How I do my Study Schedule
So this is the most efficient way I’ve found to create a study schedule. I’m sure I’m not the first one to use this method, but these are my pictures. Sorry if I couldn’t be more of a perfectionist when it comes to the aesthetics of it all cuz i’m really busy right now now! let’s begin.
1. Write a task list
write down in a random piece of paper (you can throw out later or not) every little study task, assignment, etc. you need to do for the time you want to schedule.
make the tasks as detailed as you possible can so you can get a better grasp of what you actually have to do.
You can do as many sheets as you feel comfortable, I did a bunch because I’m trynna do the most for my exams.
2. Fit your tasks in your calendar
Depending on the time you have to complete all your tasks, divide them day by day or week by week. That’s why it’s great to start early, cuz the sooner you start, the less you have to do each day.
The less you have to do each day, the more likely you are to stick to the plan.
e.g: have 20 tasks to do in 10 days. That means 2 tasks a day.
It’s crucial that you manage your time wisely. Some tips for not overscheduling:
- be super duper realistic, even if you feel kinda bad. Just because you want to finish that task in 30 minutes, doesn’t mean you’ll do it. some things take time and you know it, you’ve probably worked enough to know how long your usual study tasks take you.
- if you have absolutely no idea, schedule a day (per week if you can)for catch up. All the tasks you couldn’t finish during the week go to that day.
- If you end up doing everything that week, just skip the catch up day and continue with your schedule.
2.1. Write everything down
Write down in a separate piece of paper or your planner the tasks for each day. Doesn’t have to look pretty. The big list looks scary and the division day by day or week by week should make you feel much better. I have 8 weeks till exams so I divided by week.
3. Make stuff look pretty now
If you don’t have a weekly planner you don’t have to, just get a random notebook or your bujo, your prettiest post its & washi, or just your pens and start making daily spreads so you can check your tasks more easily, copying from that previous messy spread. Make it as spaced as possible, I made a spread per week.
You don’t have to make all of your spreads at once, I did the first 2 weeks. After a while you can always go back to that messy spread and continue your planning, adjust what you need.
4. Daily planning
If you want to make 100% sure you are managing your time well, get a daily planner if you can, doesn’t have to be brand. This one has half an hour time blocks from 8 to 21, but there are tons out there, cheap ones too.
I colour code each of my subjects, and some other important tasks like exercise and reading.
I start by marking my meal times first.
Then any events. That day I only had swimming practice, I would also mark class the days I have it.
Finally, you are left with all the time of the day to complete your tasks. Fill time to complete each task. Make sure you give yourself plenty of breaks, not too many, not too little. With practice it’ll come easier to you.
If you fail, wich will happen at some point, don’t give up, keep learning from your mistakes and schedule accordingly to what feels better to you. Everyone’s different.
So, if something doesn’t go as planned, push your tasks to your catch up day, and try your best to be as disciplined as possible.
(For self discipline tips, check this post)
Hopefully that was helpful guys! Go rock your schedule, I know you can do it!