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  1. Tamara Nelson-Fromm says

    This is such a great post! For me I use google calendar for EVERYTHING because it’s always with me as my computer/phone/etc. I have separate calendars for each class, my blog, swimming, family events and that’s how I keep track of what I have to do when. For me at least it helps to see it in a calendar format. 🙂

  2. Michelle says

    I love this post! I used to be super organised, but now? I don’t know what happened, maybe it’s because there was such a big gap between my last exam and my first schoolday at my new school, or just because it’s a new school, but I’m not organised AT ALL. I’m definitely going to do some of these things 😀 (I already make to do lists like crazy haha) I’ve seen other people use sticky notes as well, and it’s so smart! Definitely going to do that one. Also the colour coordination and stickers!

  3. Natalie @ Flowers in my Books says

    I loved this! I didn’t use to be a super organised person but since having this blog I’ve found that I need to manage my time a lot better which means getting organised and fast. I bought my first planner the other week and it’s helping me to keep on track of all the tasks that I need to get done as well as events that are happening in regards to university and even hanging out with friends.

    To-Do Lists are my absolute best friend. Like you said, there is nothing more satisfying that crossing something off a list. Even just simple tasks like taking a shower (You’d be surprised how much I procrastinate).

  4. Becca says

    Wow, I love these tips! It’s funny because I’m actually homeschooled too, and I also have ballet and blogging on my plate as well! So of course, these tips are extremely helpful, thanks so much for posting!

  5. Courtney says

    To do lists are my favourite list to write! I love challenging myself. I also like to write in my planner off days where I can kind of chill and relax. Between work, school, blogging I had a hard time making time for friends and family so I give myself off days to take that time out for friends and family.

  6. Emily says

    Love this post! And your blog has a gorgeous aesthetic! 😉 I was wondering, where did you buy the planner/diary that’s in your pictures? It’s super cute 🙂 x

  7. Aentee says

    I love your planner it looks super beautiful! I really enjoyed using a diary when I was in university. The more colours and stickers the better. Nowadays I stick to using google calendar or my bf to remind me of things though XD

  8. Rebecca @ Reading Wishes says

    Great post I totally relate – if you’re at home and you don’t get organised or have a plan, the day just slips by. These tips were really helpful and it was fun to see what works for you. Maybe I should get this organised 😉

  9. Tasya says

    I also a planner to keep me on track with my schoolwork, and since I’m also a visual person, I use colorful pens and highlighters. I also add some quotes to keep me motivated. For my other things to do, like reading, going out with friends, or blogging, I usually stick sticky notes everywhere, like on my laptop, bookshelves and mirror. That way I always remember things I’m supposed to do. Amazing post! 🙂

  10. Jen @ Books and Other Happy Ev says

    THIS POST IS MY EVERYTHINGGGG. Especially since you used pretty photos and ahh Paper Source. 😉 I have a very similar organizing method; I use a planner and Google Calendar. I would use a physical calendar, but I’m just adding so many events that I don’t have time to sit down and write them! But yes to the sticker thing!! I first learned about it from Victoria Schwab and I now use it for exercising, writing a blog post, and finishing a book 😀

    BEAUTIFUL post, Xan! Thanks so much for sharing this with us!!

  11. Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic says

    I’M HOME-SCHOOLED TOO! 😀 I have this gorgeous Paris planner that I’m totally in love with, so I use that for my to-do lists and daily tasks etc. Also – I love the idea of using stickers, think I might start doing that too! 🙂

  12. Brittany says

    Being organized is so important in general but I need it especially when it comes to blogging. I use highlighters, color-coded post-its, and have a schedule book between co-bloggers and me. Unfortunately, we need to figure out an electronic system of some kind because often someone will not check the book and things get left off to the last minute ><

    Great post!

  13. Claire says

    I loved this post! I’m trying to get organized, and I’m going to try some of your methods. Where on Paper Source did you get thta planner? What is it called? These lifestyle posts really help, thank you! 😀

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