Before the sesmter even starts, you check to see if the syllabus has been posted or if there’s anything you need to get done before classes start.
Keeping some sort of planner will change your life. Instead of having a picture of your work schedule and trying to remember if you have homework, just write it all down.
Have a planner that includes your work and school schedule on the monthly view but have a weekly view for upcoming assignments/events/meetings. This will keep you so organized and will lead to much more productivity.
Going more into planning, if your syllabus includes due dates or test dates, add them to your planner so you know ahead of time. If at any point your teacher mentions a deadline, write in your planner.
If your have the deadlines ahead of time, mark them all a day before in your planner. That way when you are getting ready to do your weekly assignments you’ll think it’s due but you’ll actually have done your work early. You will never miss a deadline, you won’t procrastinate, and you won’t stress out!
Another way of planning is by having a set schedule for things. You should set some time in the day to study, relax, be athletic, etc. If you know yore going to come home tired from work or school, write down in your planner that you’re going to take 1 hour of relaxation time. After that, you can plan to spend 1 hour and 30 minutes studying. Excercise leads to a healthier and more productive lifestyle as well so don’t forget to add an hour to two and a half hours of excercise to your schedule. At the end of the night you can include in your planner that you will take an hour for your nightly routine and half an hour of entertainment from Netflix to Instagram. You’re schedule can be any variation of things and different times but be sure to have a set time for all your activities to ensure you have the most productive day possible.
Sleep is a huge factor in productive that most people negelct. You should be getting eight hours of sleep every night or at least something close to it. If you’re not sleeping well, you will be extremely exhausted, maybe not right away but you will notice it in the long run. If you’re exhausted from not sleeping you won’t have engery to accomplish all of your tasks and all you’ll want to do is sleep. So sleep your appropriate hours that way you can be productive the rest of the day.
Going back to planning and keeping a schedule, if you plan ahead you should not have to worry about not getting enough sleep. You should also set an exact time you plan on going to sleep and stick to it. Eventually your body will get used to being asleep by that set time so when it gets close to bed time your body will be getting tired and ready for bed.
If you sleep early, you’ll be able to wake up early and have an early start to your day. That will give you extra time to study, catch up on work, or reward yourself with some relaxation time.
Another super important thing you can’t forget about is eating! You should always make sure to have breakfasts even if it’s something small or if it’s just a morning shake, something is better than nothing. Eating breakfast is a positive way to start of your day with a lot of energy.
Have snacks throughout the day. There is nothing worse than being at school or work during lunch hours and not being able to eat for another hour or so. That is why you schools take snacks with you that you can have in class or while you’re working.
Eating all your meals throughout the day will lead to a more productive day because you won’t go hungry. If you’re working on a project and suddenly realize you’re hungry but there is no time to eat, all you’re going to focus on is the fact that you’re hungry. You won’t be productive because you’ll be too hungry to focus on your work. That is why you should always eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even have snacks sometimes!