Being organized can provide greater control over the outcome of all the things you need to do in a day, which in turn can relieve stress and provide a great feeling of accomplishment. So how do you get organized?
First you need to have the right mind set. A few quotes of mine that may help: “You can do pretty much anything you want in life, you just have to want it badly enough”. “I only touch things once” (as it relates to getting things done).
Next you need to have a plan and stick to it. Since college is traditionally a four year experience, do your best to figure out in year one what works best for you, make a note of those things and follow the same pattern each time, making adjustments as needed.
Things to keep in mind when planning:
Juggling all the things you need to do when at college can be overwhelming. Taking time now to think this through, get organized and have a plan, can make college life not only more productive and cost effective but can also relieve stress and give you a greater sense of accomplishment.
© Nancy Butler, August 2011