School can be stressful—we always want everything to stay organized and in order so we can make the most of the semester. Whether you're still getting into the daily grind of classes or are already dealing with the impending doom that comes with your first set of midterm exams, here are some tips to keep you relaxed and on top of things while you're in school.
1. Get a planner
I cannot stress this enough. If you have a million things going on at once you will want a calendar where you can put all your activities, meetings and deadlines. Keeping track of all this in one place will make your life SO conveniently organized. There are a million planners out there, but I personally love the ones from ban.do and Erin Condren.
2. Take time to relax
School is stressful! It is very easy to get caught up in what you have to do and when you have to be doing it. If you have a big test coming up, take breaks while studying. This will help you recharge and refocus on what you need to be doing. Take a walk, ride a bike, listen to music, read a book! Anything that will help your mind escape for a moment will help you reset.
3. Write down notes by hand
This seems like a tedious task, but it really will help you in the end. Rather than lugging your computer to class each day, bring a notebook and a pencil. You will be more engaged and less tempted to get on Pinterest (guilty!) during lecture. Not only that, but you are more likely to retain the things you write down and it will help you focus on the subject at hand.
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