Why Google Calendar Is An Organizational Game Changer

Google Calendar has been around for a while, but, like most things, I am late to the game. I recently started using this tool to organize my life, though. Google Calendar is accessible across various devices, meaning I can add, change, or check things on any device. Whether I am sitting at my desk or walking somewhere, I can always check my calendar. It is convenient and simple to use. I still use my planner, but here are a few reasons why I love using Google Calendar as well.

Google Calendar allows me to create different reminders and color code everything.

I put my class schedule in my Google Calendar under a specific color. Then, I put my work schedule in under a different color. When I look at my calendar, I can easily distinguish what something is and what needs to be done. I am able to see if each item is a class, work, a task, or something else that needs to be done. This also lets me see what is left for the rest of my day.

Google Calendar allows me to put everything in one calendar.

My schedule, to-do list, meetings and anything else all go into the calendar. With this app, I know if it’s in there, I have to get it done. I am able to schedule working on papers, reading, studying, and any other assignments. It also helps you organize your personal life. I can add Facebook events, plans I have made, or anything else that needs time blocked off.

Google Calendar helps me manage my life.

One thing my Google Calendar allows me to do that my planner doesn’t is time blocking. All of the things that a college student   needs to be done can be overwhelming, so this is one tool I wish I had known about sooner. Google Calendar shows each day and breaks it down by hours. This allows me to see how much time I have to complete assignments, chores, working out, and other needed things. This has benefited me so much because I can now get more done by giving myself time limits, and it helps me know exactly what my day is going to look like. As long as I keep up with it, I know it is going to be a super useful tool. It keeps my life more stable and my stress at bay. I can’t plan emergencies and things that are out of my control, but Google Calendar allows me to make changes instantly.

You can share it with others.

If you are trying to find a time to do something with friends you can share your calendar with them and they can see when you are available. This makes setting a time so much easier. Also, if you have a partner or group project, you can share with your group and make getting together a little easier and less stressful.

College is hard and sometimes staying organized seems impossible, but with Google Calendar, life’s a little easier. It’s easily manageable, and the best part? It’s free. You really can’t beat this tool. I like keeping a planner because I can write my assignments and things down, but with Google Calendar, my planner doesn’t get overwhelmed with appointments and meetings. I highly recommend giving Google Calendar a try if you are looking for a fun way to organize your time!

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