Quote of the day 

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

Abraham Lincoln

Read all the ‘good things that happened’ sections in your planner. Look back at all of the amazing memories that you’ve made this year and reflect on all that you’ve accomplished. Write down three ways which you’ve grown this year. Use that positive energy to hit the grown running for the coming year.


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Quote of the day 

“Love is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.”

Voltaire

Do yourself a favour and forgive those who have wronged you in the past. It is not worth your time and energy to dwell in the memory of a negative situation. Moving on is a healthy step towards a happier and more fulfilling life. 

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A little reflection on a REALLY productive day

Things that I did:

  1. Came in early to work and felt fresh
  2. Started work pretty quickly. Probably 15 mins after settling down, I willed myself to open the appropriate folder and just get down to business.
  3. *You get more of what you do. If you’re mindlessly surfing the net, you’d have absolutely no willpower to want to get up and get to work. But if you start doing just a bit of work, even if it’s just opening the document and not doing anything, the momentum will eventually carry you through. And before you know it, you’ve finished something big. And you’d just want to carry on and do more things.
  4. Used a sort-of timer. Kept track via the clock but would have preferably used the Pomodoro method. And also tracked my alloted times for each tasks more accurately as well as what I could have been distracted by during those times
  5. Wrote a to-do list the night before and stuck to it
  6. Wrote down everything I needed to do besides work. Calls i need to make, emails/msgs I needed to reply so that all my to-dos big and small were out of my head and onto the paper
  7. *Had a piece of rough paper beside me as sort of a brain dump so I could free my mind up. Used it as a distractions tracker as well; with the timings and what I was distracted by at those times. Funny, after i listed everything down, i wasn’t interested in engaging in them anymore.
  8. Going through all my tasks without caring how I felt/thought about it. Just mechanically went down the to-do list if you will.
  9. Whenever I had a break, I timed those and once they were over, I did not linger on whatever I was doing (be it watching a movie, checking out IG etc). I immediately switched my attention and started work quickly.
  10. If the piece of work was too long/draggy/needed alot of thinking, I felt a lot of resistance and hence, broke it up into a few parts; taking breaks in between.
  11. Huge projects for the entire week/month. broke it down for each day and just focused on what I needed for the day without thinking about what was going on tomorrow or Friday etc. Be present and focus (this point was inspired by a video I watched on ‘Getting Things Done’)

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Time Management Masterpost

study-survival:

Time Management Strategies

Time Management Tips & Resources

Managing Time in College 

Presentation on Time Management

How To Plan Your Studies

How To Schedule Everything

Tips On Planning Your Week

8-Hour Day Schedule

Finding Time To Study

Being Productive During Your Commute

Prioritizing

Time Management Apps

Using Google Calendar in College

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Studyblr post – Time management 

solar-citrus:

As this is comic provides an overly simplified suggestion, please note that everybody works differently and you may have to adjust these rules accordingly to your lifestyle!  I tried to make it flexible enough to be applicable for every individual, tho I still feel like I’ve only scratched the surface on how to arrange your day to day chores tbh, so I’m not sure if I’ll even keep this up for long?  orz  I hope this’ll at least help with understanding the general idea.
Managing time for school work and your hobbies seem a bit daunting, but with a day planner, a weekly printout chart or even a little calendar you can filter out the unnecessary activities that are a distraction from accomplishing bigger things!  Not too long ago I was working two jobs as a full time college student while trying to squeeze in art, it was tough, so I really had to pick and choose what was most important to me in order to give it my all!
Also, please please please make time for sleep and take care of your health, above all things, no matter what!

Check out these 20 quick tips, how to filter out unnecessary activities, and this time managing masterpost for additional resources!!

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