So much to do and what seems like so little time to do it in. How on Earth does anyone have time to eat, sleep, study, find their socks (and if they are actually clean, even better) and make the best use of all the anytime minutes on their cell phone in a 24 hour day?
You don't have to buy a big and fancy day planner or a shiny new pocket PC (although those ARE pretty fun) in order to get organized. A simple system of prioritizing can begin with a simple sheet of paper and a pen. According to Pamela Espeland's Life Tips for Teens, there are a number of ways lists can come in handy:
2. Lists focus your energy. When you have a step-by-step process for reaching a goal or solving a problem, you're more likely to get it done.
3. Lists free up space in your brain. You don't have to remember what's on a list. You just have to remember where you put it.
4. Lists free up time in your day. When you have a list of things to do or strategies to try, you're less likely to procrastinate.
5. Lists are satisfying. Ask anyone who uses a list: There is nothing like making a BIG, bold "X" next to something you've finished doing.
6. Lists give you confidence. It's great to know there's no problem so big, no challenge so daunting, that you can't break it down into steps and tackle them one-by-one.
So what's on your list?