Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Get It Done

School is back and along with it comes stress, homework and busy schedules. I've been slacking a little bit on the blog, but I promise that I'm going to be doing some better quality posts with lots of different things such as diy's, outfit posts, etc. Fun things are coming so stay tuned!
I know how stressful school can be, trust me I've been there! I'm actually currently there now! I'm writing this post fairly late at night and I still have a bit more homework to do. For those of us that are in high school it's ridiculous how much pressure is put on us. I'm a junior and we are expected to achieve extremely high ACT/SAT scores, be a part of sports and clubs all while maintaining and extremely above average GPA. Yes there are people that do that, but trust me I'm not one of them. Over the course of high school I've learned to prioritize. School is important, but to me it's not the most important.

Everyone always says that you have to get an education first before you can do anything, but I don't always believe this is true. There are plenty of people that have greatly succeeded without finishing high school or college. Now, I'm not recommending that you or myself drop out of high school or whatever,  I'm just stating a fact. 

So with these insanely busy schedules, we still manage (sort of) to get it all done. I'm going to share with you my tips to get it all done! This is just what works for me, but your system may be different. Please share below!

Write it out...I have the worst memory ever. If you tell me something I'll probably forget it within the next five minutes. Because of this I am constantly writing things down so I am sure to remember them. If I have a huge list of tasks to do I like to write each task down on a post-it note and stick it on the wall. This way I can more visually see what I have to do. Then once the task is completed I throw the post-it away. OK, so not the most earth-friendly habit, but it works!

Plan ahead and manage time...I have practice every day of the week (with the exception of Tuesdays which are optional, but they help with dance skills so I want to go). I get homework every night of the week as well. I blog every day of the week, besides Sundays, too. I have quite a bit on my plate and sometimes it's hard to get things done. Planning out your time and choosing to do things ahead of time is the best decision you'll ever make. I'm really trying to stick with it this year because I've done way too many projects/essays at the last minutes and I regretted not working on them sooner because they never turned out that great.

Let it go...We all want to get amazing grades in school but at some point you're going to get a bad grade. Don't let it bother you too much. It's just a fact of life. Sure you can work extremely hard to get your grade up in the class, but you learn from mistakes so you have to make mistakes at some point!

Use your time wisely...I'm an internet addict and I am constantly wanting to be exploring YouTube or Tumblr or whatever. But, during the school week I try to be very strict with myself of what I am allowed to do on my computer. I try to stick to just homework and blogging because those are the two most important things to me usually. If you want to have some extra time for leisure plan your time out so you can have this.

Prioritize...I  always have to go through my to-do list and think of the things that are the most important. Sometimes I get homework that's not that important and I can easily scramble it together at lunch. Other times it's crucial that I complete the assignment in entirety at home and make it nice. Be sure that what you're spending your time on is worth it to you and is also worth it in the future.

Let me know how you get it all done! 

XO

3 comments:

  1. I looove your blog! I love the content and the layout! How did you make it? I'm just starting out with blogging and I need help!!!

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  2. These are some great tips! I have the worst memory too so I write everything down!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

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