How to Use Time Blocking to Get More Done

How to Use Time Blocking to Get More Done

When I attended the College of William & Mary (Go Tribe!) I was a tour guide for the Admissions office. (“Hi, I’m Louisa. I’m a senior History and Education double major. When I’m not in class, I’m in a service organization, sing in the Women’s…

How to Recover from a Long Absence

How to Recover from a Long Absence

In 10th grade, I spent a very painful night sleeping on my aunt’s recliner. I had broken the smaller bone in my lower leg the night before, but we didn’t know it. Long story short – I was out of school for over a week…

How to Actually Use Your Academic Planner

How to Actually Use Your Academic Planner

Readers of a certain age will remember Clippy. He was an animated paper clip that popped up in Microsoft Word. He gave you tips based on what he thought you were trying to do in the program. Along with basically the rest of the world,…

How to Set Up Your Academic Planner For Success

How to Set Up Your Academic Planner For Success

Picture the first day of high school. Kids walk nervously from class to class and look for friends. In homeroom, teachers hand out the mountain of school forms and the school’s academic planner. At most, the teacher might say, “Keep your planner with you and…

The True Purpose of an Academic Planner

The True Purpose of an Academic Planner

One of my most cringe-worthy actions as a teenager included a planner. Long story short, I sent a guy a cassette tape  (that’s an audio recording, for you youngsters) in which I advised him to use an academic planner. That is the kind of wild…

How To Prioritize Your Tasks And Time

How To Prioritize Your Tasks And Time

My least favorite period of my life was when I was working full-time and attending school part-time. It sucked. I had so much to do, so many things I wanted to do, but not nearly enough time to do it all. But, I got a…

Top 10 Posts of 2019: Organization, Study Skills & Teens

Top 10 Posts of 2019: Organization, Study Skills & Teens

It’s hard to believe that 2019 is about to end. Cliched but true, time flies the older you get. Also cliche, a top posts of 2019 list. I follow a lot of bloggers and love their best-of lists. It reminds me about their best posts…

How to Cut the Stress This Holiday Season

How to Cut the Stress This Holiday Season

I love the holidays – I send Christmas cards, bake cookies, decorate the house, bake cookies, sing Christmas carols, watch holiday movies, and bake cookies. However, along with all the fun comes the expectations. That you will attend holiday events, buy Christmas presents for everyone…

How to Make the Most of Short Winter Days

How to Make the Most of Short Winter Days

One fall, my roommate and I got in a doozy of an argument about . . . Daylight vs. Standard Time. He was going hiking the day the clocks turned back. I warned him that the sun would go down an hour earlier, so he…

How A Nightly Routine Makes for a Better Tomorrow

How A Nightly Routine Makes for a Better Tomorrow

For those of you (all right, most of you) who are too young to experience the joy of sleep training an infant – it’s tough, but so necessary. For those not in the know, babies wake up during the night. A lot. Sleep training is…