Simple Tips for Better Productivity
Where’s our productivity when we need it most? For some reason, it sometimes leaves us in the most inappropriate moments, like when we need to get ready for the final weeks of the college. Fear not! There’s a way out. In fact, many of them – take a look at our top 5 tips to increase productivity and forget about procrastination.
Boosting Productivity in College: Top 5 Tips
- Eat less. This is not our fantasies; these are studies of the Yale Medical School. They have actually found out that when you’re hungry, you become smarter. So, don’t eat till you’re full, leave 25% of your stomach empty and choose healthy food over heavy and junk. To be more precise choose avocados, nuts, salmon, fruits, and vegetables over pizza or ramen.
- Don’t make long study sessions. If you decide to study for three hours in a row, you will waste your time because without rest your brain becomes very inefficient. Study for 20-60 minutes and then take a 5 or 15-minute break. Studying often and early has proved to be a great method for getting ready for big tests and finals.
- Go to bed and wake up earlier. Getting enough sleep is absolutely essential. And the best sleep is from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Of course few of us can fit this schedule, but you can definitely go to bed at 11 p.m. to wake up at 7 a.m. It’s far better for your productivity than sleeping till the afternoon. One important thing: stay away from the Internet and your devices an hour before you go to sleep.
- Take short naps during the day. College life can be draining, especially before the finals. And even if you go to sleep and wake up earlier, it doesn’t guarantee that you won’t feel tired during the day. In case you need to recharge – take a power nap. It shouldn’t be longer than 20 minutes to avoid the sleep hangover.
- Focus on one thing. Maybe you’ve heard that multitasking is a cool thing. Forget it! Different researches from around the world show that multitasking actually decreases your productivity. Therefore, it is much more efficient to focus on just one thing and when you’re done with it proceed to the next task.
And what daily habits make you a good learner? Please share your stories in the comments section.