How do you organise your life?

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Thinking about using digital resources for productivity and organisation rather than a planner but would like to hear how everyone here likes to keep up with everything like school, exams and hobbies
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I use my Gmail as a To-Do list - there's also a Google To-Do list. I look at how big each task is, and how much time I have, but that said I still procrastinate and waste time
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I've actually found physical to-do lists to be especially helpful. I think the main flaw is that it's super easy to write a long list of things to do and then feel unaccomplished because you couldn't finish it. I had this problem a lot when I was first getting into it, but when I was revising for my final A Level exams, I found that by breaking down the revision into smaller chunks, I got a lot more accomplished.

I also liked to use the app Forest to find out how much time I was dedicating to each of my subjects.

Hope this helps
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I like to get into routines.
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I make mental to-do lists and plans and “tick them off” so to speak when I complete them. If I forget or don’t do something, I get a persistent nagging sensation which puts me back on track.
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I personally prefer physical to do lists. I dont cram so many things in the list though. I dont know bout you but crossing out or ticking something once you have done it feels so satisfying and motivates you to try and accomplish other tasks
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I use Google Calendar and google Keep :yep:
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I also use mental lists. I used to use physical, but found I never wrote anything unless I needed to remember specific ways to do the task. I then used virtual, but found that I tended to add a task hours after being set it (so I was relying on my memory anyway), or even after I finished it (to tick it off).

When it comes to homework, I go through in my head subject by subject to remember what both the prior lesson(s) were about as well as if any homework was set, which is useful for committing lesson summaries to long-term memory as well.

For exams I go just do papers first by subject then by AS/A-level then by paper then chronologically. E.g. do all Biology AS paper 1s, then Paper 2s, then A-level paper 1s, etc then move to a different subject.
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I can't really cope with mental lists - I have too much going on
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Usually just mental to do lists. If I'm really struggling to motivate myself or feel anxious about how much I have to do, having a written list seems to help. I also have a wall plannerto remind me about events etc. (usually have them in my head but good to have a physical remind for things that are far in advance).
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I can delete/tick/cross out/mark as done physical lists much easier so the satisfaction is so nice.
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I have OneNote with a range of tabs for Work.

I do like to write do lists now and then.
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I don't, really, unless specifically for work.

For work I have 2 physical diaries, one for my normal student responsibilities and one for my welfare role; I use my email inbox as a to-do think, which means once something is dealt with, I file it, and the 'inbox' itself is always stuff that has yet to be addressed (I picked up this tip when doing a PGCE).

Aside from that, I don't really bother in my personal life.
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That’s my secret, Cap, i dont
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