Happy Monday, guys! I feel like this is the time of year I always feel like slowing down. We've been back in classes for about six weeks now and I start feeling SUPER lazy, haha! These are a couple of helpful tricks I have learned to keep myself from falling behind!
1. Start Early
I'm not telling you to wake up at the crack of dawn, but I know SO MANY people who don't roll out of bed until 11 or 12. In 2010, a study showed that those who wake up early are much more productive. This was due to the fact that there were less distractions, people had time to make a game-plan for the day, and because people were found to get better sleep at night. One habit I hear over and over again from successful people is waking up early to get a jump-start on the day.
I love waking up at 8 a.m. when I have classes or work and 9 a.m. on days I don't. Like I said, it's not crazy early, but it does allow me to get started with my day at a reasonable hour. And while it may feel sucky waking up early the first couple of days, it feels awesome being ahead of everyone else!
2. Write it Down
It absolutely boggles my mind when some people tell me that they don't keep a planner. How are they supposed to remember everything?? I bought my planner from Target for about $10. My favorite part about it is that it has a to-do section each week. I love setting a couple daily goals for myself and checking them off at the end of the day!
3. Stay Organized
This is one I find myself constantly struggling with. I like keeping a clean apartment, but sometimes I fall behind. And when my apartment is messy, I don't feel like doing ANYTHING! My office is something that I love keeping neat as well. When I went to shoot these pictures yesterday, my desk was an absolute mess. After cleaning it for the pictures, I found myself wanting to sit at my desk and get stuff done the rest of the night, just because the space was so clean!
4. Review + Edit Your Notes Immediately
I take my notes on my laptop. When I get out of class, I love spending just 15 minutes looking over and editing my notes, because they look like a mess from me typing so fast, haha! Those 15 minutes really help me to review what the professor said, so I'm more likely to remember it!
5. Listen to Instrumental Music
I have so much trouble doing any kind of homework and studying if there is someone singing in my ear! My favorite playlist to listen to is the Deep Focus playlist by Spotify. I play it low, just for some background music, and get to work. I also know a lot of people like listening to piano, for the same reasons!
That's it! I hope that I've mentioned a few study ideas that you guys haven't thought about yet! These seriously work for me to stay more productive and I hope that they work for you too!
My name's Vikka. I'm a Nashville fashion and lifestyle blogger. I post a lot of fashion, recipes, and home tips and tricks!
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