People who are organized and follow a systematic approach are far more productive and less stressed out as compared to those who lack good planning and implementation. As a student, you need to juggle between several things from studies to extra-curricular activities, from maintaining your friends’ circle to getting in the good books of teachers, from figuring out your core area of interest to staying determined amidst all odds. It is important for you to stay organized during this crucial phase of your life in order to shape both your personal and professional life. Here are the top five habits of organized students that you must inculcate.
Get a Planner/ Calendar
A planner or a calendar should be the first thing for you to grab as you begin with a new session. Mark the important dates to see how many days you have to prepare for your exams and how many you need to fulfill other commitments such as a function at home, holiday with family, picnics and outings with friends, etc. This will give you a clear picture of how much time you can devote to your studies and help you divide your syllabus accordingly.
Prepare a plan to cover your syllabus. It is not possible to prepare a workable plan for the entire year in the very beginning. Just take an idea of how much time you require to cover the whole syllabus and set weekly goals accordingly. Organized students don’t just set goals; they stay determined and make sure they achieve them.
Identify that part of the day when you can concentrate best. Set this time aside for memorizing your lessons. The written assignments can be tackled during other hours of the day. Also it is important for you to prioritize your tasks. For instance, if there is an urgent assignment then it is suggested to finish it of first and then move on to the other tasks. Also set some time aside to go through the lessons you study in your class the very same day.
Keep Your Room Tidy
Organized students also make sure that they keep their things at place. If your study table, bag and study rack are clean and organized, you will not waste time looking for your books and other important things. Keeping your room tidy also brings in positive energy. It reflects your overall personality.
Spending some time with yourself each day is important to recognize your inner strength. And what can be a better way to meet your inner self than meditation. Practicing this art will not only keep you determined to stay organized but will also boost confidence and increase your concentration power. It is also a great stress reliever.