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Back to School Organization Tips (+ FREE Printable Bullet Journal Pages!)

Posted by Kenzi Didericksen on

The smell of pencil shavings, new books, and crisp paper are in the air! It’s the time of year to start paying attention to what day it is. To help ease the transition, we have put together a few tips to staying organized this school year; including some free, downloadable bullet journal print-outs!




Make To-Do Lists and Goals

We are all guilty of leaving random scraps of paper or notes in our phone chaotic and unorganized, never to be referenced again. Instead, try to collect your thoughts into a single notebook. Every morning, or the night before, choose your top priority action items to complete throughout the day. Try to limit your priority items to three to ensure you have assigned yourself a manageable workload and won’t end your day feeling incomplete. 

For many, goal-setting is great motivation. If you are that kind of person, categorize your goals into short-term and long-term. Revisit your goals as often as you see fit, but you may decide to think about short-term goals weekly, and long-term goals monthly (or semi-annually, depending on the goal). 

Notebook Stationary

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Keep a Weekly Schedule

Either over the weekend or on Monday morning, pencil in your obligations for the upcoming week. A week-long planner spread may be a great place to include your to-do list or short-term goals. Check off your priorities as you go!

If you prefer not to have a week-long planner spread, you can include your weekly action items (and other obligations that inevitably came up after your initial monthly planning session) within the month-long spread. 

Weekly Planners

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Keep a Monthly Schedule of Important Dates

Sometime during the first week of the month, review your consistent appointments, solidified deadlines, and your other obligations. Whether it is a month-long planner spread or a whiteboard on the wall, a written calendar will be your saving grace on the days that get hectic. 

It may be a good idea to include a few monthly manifestations or positive affirmations that you want to focus on for the upcoming weeks. Here are some positive affirmations you can use:

  • I am deserving of happiness, love, health, and peace.
  • I am worthy of great success and create value wherever I go.
  • I am capable of everything I set my mind to.
  • I am not held back by fear, doubt, or disappointment.
  • I wake with new energy and optimism.
  • Prosperity flows through me at all times.
  • I am a powerful creator.
  • I attract positive people and supportive relationships.
  • I create amazing opportunities for myself. 
  • I have integrity, and my friends trust me.

FREE Bullet Journal Download

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FREE Bullet Journal Download

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Color Coordination

The last tip, that may seem to be minor but can make all of the difference, is color coordination. Color coding your schedule may prevent the many components of your schedule from bleeding into each other. Parental duties, job obligations, school deadlines, church assignments, or whatever else it may be, can be easily scrambled and confused. Assigning colors to each of your many responsibilities will allow you to see, at a mere glance, the type of day, week, or month you have ahead of you. 

Colored Pencils

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Check out this reel on @rooleehome for more organization tips! 

What is your best organizational tip? Share with us in the comments!

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