Steps to Getting Things Done!
Let’s go! You can do it! It’s time to buckle down and get busy! But if you need some tips on how you could stay on task, then look no further!
Multiple Alarms 📱
If you’re the type to say, “I’ll get back to work at 7PM”, and then take an extended break because you weren’t paying attention and it’s now 7:01PM, then you might need to change some of your ways. 🤣 🤣 If you keep your phone around you a lot during your study sessions, you can create alarms to help pace yourself so that you know when to study and when to take a break! It’ll help keep you from procrastinating too hard and make sure that you don’t overwork yourself! And if you know that you’ll get distracted by having your phone too close to you, turn up the alarm volume and leave it somewhere out of reach. 💪
Clear Your Space
When you’re working in an environment with distractions (things you’d rather be doing instead of the thing you’re supposed to be doing), it’s pretty easy to get sidetracked. Maybe you’re working in your room and the distraction is your warm, comfy bed. Or you’re studying in the living room while your roommate is in the middle of rewatching all seven seasons of Parks and Recreation. Are you really going to be able to tune out all the punchlines and pranks? (we’re all human, fam). Naw. So if you need a distraction-free area to study in, try quiet places like your school library or one of the study rooms at your Kapi Community Center! 📚
The Buddy System
Sometimes, having someone around can really make a difference. And when you put on that 24/7 lo-fi youtube playlist? It’s good times all around! But for reals, having some company around can keep you invested in a boring grind. But you gotta remember that while it’s cool to take some time to goof off and let loose during a break, you can’t just completely neglect your responsibilities. Make sure to keep your study buddy in check and have them keep you focused!
It’s really great when you have the motivation to get everything done in one day, but we know that sometimes, that’s not the case. Something last minute comes up and you gotta stop what you’re doing to take care of this new, sudden priority. You got tired, hungry, or you just lost the motivation to do the thing because your task seems unending and pointless. Try investing in a planner and map out what you want to do for the day and what is realistically possible. Space out your to-do list and you’ll get a lot more done when you don’t have to worry about everything at once.
Try some of these tips and see how they work out for you! If you keep at them, you’ll be able to maintain a good study/work routine and get more things done without burning out! You can do it!