Full-time study is never easy, and studying part-time around other commitments such as family and work is tricky too. As such, being able to find ways to better equip you to manage workloads and accomplish more in a day is essential. That’s why we’re pleased to provide these top tips for helping you improve your time management.
Make a To-Do List
A tried and tested method of accomplishing more is to maintain a to-do list of things to complete, and working your way methodically through the list. By focusing on the tasks that are essential for completion and jotting down exactly what needs to be done, you can clear your mind of clutter. Plus, by having a clear vision of what you need to accomplish, you can move forward in your work, support your progress and make it easier to avoid distractions.
Set up a Study Workspace
Peace and quiet is essential when trying to accomplish successful revision or complete your work. Whether in an office, studying in a public space, or at home; having somewhere dedicated to your work is essential. This workspace should be tailored to complement the work you need to complete, limiting distractions such as television, mobile phones, etc. is key, as this will help you to concentrate on the task in hand.
It’s been stated time and again that sitting at a desk staring at a computer screen or revision guide for hours at a time is far from productive. Getting up and moving around, taking a break for ten minutes, or nipping out for a quick stroll, will help keep your mind focused and the energy flowing. Sitting too long at a desk will cause your body and your mind to stagnate, so regular exercise and movement will help you achieve more when it’s time to work.
Accomplish One Big Task
If you’ve already taken the time to prepare a list of tasks to accomplish, the next step should be to identify a solitary task that is larger and more significant than the others. It’s not uncommon for some of the items on your list to remain unticked at the end of the day, but at least achieving one big task or a few smaller tasks will feel rewarding. The good feeling that will come from completion of your task/s will help keep you motivated and on-track to achieve the other items on your to-do list.
Know When to Rest
Of course, trying to accomplish more in your day is all about working methodically through your tasks and focusing on better time management, it’s important you know when to call it a day. Working effectively demands that you know when you can do no more and when forcing the issue is counter-productive. Overdoing it has little value to accomplishing your goals and will only leave you feeling burnt out.
These few simple study tips are essential to helping you achieve more in your day, regardless of what you’re trying to accomplish. By following these tips, you can hope to become more effective in your work and your exam revision, and go on to achieve more in the future.
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