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Get Organized

Time seems to go by faster and faster each day. There is always too much to do and not enough time. How do we make the most of the time we have? We can take the first steps to get organized. Let's see what the youth from the SPAN youth chat have to say about how they get organized with their time.  We featured the video, "How to be Organized for School, College or Life [The 6 Habits of Highly Organized People] from the Memorize Academy. These six habits are essential for organizing your life and explained how it can benefit you. These habits included setting up routines and making sure everything has a place to be stored. Check out the video below Resources at the end of this post.  Challenge yourself by checking out the scenarios in the image below and answering the question. The first scenario on procrastination and distraction. The second is about the struggle to start a weekly plan The youth in our chat responded with some great tips. We would like to hear your answers in

My Self-Care Promise

Treat yo'self! Have you ever heard this saying? Maybe from watching TV, family, or friends. That saying refers to a very needed practice, self-care. It is hard to practice self-care with all the chaos in today's world, but you can start with a promise. The self-care promise activity is six questions for you to take your first steps in treating yourself.  If you are living in a stressful time at home, work, or school. Either too much on your plate like a busy work schedule or a rough assignment due tomorrow. There needs to be a moment to unwind. This is where the self-care promise activity can help you.  A 6-set of statements start with a personal mantra, "I promise myself that..." Then finish it off with 1 of the 6 sentences, "the next time I feel anxious, I will ..." or "I will strive my hardest to..."   For example, "I promise myself that...I will strive my hardest honest to my friends and family, no matter what." The Self-Care

Discover Your Learning Style

"There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti We are never done learning, but how we learn is different for everyone. And there is a tool to help you find your learning style. As featured in the chat with a short video overview on "Discover Your Learning Style." In the video, "Discover Your Learning Style," there are four styles that are taught. For example, visual learners prefer drawings, posters, or any visual media to help them learn.   Auditory learners prefer listening and hearing information to learn. They work better in groups and benefit from recorded lectures or audiobooks. (NOTE: recording any lectures or lessons in school require asking for permission). Reading and writing learners use the traditional study method of taking notes. They remember information easier if it

The Habit Loop

2021 is here! We are back to business as usual. January is known as the month of New Year's Resolutions and February is usually the month of the end of those resolutions. All of us are guilty of starting goals and not going through with them. But we can help you. The Habit Loop is a way to keep those goals going strong, and create not a mission but a habit of it.  The youth chat featured a Tedx youth talk with Adithya Chakravarthy who shared a short lecture on how setting high expectations and goals can lead to never completing the resolution. But keeping smaller expectations and goals by completing a small part of it each day will lead to completing it.  The Habit Loop is a method that will help you develop your resolutions into goals. The three-part method starts with a cue that kicks the brain into an automatic mode (tells it which habit to use). Then the routine, a physical, mental, or emotional response. Lastly, a reward which is the prize telling your brain "this loop is