1. I keep track of my schedule by:a. Relying on my memory (and my parents and friends).
c. Using a calendar and an assignment book.2. My friend calls the night before the first day of school to see what I’m wearing the next day:
c. I have my outfit already picked out so I don’t waste time in the morning.3. I organize my email:
c. At least once a week.4. Normally, my locker is filled with:
c. The things I need, like notebooks, pens and a sweater.5. I get my homework done:
c. After school, on the same day it’s assigned.6. Do I ever cancel plans because I forgot about other plans that I made?
c. Never, I always use a planner.7. The place where I study and do homework is:
c. A quiet spot in my house or at the library.8. It’s only the beginning of August. My plan for getting school supplies is:
c. School-supply shopping spree! I need new pens, paper and folders now.9. I use the following to carry my books and schoolwork:
c. A backpack with all the essential pockets.10. During the last week of summer, I get an email reminder about the summer reading assignment, so I:
c. Don’t sweat it. I already finished the books and made notes
You live carefree and in the moment, which is fun—but also sometimes stressful. Having better time-management skills and making better choices can help you get rid of that unneeded anxiety, especially if you feel like you have too much to do and not enough time to do it, or bad things always seem to happen to you. Start getting organized by setting up a routine and getting in the habit of writing down your responsibilities.If you answered mostly B’s, you’ve found balance.
You pretty much have it together. You’re organized when it counts and know how to take time out for yourself, but are sometimes scatterbrained. When your brain is overloaded with to-dos, ease the stress of trying to remember everything by using a magnetic calendar or dry-erase board in your locker and bedroom.If you answered mostly C’s, you’re in control.
You’re the king or queen of organization! You’re so good that you even help your friends keep up with school and other activities. While being a master planner (and even a perfectionist) may come naturally to you, don’t let it go too far because you’ll quickly burn out. Plan breaks in your day to do what you enjoy and find fulfilling.