How to Have a More Organised Life (Teens)

Sometimes life can get hectic, and when it does, being organised can make everything so much easier. Following these tips can help you on your way to a more organised lifestyle!


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    Gather some supplies to help keep you organised. A daily planner, small notebook, sticky notes, highlighters, and a calendar are recommended. You can either buy these at a store or make your own.
    • You may also want stickers and different colored pens.
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    Set up your calendar. Choose a good spot in your room (or anywhere else you'll see it often) and hang it up. Use highlighters and pens to mark special dates, such as softball practice or when your English essay is due.
    • You may also want to use a special highlighter colour specifically for marking when your period starts and ends. This way you're never caught off guard.
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    Set up your planner. Depending on what type of planner you get, fill in your information accordingly. Make notes to yourself about homework, pep rallies, and other events you participate in.
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    Use your sticky notes regularly. Stick them up on your bathroom mirror with homework reminders, TV show times, and anything else you need to remember! Don't limit yourself to just your bathroom mirror, though, stick them anywhere you'll see them easily. (Make sure this doesn't bother your parents and/or siblings.)
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    Do your work first. Make sure that all your homework is finished within three hours before bedtime, if you can. Then, you can text your friends and hang out with your family.
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    Balance your job with the rest of your life. If you have an after-school job, life is even more hectic for you. Make a few copies of your weekly schedule and keep one with you at all times. This way you know if you're free or not when friends ask.
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    Plan one day per week to relax. If you can't fit a whole day in, make sure you at least get eight hours of down-time per week, even if it's only an hour per day. Enjoy your hobbies, spend time with family and friends, take a bath, or anything else to relax you.


  • Don't give up if you're not suddenly organised after a few days. Slowly build yourself up to using all of these techniques until you're completely organised.
  • If you can, use your phone or MP3 player to send you reminders of events.
  • Don't procrastinate. Leaving things until the last minute usually causes you to rush, which lowers the quality of your work.
  • Fix time for things to be done. Have a whole day planner for an overall look of your day and so that you don't miss out something.


  • If you become too overwhelmed, you should try to free up your schedule. Whether it's dropping out chess club or quitting softball, sacrifice something to make your life easier.
  • Don't leave anything out of your planner or calendar. Even the smallest detail can mess up the rest of your schedule.

Things You'll Need

  • Calendar
  • Planner
  • Highlighters, markers, or pens

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Categories: Youth