I am all about being productive, especially in college when it can be so hard to manage your time and find a routine that works for you. Here are some ways you can boost productivity in college!! YOU GOT THIS!
1. Don’t let stress take over
Everyone wants to succeed as a college student and do well. Some people are just lucky but most people have to work hard to earn good grades. With good grades also come the pressures of getting great internships, working a job, and keeping scholarships. This is such an important point for me to make because even though the stress of college and learning to balance life is a daunting task, it is only temporary. So push through!
2. Find a good place to study/get stuff done
A change of environment is crucial in getting stuff done, at least for me. My favorite places are local coffee shops. I have a few in my area that I go to pretty consistently and I always leave feeling satisfied and inspired. Maybe also a little bit drained mentally but content.
3. Use a planner/calendar
I consider myself to be a fairly organized person but I definitely couldn’t do it all without a planner and calendar. Right now I use a planner for my school assignments and then my phone calendar for any social, sorority, or work related events. This keeps them separate which I like, while also having a place for everything.
4. Get enough sleep
Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE my sleep. I, even as a college student, still make sure I get a full 8 hours of sleep each night. Because if I don’t I really can’t function the next day. Getting enough sleep in essential in my productivity and energy levels in making sure I get done what I need to get done.
5. Work on time management
Time management is not an easy task and I am continuously working on these skills. You have to learn to prioritize and figure out what is most important at the time. This can be extremely difficult especially in college when balancing social, personal, and school life and obligations. You just have to remember to do what’s best for you even if that means sacrificing something you love every once in a while.
6. Learn when to say “no” and when to say “yes”
I am a big yes person because I am a total people pleaser. But sometimes you have to say no. You have to put yourself and your needs first. Every college student has different things they have to say no to sometimes to succeed; whether it’s staying in on some weekend nights or not sleeping in on some mornings. It’s important to learn what you have to say no to accomplish your goals long term. Likewise, it’s crucial to know when to say YES. You shouldn’t miss out on every fun opportunity during college because of the stress and pressure of getting excellent grades. It’s all about judgment, understanding, and balance!