How to be Organized for School, College or Life [The 6 Habits of Highly Organized People]

How to be Organized for School, College or Life [The 6 Habits of Highly Organized People]

How can you be more organized? Everyone has experienced that overwhelming
feeling that your life is one giant mess. As a student, parent or average person you’ve
got a lot going on and it can be a real challenge to get in control and stay there. So what’s the best way to get your life
organized? I asked Nicole from NeatNik for her advice,
because she is a professional organizer. It turns out there are 6 habits highly organized
people have in common. What’s really interesting about these top
tips is you can apply them to organizing anything, not just a physical space. Now you might be wondering why you should
even care about being organized, so let’s see if any of these reasons blow your hair
back. You’ll be more focused on what you want
to achieve, be able to prioritize your tasks, and set and achieve your goals more efficiently. You’ll manage your time more effectively,
work more economically and be more productive. You’ll be less stressed, achieve more balance
in your life and be more flexible. And you might even have more energy and enthusiasm
once you’ve achieved freedom from chaos. Sound good? Ok, here’s how to do it – habit number
one. Keep it simple. Elaborate organizational systems are hard
to maintain, and most of the time – they’re not worth the effort. Whether you’re organizing your sock drawer
or your class notes, have as few steps as possible, otherwise it’ll be too frustrating
to maintain over time. Going crazy with a fancy color coding system
might look pretty cool, but the effort can outweigh the benefits. Choose a system that’s easy to use, and
you’ll become more productive, not less. Develop routines. If there are things you have to do every day
or week, create set routines about when and how you do them. This is about managing your time more effectively,
and saving yourself the mental effort of continual planning and re-scheduling. Turn your important tasks into routines and
fit the rest of your life around them, not the other way around. When is your best time to study, exercise,
socialize, clean your home or relax? Develop morning and evening routines for your
regular tasks, whether it’s study or putting out the recycling. Anybody’s routines can get broken but always
try to get your groove back as soon as possible. Have a place for everything, and put everything
in its place. This might be common sense but it’s not
always common practice. If you don’t know where things belong, you
can’t put them away. You might have a shelf for all your text books
and class notes, a special section of your closet for your winter clothes, or folders
on your computer for all your assignments. So this works for physical things or digital
things or even your knowledge like I teach at Memorize Academy. Try not to put something down temporarily,
but take a few extra seconds to put it where it belongs. Every time. Keep a current and detailed to-do list. Don’t be mistaken, it takes planning to
be organized. Work backwards by starting with your end goal,
and then decide what smaller steps you’ll follow to get there. Try to keep lists for daily tasks as well
as longer term projects. And use a central list for everything, whether
it’s in a physical notebook or a digital list on your computer or phone. If you write random reminders on loose pieces
of paper, make sure you transfer them to your main list, and keep it current. And giving yourself deadlines can help you
to get things done and crossed off your list. Don’t get bogged down by perfectionism. You don’t have to be perfect to be organized,
so don’t think you need to get everything done, and done exactly right. Prioritize tasks and try to learn where and
how you can take shortcuts and how to get things done quickly. Be honest and think about what’s really
important. The end goal is progress, so it’s less about
perfection and more about action. Toss things daily and purge routinely. Organized people don’t wait for a free weekend
or an open block of time to get themselves and their lives in order. They constantly cross things off their list,
throw things away, reevaluate what they own, and tidy their house and the way they operate. They may take a few minutes each night to
clean off their desk, delete old files from their computer or emails from their inbox,
or throw out the expired food from the refrigerator. Organizing is not a separate event – it’s
part of their day. There you have it. Whether you’re organizing your room or home,
your computer, the way you study, the way you think, your social life or the goals you
want to achieve, these six habits will get you streamlined and heading in the right direction. Keep it simple. Develop routines. Have a place for everything, and put everything
in its place. Keep a current and detailed to-do list. Don’t get bogged down by perfectionism. Toss things daily and purge routinely. If you’d like to get advice from a professional
organizer on organizing your room, home or physical space, head over to Neatnik for some
more great tips. And as always, to learn more about organizing
knowledge and information in your memory, head over to Memorize Academy. Thanks for watching, I’ll see you again
soon, bye!

Comments (48)

  1. What do you need to get organized? How many areas of your life can you apply these habits to?
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  2. BRO It was amazing video I do follow your video and routine

  3. This is so useful!

  4. Hard when you live with people that dont care about others needs and goals

  5. OMG!!!! You really did it!!!! Thank you so much for listening to my request! ❀The tips look so simple, I hope I will be able to create my own routine… And try not to be a perfectionist hahahaa

  6. this is great video. thank you for making this.

  7. thank you, it was very useful

  8. wow Mus jan wand thank you sadqa

  9. Very things is usful in ur channel surely i subscribed

  10. All the things seem like common sense and I've come to all of these conclusions at one time-point or another, but… having them put together so neatly and explained so simply really helps me create a clearer image of what I ought to do! Thank you! A very wise and useful video. πŸ™‚ Time to get myself together!

  11. Thanx a lot! This video helped me so much.

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  13. @4:32 , I read what the bin says : "Hurt". Date of expiry :Yesterday.

    I know it's yoghurt πŸ˜‚ but I'll take it as "being hurt was enough for yesterday and those feels expire today"

  14. Thank you, I needed this. πŸ™‚

  15. I need this!!! πŸ˜­πŸ™‚

  16. Superb
    Thank you for the suggestion

  17. Hey, Will you make a poster for those

  18. really amazing ideas πŸ’‘


  20. wow I love this channel more than any YouTube channel. awesome about the periodic table videos.

  21. Thank You, I appreciate learning some tips and tricks from the organizing pros!

  22. This was in my recommended… I think my phone is trying to tell me something.

  23. Hi Kyle!
    I just want to say that I love your videos and the way you teach. Everything is brilliantly explained!
    Thank you so much!

  24. Little bits of paper EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Honestly I don't know what I would do without a whiteboard, I'm a serial tree killer but I've probably saved a few since I got a whiteboard/pin board… It's on the wall next to my bed near the light switch so I always see it, my lecturer @ uni said "But How dO you SLEeP!" ahaha, but it does help me going to bed and waking up knowing I'm getting things done instead of procrastinating so much!

  25. These are all good ideas thanks, I should be more organised now.

    A slight detail though: for food, I prefer to go by the smell and look of it because the dates are often just vague recommendations that do not necessarily indicate when it'll go off.

  26. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  27. Oh my god! This is absolutely fantastic! Thank you!

  28. My life is one big mess right now

  29. I loved the way u guys review things. It make me concentrate more on it. Thanks

  30. I totally need to get more organised!

  31. I wish i was a unicorn, my house it a disgrace

  32. Thank you so much! I need this!

  33. It's more about progress. So, it's less about perfection and more about action.
    I spend 100% of my time making things perfect and only 25% finished instead of good enough and 100% finished.

    Edit: I love this video! It has helped me be less of a perfectionist at work. I have a lot to do, and not enough space to put things. So, staying organized is important, but spending too much time organizing doesn't help, it actually hurts.

  34. Just discovered this channel! Definitely more tips about becoming and staying organized please<3 Already subscribed!! This vid is super helpful!

  35. For the like, three people who read this, Have an absolutely amazing day!πŸ˜‹

  36. This was so great. Very concise. Thie information was presented in digestible chunks and was not overwhelming like many of the organizing videos out there are. The visuals also made it easy to process. Thanks for taking the time to make this!

  37. So many great tips to live by!

  38. Sir please all video prepare in hindi

  39. Point 5 is the game changer! Thank you 😊

  40. Awesome! Subscribed!πŸ’œ

  41. Watching this in a pile of underwear

  42. Hey my professor showed us this. Thought that was cool.
    Edit: thanks for the heart memorize academy!

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