Very DisorganizedSchoolVery Disorganized<div class="ExternalClassC94B6BCE6D1E4180BA071A8863A7525C"><p>​<span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4" style="">So I'm a very disorganized person and with school starting up, I really want to have a more organized year than last. There were so much stress and anxiety. If you guys had any tips for being organized or just some nice ways to de-stress and still be focused on school.  </span><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass8CA7B5FEA2A94AF392F6B089507846D7"><p> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Thanks for writing in.  Yes, good organization can actually free up some time for you.  If you spend a little time planning ahead, that work pays off for you.  Start by bringing organization to your bedroom.  You probably spend a lot of time in there to sleep, hang out, get ready for the day, do homework, or relax.  Get rid of clutter.  Have all clean clothes folded or hung up and all dirty clothes in a basket.  Box up old toys, pictures, medals, and things you don't want to get rid of, but you can put in storage.  Clear everything off of your study area except for what you need to study like a lamp, paper, erasers, pens, pencils, calculator and such.  Deep clean the room with dusting, washing your bedding, vacuuming or sweeping, and wiping down all surfaces.</span></p><p> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">You'll feel good when you see results of a sparkling room.  Now for routine.  It helps to be in a good routine.  So, at least for the 5 days a week that you are in school, every night before bed, make a to do list for the next day.  That does not mean it has to be all work.  Maybe type out a chart and from 7 am through 9 pm.  Fill in the blanks with your classes, meals, homework time, fun time, study time, nighttime activities or any sports/lessons that you have, and relaxation time.  </span></p><p> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Keep your routine up, so that you know what is expected every day, you get up at the same time every day and go to bed at the same time every day.  Studies show that with a good routine, people feel happier and healthier.  Now take a look at these tips and tools on our website too:  </span></p><p> <a href="/Pages/school.aspx"> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/school.aspx</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"> </span></p><p> <a href="/Pages/taking-care-of-you.aspx"> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/taking-care-of-you.aspx</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"> </span> <br class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"></p><p> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"> <span style="color:#333333;background-color:transparent;">When you break your day down, you'll find that you can focus better knowing "Hey in one hour I can just relax, listen to music, text my friend, or run around outside".  The old saying "By the inch it is a cinch, by the yard it is hard" fits perfectly with the hour by hour plan.  It will help you to stay organized and make life easier for you when you just do a little at a time.  Have a great school year.</span><br></span></p><p> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Laura, Crisis Counselor</span></p></div>13

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