Hi guys! So, as per my Declutter My Life Challenge, I will be writing blog posts about the process I am undergoing to maintain a non-messy lifestyle.
Today, I have gone through my phone- particularly the photos. For many of you who don’t know, I have a tendency to hoard photos: especially memes and selfies.
Whenever I delete a photo, I ensure that I actually want it removed. If there is some question as to if I should remove one, I ask myself a series of them to decide.
Do I have any future use for this photo?
Can I find this photo elsewhere (old messages with friends) as needed?
Does the photo have any sentimental value to me?
If I find that there is future use, I keep the photo, along with if yes to sentimental value.
However, if I am able to find the photo as another file (in a text message with a friend, for example), then I typically delete the picture. If I end up needing the photo in the future, though, then I refer to the place needed.
In the future, though, I will be avoiding saving so many images unless I am absolutely positive I am able to use them. While internet memes are great, a clean phone is even better!!
Even though I’m done with schooling, I know very well that a good majority of my friends are not, but rather are just returning to their journey! So, I figured a small list of tips might help!
1. Use a planner or a bullet journal- whatever will help you keep track of deadlines/homework!
- If you struggle with planners, simply make one that will work for you! I avoid planners altogether and use a bullet journal!
- Just don’t go in assuming you’ll remember everything. You won’t.
2. Know your classes!
- You need to know when, where, and what your classes are. Don’t walk in late- show initiative and show early!
- Keep your schedule handy for the first week or until you’re comfortable without it.
3. Be prepared!
- Do not be that person who needs to ask for a pencil because they forgot their pencil case at home: pack your backpack the night before!
- Try not to overload on supplies to take to school- you’ll need some for home.
4. Have a planned system!
- You need to decide how you will keep organized!
- I hated lockers. I refused to touch mine, so I decided quickly I would keep everything in my backpack. It was heavy, but it worked in my favor.
5. Cut out negativity from the get-go!
- If there’s a dark cloud in your life, sever ties. You need to maintain a content mental state!
6. Go through course material beforehand!
- Do some summer studying if you still have time! Refreshing your mind on what you have already learned will aid your learning process!
7. Start your routine 1-2 weeks early!
- Do not go to bed at 3am on the first day. In fact, start getting yourself to bed at a reasonable hour so you’ll be ready for the early mornings ahead.
- Avoid coffee at all costs. It might help temporarily, but the crash is troublesome. I did the same thing with candy and sugary cereals.
8. Read the class syllabuses!
- Note that learning the expectations your teachers have is immensely important in organization.
- Do not argue with teachers on their rules… just don’t.
9. Do not be in a hurry to grow up!
- High school is a journey. I wish I had taken more time to realize and appreciate that!
My name is AJ, for those of you who don’t know. I’ll be 19 this month, and as I have started work, my life has gotten severely cluttered in many ways. I have developed a challenge for myself in order to declutter my life!
The challenge itself will last a couple weeks- but the effects will need to be maintained over the course of my years. I have taken some of the most messy aspects of my life and am going to write a blog post about how I’m going to essentially fix them.
- My Phone
- My Room
- My Laptop
- My Work
- My Mind
Stay tuned for more blogs- oh, and if you’re interested in doing the challenge yourself, let me know and show me how it goes for you!!
Hi guys! I know I went over how to make a bujo (bullet journal) spread, but I have never really delved into how I make my spreads. As I have adopted a new way of making my bujo layouts, I think I should share it!!
Color of your choice in at least 2 different shades (preferably marker)
Your Bullet Journal (preferably dotted)
- Because I used a dotted journal, I determined my sketching by the squares that could be formed by the dots. Now, I avoid gridded journals because they don’t allow as much freedom as the dotted journals do! So, lightly doodle boxes with the pencil as a rough sketch: indicate for sure where the corners are!
- Assuming you will be coloring your headers, outline and fill the box with the lightest shade of your chosen color.
- For additional effects, use the next darkest tint and outline only the box and where the text might be.
- Go ahead and erase the pencil indicators on the top.
- With your black pen- preferably a fineliner- outline the box all around. Erase as you go, but make sure that the eraser shavings are gone before continuing to outline!
- Add a couple doodles here and there, but again, go from a lighter scheme to dark!! 🙂
Below is my result of this process!!