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Thursday, August 27, 2015

A Shortie But a Goodie (BTS Edition)

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Hey Lovelies!
I decided to start a new series! (What's new...) From now on, all of my super short tips (anything that would be classified as a 1-3 minute read) will be posted under "A Sortie But a Goodie".  These are typically going to be quick tips and beauty hacks I see no need in going in great depth about, but I wanted to share with you all.

I decided to introduce this new series, under my BTS category. I talked in my update post about releasing a few posts. I figured a few of them could just be compressed. Because who wants to read a long article about time management if it can be compressed?

So let's kill two birds with one stone.

#1: Time Management

This is different for everyone. Figure out how you think. Are you visual, hands on, or verbal? Personally, I'm a mix of these three but visual things get processed faster in my brain. My method to time management is putting everything in my phone. I use the Sunrise app by Microsoft to manage all my calendars.
Next I use stickynotes for things like class assignments and quick to dos (like organize my closet or throw away old notebooks from last semester...ect). These go on my mirror. I'm the kind of person who glances in my mirror before I leave so I won't miss a stickynote where my face should be that says "Dentist appointment at 5 on Tuesday".
Once you figure out what you need to do. It's just a matter of how long does everything take. Example:
  • Cleaning out my closet --> 10 minutes
  • Reading Chapter 1 and outlining notes --> 15 minutes
  • Cleaning the kitchen --> 10-15 minutes
  • Running Errands--> 1 hour.
In this instance, I would do something like: Start cleaning the kitchen. But, I would do things like leaving the oven on self-clean and cleaning the microwave first because those include leaving things be for 10 minutes or so. Well that's going on, I would clean my closet. After, I would go back to the kitchen, finish what needs to be done. Then go on doing my homework and take a break from studying, by running errands. That way, I had a productive day, in a matter of less than 2 hours.

#2: What you really need

You'll be told to bring everything but a kitchen sink to school. All you need is just 5 key things.
  • Something to write with...no duh. I stick with blue/black pens for pretty much everything. Pencils for tests and gel pens for when I'm studying to keep my attention.
  • A planner (or your phone), just depending on the type of person you are.
  • A word processer. Google docs is free and wonderful. But, Microsoft also has a program with some schools where students get the Microsoft office 365 suite for free. (See if you're eligible here)
  • A notebook you carry around that holds non-class stuff. I have a small notebook with me at all times for just my ideas. This may sound strange, but when you're sitting in a 2 hour lecture, you get ideas for things non-class related. And if you're anything like me, you'll think about those ideas for the remainder of class, unless you jot it down and revisit it later.
  • A good bag. Textbooks are heavy and ebooks are expensive. Invest in a decent bag and if insurance on that bag is offered, take it (or at least consider it).
  • WHAT YOU DON'T ALWAYS NEED: The Textbook. Not every class requires a textbook or uses it constantly. Just ask the teacher if you need it. No need to spend money on something you look at for one page. And teachers will be honest with you. (Plus, you can always split the cost of a textbook with a classmate or classmates.)

Marketing student with a focus in visual marketing with a addiction to coffee.


  1. I guess I will need to improve my time management, I seem to have problem with that! Great tips x


  2. Sounds absolutely convincing what you write here, thank you!
    Many thanks for kind comment on my blog. Do you want to follow each other?
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  3. Great share, time management is always my problem. :|

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