Hello Everyone! It’s been almost 10 years since my last blog post. Ha ha! I’ve been busy with family responsibilities, school works, thesis, catering functions, short film projects etc. sounds stressful right? I know that college life can be really stressful (especially if you want to balance social life and academics. Believe me, it’s hard) so I’ve decided to write this article to help you guys organize your schedule, activities, files, bag and your life! Enjoy!
1. Keep a small notebook for your to-do list.
3 weeks ago, I bought a cute little notebook from papemelroti for my “to-do list.” This helped me track my progress in doing school works and it’s so cute that I can carry it everywhere I go. Ever since I started listing down my school to do list, I finished everything on time. I also have the feeling of fulfillment whenever I put a checkmark in the litol boxes. I encourage you to buy or look for a handy, small notebook that you can put in your purse or tote bag.
I chose this notebook so that I will be reminded to “Do all things with love.” I believe that love makes everything beautiful and wonderful. Do I sound cheesy weezy already?
Small Colored Notebook, Php. 28.00, Papemelroti
2. Have a pouch for your phone accessories.
I find this useful! I know the struggle of having a big bag and not being able to look for your phone (especially when you badly need it. Yikes!) And that inspired me to buy a pouch for my phone’s needs. I’ll tell you a secret, I hate seeing charging cables and earphones cluttered in my bag. It just annoys me. So I found the perfect pretty pouch that can fit my charging cable, power bank, earphones and my phone! Say goodbye to “where-is-my-phone haggard look”!
Pink Envelope Pouch, H&M
3. Buy your makeup/kikay bag.
I know it sounds maarte, but if you have your everyday make up needs. YOU SHOULD HAVE THIS. I REPEAT. YOU SHOULD. I am not a fan of make up but I always bring my cleanser, moisturizer, lip balm, hand lotion, wipes etc, and it just eats up too much space in my bag, and it looks… la la la la. When this pouch was given to me, it saved my bag from future la la la moments. (Thanks Rachey for this pouch!) The advantage of having this pouch is you can bring with you in washroom breaks, touch up moments and it makes your life easier because you can easily find it in your bag. No more kalkal moments, Yay!
Small Pastel Pouch, Typo
4. Track your expenses.
Remember the moment when you ran out of cash because of overspending? When you wanted to hang out with your friends but you don’t have enough money? Been there, done that. Love, trust me. I know how it feels. And that became my motivation to keep a list of my expenses. At first, it was hard because I have to list the teeny bit gastos I make. At least I don’t have to deal with “Where did all my money went?” drama. It also inspired me to cut down my expenses because I can see where I spend my allowance, and sad to say I usually spend it for wants more than needs. I suggest that you keep a cute notebook or just put in your note app, then add them up at the end of the week. Sometimes, my total expense would be higher than my allowance. Sounds weird, right?
5. Don’t forget to smile
Because when things don’t go as planned or organized, you just have to smile! (That includes when you have an unpredictable schedule, messy files and bag!)
So guys, hope this helped you a lot! Enjoy school!
Lots of Love,