As a student, we juggle a lot. We manage classes, homework, socializing, employment and more. I often ask myself: How can I better manage my life? I use the methods below to help manage my life.
1. Use a Planner
I began using a planner faithfully this year. I’d be lost without it. I use this paper planner daily. It is a staple for many students like me.
A planner is a valuable tool to schedule everything important in your life. Information I include in my planner:
- Due dates for assignments/tests
- Birthdays of family and friends
- Medical appointments
- Bill payment reminders
2. Make time for the people and things you love
I incorporate this into my self-care routine. You’ll be happier (and healthier!) when you devote time and energy into tasks you enjoy. Find 1-2 things you love doing + 1-2 people to make a top priority. This helps you focus your time and energy.
3. Outline, outline, outline
The biggest organization tool I use is the Monthly View in my planner. When each semester begins, I go through my class syllabus and record due dates. I outline my semester to give myself a broad view of tasks to accomplish each month.
How do you manage your life as a student?