If you are like me, then you think this on a weekly basis:
People like me are called procrastinators and we can get into a lot of trouble if we don’t stay on top of our procrastination. To tame this beast, I found a companion called “organization” and life became so much easier.
Here are a few tips to get you started:
1) Google: Have an email that isn’t Google? Get a Google one for school. Not only does Google streamline to all mobile devices, it is basically what I do 60% of my school work on. Without Google, I would not know how to have an online environment.
2) Calendar: Now that you have Google, set up a calendar. Make one for work, school, and every class you are taking. I also use it to block off time to do homework. Have an assignment due on Tuesday? Block off a few hours over the weekend to tackle it. You will make plans around it and stick to a schedule so you aren’t staying up until 2AM the night before.
3) Drive: The best thing about Google is Drive. School isn’t the only time I use Drive; so much of my work and personal documents are stored on there. I’m not saying upload you social security number, but keep notes on there you might
need to access in a pinch (doctor names and info, lease agreements, etc) You can create spreadsheets, make slideshows, and write basic papers. Plus, when you share it with others, group projects become an absolute breeze.
4) Table and Chair: I don’t care if I hear someone say they get their best work done in their bed or on the couch; nothing beats a comfortable (and study) chair and table. Once I started using mine, I became more focused and did more work in one sitting than before. Plus, it makes you look like a grown-up.
What types of organization do you rely on for work and school?