When you’re a student, time always seems to flow against you. There are deadlines that certainly look like they’re impossible to meet. If that’s the case, use the following 10 tips to clear your schedule and use time in your favor.
Take a break once in a while
“No, how can I do that? The deadline’s in 12 hours!” It might be, but there’s no use in working when you’re already burned out. Take a breather every hour to clear your mind and approach things more realistically.
Ask for explanations
If you don’t understand something, don’t be silent about it: ask your professor to explain the concept again.
Stop using social media
At least when you’re studying. Close your Facebook, Instagram, etc. Notifications popping every 5 minutes are extremely distracting and break your focus.
Set your phone on “Vibrate”
Again, you don’t need all those message alerts and unwanted calls. Your phone shouldn’t ring when you’re studying. Mute it and you’ll get a lot more time on your hands.
Try to set a daily schedule
Today, I’ll deal with that. Tomorrow, with that. It sounds childish, but in the long run, this will save you a ton of time. Students lose this battle against deadlines because they don’t know how to schedule their assignments.
Don’t work more than 8 hours
As counterproductive as it may sound, you should do this. If you work more than 8 hours in a row, your brain kind of gives up on the new information you enforce on it. It’s crucial to get proper rest before you get to studying again.
Finish your homework quicker
If the deadline’s Friday, finish your homework on Wednesday. This way, you won’t have to worry about that deadline anymore.
Set your priorities straight
All your peers want to go out for a beer, but you’re swamped in homework? Then don’t go out. The bar will definitely be there after you’re done with all your assignments. And let’s face it, the only thing that’s worse than a hangover is having to write while having it.
Sleep for at least 7 hours
If you sleep less than that, you’ll feel tired all throughout the day. Needless to say, you won’t be able to focus on the things you need to memorize or get done. Get at least 7 hours of sleep to feel properly rested and ready for another day.
Make time for your girlfriend
Don’t underestimate the power of having your other half come over. It’s like getting those 7-8 hours of sleep while being awake. Of course, the same thing goes for girls.
As a Conclusion
There are many other tips you can use to free your schedule up. You’ll discover them on this blog, as well. The more you read, the more you know and the more you know, the easier it will be to keep up the pace with your work.