5 Small Tips To Help Your Week Go WellPosted: 27th of January 2015 by
Whether you are at school, college, in an apprenticeship, at work, or studying for a degree there are some things that we all need to get right. These are the basic things – like where we need to be, and when. If we forget these small items it can mess up the whole day – if not have a negative impact over the next days or weeks! Fortunately, all it takes is a bit of preparation – so, we present 5 small things to make sure your week goes well.
1. Make A Timetable
You may have had a timetable at school (or perhaps you still do), telling you where you need to be, and when. Whether this is a timetable of classes, lectures, or meetings it is worth knowing where you need to be, and when. Some people like to manage this digitally, while others prefer a diary or calendar. Whatever works for you, just make sure you keep it up-to-date and don’t forget to check it.
2. Set A Work Schedule
A bit like the timetable above, except that this is a diary of what work you need to do, and when. You may have tasks that you need to complete every week – but there will also be longer running projects and special one-off items. If you’re studying these might be essay deadlines, or if you are at work they could be special projects that you need to complete for your boss. You need to keep up on your work schedule to make sure you are not forgetting any important deadlines, but also to help you prioritise your workload. You might want to create a spreadsheet, or perhaps keep a diary. Again, use whatever method works best for you.
3. Do Your Filing
Not many people enjoy filing, but the longer you leave it the worse it gets. If you are out at college it is worth taking a few moments every evening or at the weekend to go through your folders and books to make sure everything is filed correctly (no loose papers), and that anything you don’t need (that doodle you did in English class) is got rid of. The same goes for work, especially if you have a desk job. Take time to make sure your papers are organised and where you expect them to be. While this may sound like a chore, if you keep on top of it, it won’t take long and will really pay you back later.
4. Check Your Supplies
Are you the sort of person who often needs to borrow a pen or some paper? If so, this one is for you. Make sure you have what you need to do your job. Whether that is a pen and paper, your textbooks, a box of tools, or a laptop. Keep them safe and make sure everything works properly – so throw out any pens that don’t write anymore. It is much better to be prepared than to end up in a panic because you don’t have what you need.
5. Get Your Clothes Ready
Lastly, you need to think about your clothes. If you work in an office or need to wear a uniform, make sure you have all the clothes you need (plus a spare or two?) ready to go each week. Rather than waking up in a panic and trying to dig out a shirt from the wash-basket (you know who you are!), it is much better to start the day relaxed as you slip into your clean, fresh clothing. Even if you don’t have to wear a uniform, it is nice to know what you are going to wear the next day, rather than trying on different outfits 15 minutes before you need to leave your home!
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