|Eliminate unproductive tasks|
allowing you to focus
If you aren’t one to plan a week or more ahead, begin your day by deciding on the day’s top tasks.
Spend no more than 20 minutes when you first wake up to set achievable goals. Pick only a few of the most important tasks as goals; don’t try and get everything you can possibly think of done.
Eliminate distractions when you’re studying. Avoid answering the phone or emails and refrain from checking social networks. Find a quiet space and clear your thoughts so you can focus.
If you are apt to spend too much time on any given task, set a reasonable time limit. Clutter or poor organisation can also slow some of us down. For instance, if you spend too much time searching through computer files just to find one thing, you might set aside some time in the near future to organise your files. Doing so can simplify the process, saving you time.
|Planning ahead enables you to focus|
on the most important tasks of the day
When you are interrupted, you decide how much time you spend in conversation or distracted from what you were doing. Once you’ve been interrupted, it requires greater effort to get back on track.
If you have a hard time sitting still while you study, plan periodic, short breaks. But when you break, don’t lose your train of thought. Continue thinking about or processing the subject matter even as you reach for a banana or visit the restroom.
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