With all that’s going on in life and trying to manage school, work, having a social life, and errands, it’s so easy to become disorganized and become stressed out. Once you’re organized, everything becomes a lot easier. Getting there is half the battle, completing the tasks is the other half.
Make a to-do list
When we make to-do lists, we tend to make them too long, making everything we have to get accomplished seem out of reach and too overwhelming for one day. Be realistic with yourself. Make a list of 5-6 things that you know you can get done today. The act of crossing things off your list will give you the motivation to continue towards the overall goal.
Break down the key components of your project, rather than looking at the bigger picture. Ask yourself “where do I start?” “What must I do first?” Once you’re in the zone, it’ll be easy to take bigger steps towards completing your goal.
Clean the area that you’re working in. If your desk is a mess, your thoughts will be cluttered, and you will never get anything done. Clean up your desk and have everything you need laid out to make it easier to complete your project.
Eliminate distractions. Put your phone down, get off social media, and ignore anything else that distracts you. Decide how long you have to complete your assignment, and allow a set amount of time each day to ensure you meet deadline.
Stretch, put on some calming music, do whatever you have to do to get in the zone to get work done.