Organizing your desk space

Yay for more tips to get shit done. This is just how I arrange my desk to work productively.

1. Have an “inbox” - your inbox can be a stack of document trays or just a simple pile. Keep it on the left side of your desk (or opposite if you’re left handed). Into this pile goes anything that needs your attention. When assignments come in put them in the inbox, when you have readings, print them and put them in your inbox. Document trays are great because you can stack 3 of them and organize your stuff into high, med and low priority. Alternately you can have a system like university, work, and bills. Choose something that works for you,

2. Planner/bullet journal/To do list. When you’re not working keep this front and centre in your workspace so when you sit down to do something you will remember to look at it.

3. Supplies (ie stationery, pencil case etc). Put them toward the back of the desk behind your work area and in easy reach.

4. The Outbox. Put finished items on the right side of your work space and either then submit or file them, whatever you need to do with them, at the end of each day.

5. Laptop / Computer. I keep my computer to the far right of the desk on the other side of the outbox. When I need it I can just roll my chair across. 

6. Wall planner / Calendar. Keep one of these on the wall behind your desk so you can see any deadlines at a glance.

7. Corkboard / whiteboard - Recommend one of each. Write any reminders on the whiteboard and pin important things on the cork board. 


And that’s it!

I understand some people may have a desk too small to fit all these things in this arrangement, this is just my system. You can adapt it however you like, just do what works for you and what works for your space.

Have a nice day :)

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MARCH SUBSCRIBER ITEM

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EGG HUNT QUEST AND EGG MOUNTS!

As part of the Spring Fling celebration, everyone has received a free Egg Hunt collection quest scroll! You can find it in the Inventory. Collect eggs by completing your tasks, and you’ll be rewarded with some egg pets.

Furthermore, the Egg Pets can now be fed… and grow into some glorious Egg Mounts, created by our new mod Beffymaroo!

The Seasonal Sorceress will also be stocking the Egg Quest scrolls until April 30th. Once they’re gone, they won’t return until next Spring, so get them while they’re hot!

i have a lot of things i want to treat myself to but not a lot to treat myself for haha so i’m making a list!

things i will do:
-finalize all my admissions with the courtauld (deposit, transcript, financial aid)
-sell/donate all the old clothes i have sorted
-completely reorganize my room and put up my nice art

what i will treat myself to:
-school supplies; my favorites off my mochithings wishlist (x x x), grid moleskin for my bullet journal, a couple black pens from blick
-this print x or this tote x
-cyanotype supplies
-a dress or a few shirts, if you have any favorite shops that aren’t topshop lmk

I am known as quite the Productive type, so here are some of my tips just for you guys! 

Tip 1: plan ahead 
If you have a planner that is not time managed… Get one that is time managed. Right now I use my bullet journal in an altered way, when I want to spend a day properly getting THINGS DONE. Make sure you know how long you will need for a certain task and be specific in what that task is. 5 pages. A chapter. A certain subject. Now plan it into your time table, and take the time spaciously. Will it take 15 minutes? Plan 20. You will feel more rested and accomplished! ( also don’t forget breaks ) 

Tip 2: sleep.
What? Sleep? Why sleep? Studyblr’s don’t sleep? Let me tell you. If a studyblr is advertising not taking care of your body because that’s hardcore? They are not doing it right. Sleep is essential. Make sure you have 8 hours of sleep, so you have enough energy for the day and start the day EARLY.   

Tip 3: Don’t take hours getting ready 
2 hours to get ready in the morning? You can use that time better. Go from bed straight to the shower so you will be fresh, get yourself some breakfast, chill for a bit and then 10 minutes before you planned to start studying, go grab your stuff and Do the job. 

Tip 4: minimize your distractions 
Don’t put things on your desk that you won’t be using. It’s distraction and you don’t want that. Music with lyrics is a big no go for me. Spotify does some GREAT playlist just for this and also coffitivity.com (available in the appstore too) is a savior. Listen to that with headphones on and you immediately get into that productive state. 

Tip 5: keep track of time 
I have used Pomodoro and those types of apps but they didn’t do the job for me. What I like to do is put the stopwatch of my Iphone next to me and every time I finish a “task” I start a new round. When I go for a break, I stop the stop watch, and in that way at the end of the day, I will see how many hours of real productivity I had and what I can do better next time. 

Tip 6: Social media does not exist
No, not even tumblr while searching the studyblr tag and aspecially not during small breaks. There are apps that won’t let you have access to social media your laptop or phone, but I just use my second iphone with no apps on there so twitter, tumblr, Facebook, non of it is available at the tap and luckily I am not that desperate to go on web to those sites haha! 


And those are the Productivity tips I got for you as if now, Any questions or suggestions? Feel free to fill up my ask box!

24 TIPS TO OVERCOME PROCRASTINATION

#5 in the “24 Ways/Tips” series.

Here’s a visual guide to help you defeat that infamous obstacle known as procrastination. Utilize whatever works. A combination of these may be your best bet.

I made this using a more colorful palette to make the subject a bit more pleasing, or fun, or approachable. Feel free to leave any comments or feedback.

You can buy a print/poster of this and hang it on your wall.

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A very OOC personal post or All The Things I’m Into Lately

Well, doesn’t this look familiar? I’ve had the good fortune of a snow day, no work and no school, so I thought it might be time to update tumblr. All of these things connect somehow in my brain, so bear with me:

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