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Here’s how to get into a set routine for the fall semester

With school starting back up for many of us, the nerves may be setting in. Whether you are in high school, college or your first day at a new job is coming up, there are many ways to stay motivated and organized. 

Here are four ways to set yourself up for a great year:

Get some form of a planner

Organizing your assignments, events and appointments is extremely helpful, especially if you are a busy person. There are so many options for planning out your weeks that will accommodate you. There are great planners on Etsy, even some that you can customize. If you aren’t a pen and paper type of person, there are a few apps out there that help to keep your daily life organized, from calendars to to-do lists and even some options to set reminders. Either way, you will be able to stay on top of things even during the busiest of weeks.

Wake up at the same time every day

Even if your classes start at different times or your schedule is constantly changing, having the routine of waking up at the same time is key to staying motivated. Try to have a few things you do every morning, even if they are small like making your bed and pouring yourself a cup of coffee. This healthy habit will keep your mind sharp and your body well-rested. 

Keep your space organized

Having a messy room or disorganized space in general will encourage you to get out of your set routine. It will distract your mind, therefore, you won’t be as productive as you can be. Plus, cleaning your room can be therapeutic and get your mind off the stresses you may have in life. Keeping your things in one place, too, will help your morning go by faster and easier. There are great desk organizers on Amazon and great storage systems for your closet at Ikea.

Set aside time for self-care

High school and especially college is extremely tiring and can start to get to you if you don’t take the time to take care of yourself. “Self-care Sunday” can be a time for you and your friends to clean up your place and get back on track for the week. Whatever makes you feel reset for the next week is what you should be doing on this day. Write in your planner, clean your room, go for a walk and maybe even do a face mask. You will be feeling confident going back to school or your job on Monday.

@gracebrezine 

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