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5 Ways to stay organized and calm in college

By Chloe Bachman

Associate Editor

Being a college student can be overwhelming at times. Navigating through classes, sports, clubs and outside activities can be difficult for many students. Below are some ideas that can help you feel more at ease during your college experience.

Write it down

I have found in the past that when I write something down I am much more likely to complete that task. Making a to-do list for the day can help you feel like you are doing something with your day and help you stay on track to complete your goals.

Plan ahead

Schedule out a time for you to study or do homework. Doing this will help you not be stressed and be able to do the things you actually want to do such as spending time with friends and family. Find what time of day works best for you to complete your schoolwork.

Manage your time wisely.

Success in college is all about time management. I highly recommend using Google Calendar to plan out your days, so you can visually see how much time each task will take. On Google Calendar, you are able to color-code your calendar, set reminders, add locations to events, and even share your calendar with others. 

Take breaks

Since you have so much going on when you are in college, it is super important to make sure that you are taking breaks. Our minds can only handle so much at a time. Go on a walk. Read a book. Watch a movie. Whatever helps you clear your mind.

Make a spreadsheet

This semester I made a spreadsheet with every assignment that is due. I set it to be in chronological order and color-coded it by class. This has been so helpful this semester because I am able to see everything I have to do for the week and everything is not as intimidating as it had seemed before. 



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