So uni’s a messy time at best. On top of our studies, we have work, societies, friends, partying, all that good stuff. Understandably, all of that can be overwhelming and it’s hard to keep track of it all.
So here’s a step-by-step guide on keeping your life on track:
Step 1: Make a list of all the things going on in life right now.
Write a list of things that take up time in your life. Also, note down how long it takes you to do on average.
Step 2: Create a timetable for each day starting with when you wake up and ending in when you go to sleep
Excel is the best platform for this as a timetable that size will take up a LOT of space. I recommend that you make one timetable a month to make things easier to read. Start from your wake up time and end on your bedtime to eliminate the time you are asleep. Again, this is to make the timetable easier to read. I recommend that it’s done by day on the vertical side and the time on the horizontal side.
Step 3: Allocate important lecture times, society times and deadlines
If anything has a fixed time every week, write it down on the timetable. This will help you incorporate more flexible activities around it. Likewise, if there’s a deadline, note it down on the timetable and any calendar or diary to remind yourself and build your studying around it.
Step 4: Add study times
How long you’ll be studying is up to you since independent studying is something you can control. What I recommend is that you don’t push yourself too much. Too much work can make one tired and stressed so it’s important to play hard as well as working hard. At the same time, working too little can lead to disastrous consequences such as last-minute catch-up or overdue assignments so it’s important to maintain a balance.
Step 5: Add the fun stuff
Once you fill out the important bits, you can add the fun stuff. This can be whatever you want to be e.g. hanging out with friends, going out clubbing, doing things for Christmas (that one mostly applies in December). Just make sure it doesn’t dominate your life nor does it eat away at your finances.
And there you have your timetable. Just keep updating it every month and your life will be super organised!
Of course, I doubt it’s the most definitive way of organising your life so if there’s any other organisation advice you guys want to give, don’t hesitate to comment below.
I shall see you guys soon. Until the next time, farewell!