Thursday, September 22, 2016

Helpful Tips for Increasing Your Productivity

 Helpful Tips for Increasing Your Productivity
By Kaitlin Ramby
World Education Services

When you’re a student and you have many deadlines, it’s very important that you work productively. But sometimes, procrastination can get the best of you, and you suddenly find yourself stressing over that test you have tomorrow but haven’t even studied for yet. Luckily, there are ways to ensure this does not happen to you. Read these tips for ways to increase your productivity as a student.

Create a Calendar
As soon as you get those course syllabi, create a calendar and mark down important dates and schedule study time, so your deadlines don’t sneak up on you. This can help you to be more productive; plus, when you know your schedule in advance, you’ll see the opportunities where you can allow yourself to have a little free time.
Tip: Set up a Gmail account and use Google Calendar so you have a single, centralized place to keep track of important dates.
Set Goals
When you set goals for yourself, you are working toward something and challenging yourself. Goals help to motivate you and give you a long-term vision toward life. Whether your goals are big or small, they help give you something to strive for, making it easier for you to become more productive.

Speak with Professors
If you’re confused about something or struggling in a certain course, consult your professor right away. Office hours are there for a reason, and if something is not right, it’s better you deal with it as soon as problems arise. Even if you aren’t struggling, it helps to be proactive and speak with professors to see if they have any tips for succeeding in their class. You may even discover a good mentor in one of your professors.

Get Plenty of Rest
Getting enough rest is critical in order for your brain to function properly. A lack of sleep can cause serious cognitive impairment and slowed brain activity, which can have a negative effect on your productivity and overall health. Try to get at least eight hours of sleep each night, and avoid pulling all-nighters before important tests and projects.

Ensuring that you are productive simply requires effective planning and preparation. Do you have any secrets for better productivity? We’d love to hear about them! Write to us in the comments below.
Kaitlin Ramby, World Education Services
Kaitlin Ramby is the digital content producer for the WES Advisor team. An avid storyteller, Kaitlin is a writer of words and keeper of memes. She produces and manages a lot of the WES content and contributes to the overall content development and strategy. Kaitlin holds a bachelor’s in journalism, has lived in both France and Hong Kong, and thoroughly enjoys helping others fulfill their dreams of studying and working in the North America region.

1 comment:

  1. I would add certain things your views.
    1.I awake early mane and do yoga and other exercise.
    2. Then I meditate for a few minutes. (As a Buddhist I do this,which may not applicable to you).It really condenses my mindset.
    3. I never carry office matters home and vice versa.

    This has helped me to vade through several exams and become a successful medical specialist.


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