I have a confession, I am a perfectionist and have a type A personality. I am obsessed with clean spaces and organization in my life. As a creative individual, I have managed to tackle the hard task of staying organized and staying on track. Some may call me a neat freak, but I am proud of it. Writing to-do lists and making schedules is what I do best.
The first step to being organized means designing your workspace to be functional so that you don't have to recreate a functional space each time you are ready to start working or studying. While some people may confuse perfectionism with organization, the two play hand in hand as they increase productivity. However for some, it is sometimes hard to avoid clutter, messiness or manage to keep a tidy desk. The Dormify shop has several neat things for your desk to store files and paper in. The Vinea Letter Holder and Magazine File are my two favorite. Why not 'style' your space to reflect your personality?! Just remember keep it simple and professional at the same time.
Lastly, setting realistic expectations and being organized is a commitment to yourself and others around you. It will enhance productivity, motivation and hopefully you should see some positive outcomes.