Hello, Procrastination, our old friend.
We bet you that by reading this blog post, you’re either bored out of your mind, or procrastinating.
Well, we’re gonna fill you in on how to start being productive in your studies.
Just stick around and procrastinate for two more minutes in doing so, then go ahead and give these tips a crack!
1. Wall Calendars
Our problems are harder to avoid if they’re in writing, especially if they’re smack-bam in the middle of your wall.
Wall calendars are super effective, because you will have a complete overview of the tasks you need to complete for your classes.
You can also schedule in what classes you have on which days, and what household chores you may need to complete.
This is a great organisational task for those neat-freaks out there, but is also an easy starting point for our beloved procrastinators.
A wall calendar is super easy to come by - they can be found in your nearest convenience store like Kmart or a two-dollar-store.
If you’re looking for a really aesthetic one, go ahead to kikki.k or Typo, and they should have some pretty nifty ones for you to peruse online.
2. Technology Strike
We find that it’s so much more easy to study when technology is on strike, meaning that they
get locked up during our study period!
Yes, it sounds painful - excruciating, even.
But trust us, it works.
At first, you’ll feel like you’re itching to tap your screen.
We’ve been there, done that.
Try resisting the urge to reach for your phone in small increments.
Study for about fifteen minutes at first without the presence of your phone or device.
Try it again for half an hour, and before you know it, you’ll be smashing out your assignments with ease.
3. A Clean Workspace
Clutter is so gross.
You won’t have anywhere to put your pens, your paper, or your books.
Go ahead and spring clean your desk.
Remove whatever does not bring you joy - Marie Kondo your desk.
You don’t need that chocolate bar wrapper - get rid of it.
You don’t need that bottle of Mountain Dew - get rid of that.
Once you’ve cleared your entire desk, plop only the supplies you need for the subject you’re studying onto it, and get cracking.
Just make sure that you have good natural lighting, or if not, a good study lamp.
A comfortable, yet sturdy chair will keep your posture upright, which will signal your brain to remain hardworking and focused.
Bring a bottle of water to the mix, and you’re good to go.
For more motivation tips read this post!