Amongst going out during fresher's week, attending lectures, doing course assignments, joining societies and carrying on with everyday life, losing track of everything that needs doing is easy.
However, making just the smallest changes into your routine can help get you back on track, and save you a lot of stress. With that in mind, here are a few of our tips and tricks on how to be more organised, so you can stay on top of everything.
Why Being Organised is Important
There are many benefits when it comes to being organised. Not only will it allow you to live a more clutter-free lifestyle, but it will also help increase your productivity, improve your overall performance and contribute to stress management. Say goodbye to approaching everything last minute and take on your deadlines with full preparation!
How to Be More Organised?
Whether you need to get your head down with your uni work or experience the many wellbeing benefits from taking the step towards being organised, here are a few tips and tricks on how to be more organised at university:
1. Get Organised With The Right Bag
Rocking up to a lecture with nothing to store your handouts or all your other bag essentials can make your day a little more chaotic, making it more likely for you to lose things. Having a bag that you can rely on and keep your essentials secure and organised is key. Our Nick The Messenger Bag is the perfect companion for all your uni essentials. Providing you with multiple compartments, as well as a secure laptop sleeve, you can take on your uni day with full organisation.
2. Write To-Do Lists
Sitting down at the start of the week to write down your priorities for the week and what you’ve got to accomplish day by day is a great way to stay organised. It allows you to acknowledge everything you’ve got planned for the week and decide when to complete any work that needs doing.
Understandably, random plans can come up, but having a visual representation will allow you to complete your work quicker, keep you motivated and allow you to recognise whether you should say yes to these last-minute plans.
3. Get Enough Sleep
Sleep provides you with the perfect opportunity to feel refreshed and rejuvenated. It’s recommended you get between 7-9 hours of sleep every night, and you’ll be surprised how much more productive you’ll feel.
When the weekend calls, late nights are sometimes inevitable, however making this a regular occurrence can make it harder for you to concentrate and feel on top of things.
Try sticking to a healthy routine and limit your screen-time at night to reap all the benefits of a good night of sleep.
4. Learn How To Prioritise
We know FOMO (fear of missing out) can be a huge thing during uni and it can be easy to say yes to last minute plans. However, when you have things to tick off in your to do list, missing one or two nights out to do something productive is totally fine, especially if you have a deadline you’re trying to hit.
5. Declutter Your Workspace
Having a dedicated, clean and tidy surrounding is a great way to help keep you organised and focused on what needs doing. Introducing something like our Utility Pouch is a great way to keep your items all together in one place, limit any clutter and stay organised. Available in a range of different sizes, find the size right for your essentials and feel at ease knowing that your essentials have a home.
6. Plan Ahead
Giving yourself enough time to get on with readings, coursework, assignments and presentations will allow yourself more time to ask your peers and lecturers questions – if any arise. Even better, getting things done early provides you with more time to relax and opportunities to say yes to last minute plans. So, you can say goodbye to competing with the clock and instead have a more stress-free approach, knowing you’ve ticked things off with plenty of time.
While you’re working to be more organised for uni, here are some additional organisational tips for you to discover: