Staying organized has almost come to feel like a chore to me in my life. When I was younger I made a point to carry a planner and put all my tasks for the day, but as I have gotten older it seems like the tasks fill the pages and just leave me overwhelmed. I tried consistently for a couple months in college to maintain my schedule by using my planner, but it just continued to seem like more work on top of my classwork.
Now I definitely do not condone living life without a guide for the week or even the day. My favorite way to stay on track with chores or tasks I need to accomplish each day is to take a little sticky note and just make a list. I know it sounds extremely simple but this is the best way to physically visualize everything that still needs to be done. An if you want to get even more creative you can color code each task for the level of importance! Although sticky note task sheets are great they do not always get the job done on the go. So I personally like to use Google Calendar! This app is honestly the absolute best way to stay on track with your day. For me I like to go in and add all my classes on the calendar at the correct times. The best benefit of this is the fact that you will receive notification thirty minutes before the class or a meeting starts. Literally I cannot even begin to explain the amount of times this has reminded me that I had class. I really do this is is the best way to build your schedule with classes/work, tasks, and even reminders!
Being productive is hard for most people. With all of the technology that we have at our finger tips it is hard to stay focused especially when your favorite show just released an episode. I think the best piece advice that I have ever received is that if you are studying take a fifteen minute break each hour. I know it might sound like wasted time but this allows you to clear your brain and rest before you cram it with more information.
At the end of the day it is important that you do not punish yourself for not completing task, because you will always have tomorrow to catch up. As hard as it is try not to over work yourself while studying, and always make sure you have a snack and water (brain food lol) to help continue your focus.
Just be you and keep working towards all of your goals!