How to boost your productivity


Here are some time management strategies that will help you boost your productivity.

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Make a plan

Stay on top of your deadlines! – add all the due dates for each class to your study planner. Also, add notes on when to begin your major project; scheduling blocks of study time into your calendar each week will help ensure your work gets done regularly. You want to be on time or ahead of schedule.

Prioritize your academic tasks

While you’re making your list, prioritize your tasks so you know what you need to start immediately and what can wait. One advantage of learning online is that most of your assignments, exams, and other responsibilities are clearly planned out for you. Take some time to review what you need to do, how much time it will take, and when it needs to be completed—then prioritize accordingly.

Avoid distractions.

Thanks to technology, there are more ways than ever to be distracted when trying to do your online classes. Try to use distraction apps that block games, social media, or your frequently visited websites are also beneficial when you need to focus while working on a device.

Or you can try the following method:

  • Set a timer for 25 minutes and work uninterrupted for the scheduled period.
  • Take a five-minute break to grab a coffee, check emails, or do something else.
  • Once you’ve completed four work periods, treat yourself to a more extended, 15-minute break.

This method is known as the Pomodoro technique. There are several apps available to help implement it.

Reward yourself

It’s important to reward yourself after a job well done to avoid burnout. Otherwise, it won’t be easy to concentrate on even the simplest tasks.

You can reward yourself by celebrating your accomplishments and treating yourself to something you genuinely enjoy, whether that’s watching your favourite show or a new movie on Netflix.

Get a good night's sleep

Sleep is essential to rest your body and keep your mind fresh for the next day. Include sleep in your schedule and try to get seven to eight hours of rest a night.

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