Studying

Taking back control, plan your life

Do you know the feeling of your head being full, full of knowledge, full of appointments and full of stress to the point that it hurts? I love having all my ducks in a row and planning my whole life out but lately I have been feeling that planning hasn’t been my strong suit. So, with having said that. Here we are, taking back our own control and planning our life around.

Breath
First of all, the most important thing is to breath. To just relax, to take it one step at the time. I can worry so much that is makes me unable to plan and to get my head in the game. Get up, get your coffee or tea (or anything else) so that we together can get our head in the game.

Get a piece of paper and get it all out
Something my mum actually always thought me was getting it all out on paper. Just getting a black piece of paper and putting everything on. Not in order but just there. So that you know what need to do. It is all in one place and you can plan from there. When I get in a panic over school my mum always says: get a piece of paper and let’s do it. When it’s on your paper it doesn’t keep wondering in your short-term memory. Put all your study material together. All your worksheets and books and just write it down.

And do it again
I put it all there, in awful handwriting. While forgetting half and adding some throughout. Therefor I do it again but with more care, making it pretty and it makes my overview so much better when I can actually tell what the letters are supposed to say. This might feel like an extra step but for me it really works to get it all out in a mess, the way it is in my brain and then sorting it out. It makes my mind clear and feel at ease.

Plan
You now know what you need to do and when. Now you need to look at when you have time to work and roughly how long it will take (this is a work in progress so don’t worry if it doesn’t always work out). By this point you know what to do and when it needs to be finished so it’s just a matter of putting the pieces together. You can do this in a planner, agenda, note book, to do list or anything else (or not at all) it’s totally up to you.

Work
The next thing you should do it work. You should just start and work. You now know what needs to be done and when. The only thing standing in your way of succes is starting.

I hope my post helps! Oh and my notes are in dutch if you are wondering what language it is.

Lots of love,
Melissa

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