On my last post, I said I learned (the hard way) that when you live alone you have to get your life together or you get drowned really fast. Yet I dod not tell you how to do so. I am obviously not an expert in being responsible and productive but I really am trying to get things in order. So I thought I would share some of my tips with you.
Plan ahead. As multitasking teenagers/young adults, we have a lot to manage. We have to juggle between good grades, social life, hobbies, chores and much more. For me, planning my weeks really helped. I know exactly what I will be doing each day so I don't have to waste my time thinking of what to do. It's not easy to always stick with the plans you make so don't be too hard on yourself but try to force yourself into sticking to it as much as you can
Stop waisting your time. The average american adult spends 3 hours watching TV each day. When I say that it seems showing (at least to me) but when you think about it, how long do we stay on our social media ? I have the answer : way too long. Sharing moments on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and so on is nice but life isn't virtual. You need to get off your phone. My tip would be to allow yourself to use all these media only in the morning when you wake up and at night before sleeping (and while waiting for the bus).
Force yourself into a routine. Here I'd like to help you take care of yourself. Once you've done everything you have planned for the day it's time to get into your night routine. It might sound hard, and boring, in the beginning but stick to it 21 days and it will become a habit. Take so "me" time everyday at the same time and you'll feel so much better. A morning routine that makes you feel good is also really important, it will help you enjoy your day much more.
Enjoy what to do. You know what they say "If you love what you do, then you won't work a day in your life". As students there obviously are some things that we do not enjoy doing. But hey, "if you can't get what you love then love what you get". Bye lying to myself for years I managed to believe that I love studying. You can do that for absolutely anything. Follow your classes, do your homework, and be curious about what you do. It really helps enjoying a subject that you once hated.