As we enter a new semester, Journey to Esquire would like to introduce our current and incoming students to the idea of: Do it, Delegate it, Delete it. These are three steps to decluttering your life as a law student.
Step 1: Do it, Create a plan
Often times, law school students forget about the power of creating a plan. This applies to
your study schedule, meal prepping, when (if) you have to work outside of your studies.
Creating a plan allow you to lower the amount of anxiety of balancing law school and life,
while staying organized from week to week. Plans are as good as those who create them.
Step 2: Delegate it
Put your life in a calendar. Whether that’s through electronic calendars (i.e. google) or
physical calendars, delegate the responsibility of remembering your day to day tasks to
your calendars. Seems simple, but this is the first step to submitting to the fact, you
cannot remember everything. Life is coming at you fast, studying takes up a lot of your time,
and there will be constant deadlines. Also, if you cannot complete daily, weekly tasks, lean
on your support system. As we know, life happens. This is why delegating things to
your colleagues, family, people you work with can help you. You are not a one woman, one
man show. Take some things off of your plate.
Step 3: Delete it
Stick to your plan, stick to your goals for the semester. If it is not apart of your goal for
the semester get rid of it. It can be people, distractions, unhealthy diet, too much tv, bad
ways of studying, anything. Separate from those who don’t support your plan. Get rid
of non healthy habits that you know are detrimental to your physical, mental and
Here at Journey to Esquire, we want you to be great. We want this semester to be better than the last.
Utilize these three steps and watch how your life becomes more organized. We believe in you!
About the Author:
Journey to Esquire’s Ambassador for the 2023 academic year.
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Joseline J. Hardrick is the Founder and President of Diversity Access Pipeline, Inc. She is also an author, professor, and lawyer and resides in Tampa Bay, Florida. Guest bloggers are students in the Journey to Esquire® Scholarship & Leadership Program.