5 steps to help you stay organized!
Organization is a beneficial trait to have in life. It’s a useful skill that is needed in many career fields, and the healthcare field is no exception. Whether you’re training to become a nursing assistant or a medical billing and coding specialist, good organization skills can help you make the most of your education.
As a healthcare student, you’ll have class notes, homework, books, and even medical equipment to remember for your classes.
At Harris Casel, we know that it’s hard to stay on top of household chores, your studies, and a social life! During your training program, you can practice good organization habits to stay dedicated to your studies and improve your chances of becoming a successful healthcare professional. We’re offering students a list of five ways to stay organized at home and at school.
Step #1: Create a to-do list
Start by creating a to-do list. A to-do list can help you remember important tasks that need to be completed right away, like what you need to bring to class. Some students like writing out a list, while others prefer to create a list on their phones or within their email accounts. If you have a family member or roommate that you share household chores with, make a spreadsheet in Google documents so you can manage your responsibilities better. Other tools you can use to stay organized include the apps Any.do, Evernote, and Wunderlist. A to-do list is a useful way to remember chores, tasks, or homework you might usually forget.
Step #2: Write down your schedule in a planner or calendar
As a student, you may have long-term projects or responsibilities. Writing down tasks or your daily schedule in a planner or calendar is an excellent tool. You can write down upcoming tests or stay on top of project deadlines. Speak with your instructors to make sure you have enough time to study or prepare before your exams and due dates. You can set reminders on your phone to notify you when to study. Google Calendar is a great way for you to stay on top of your daily schedule and special events. This useful reminder tool will also send notifications to your Inbox so you can keep your deadlines and calendars in one place!
Step #3: Finish your chores
Before your take advantage of leisure time, check your to-do list and make sure all your most important chores and schoolwork with more urgent deadlines are completed first. You can save time and thoroughly complete your work when you plan to complete your most important projects and chores first. When you finish your chores earlier in the day, you can relax better knowing that your work for the day is complete.
Step #4: Use folders and storage areas
If you have lots of notes, you can place them in specific folders or binder slots that are labeled for different classes. You could even label and organize your notes by subject and date. You could also keep a separate section for your homework. When you organize your notes and coursework, you can find your notes and papers easier. You can also avoid frantic searches for homework or notes you urgently need.
Step #5: Keep items in specific locations
If you use school supplies or other items while working on a project, make sure to put them back in a designated area. The next time you need it you will be able to find it! You can save time and stress by knowing where items are located. When you organize your labeled folders, make sure that the notes for each subject are in the right location. The next time you need to find schoolwork quickly or study right away, you can rest assured everything is in the right spot. A steady habit of putting items in easily accessible and specific locations can put your mind at ease. Plus, your coworkers and teachers may notice that you’re a responsible and dedicated student.
These tips can help you organize your life and keep track of your responsibilities. Soon, you may start to see that you are better prepared for your school day. These tips can help you throughout your schooling and professional life!
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