be tough but if you imagine it this way you will be able to relax and enjoy yourself more when the huge load work is done. You’re not saying no, you’re saying later.

Learn when to say yes

Learn to treat yourself after you’ve completed your tasks. No matter how messy your desk is, take a well-deserved break. It may take some time to get into this good habit but it will be worth it.