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If you had a unproductive day then you probably procrastinate the next day so any hacks to have a productive day without distraction, here are 10 hacks for a productive day

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10 Productivity Hacks for Studying Smart (and Working Even Smarter!)

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1. Airplane mode

There is nothing better than the good ol’ “minimise distractions, maximise productivity” rule. Put your phone on airplane mode and turn off your email notifications on your laptop when you’re study...

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2. Keep a schedule rather than a to-do list

They say always tackle the most difficult task first, and while that statement makes plenty of sense, it might at times hinder your productivity. Remember that time you spent an entire day on that ...

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3. Keep a smart task list

And while we’re on the subject of making lists, there is a whole plethora of productivity apps and project trackers in the market today to help us allocate our time better. Use them wisely. W...

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4. Batch similar task

Batching similar tasks is another underrated yet highly effective trick when it comes to managing productivity, because you’re using the same frame of mind for all the tasks involved. Beyond ...

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5. Find your “golden hours” and stick to it

Some of us prefer to start our days bright and early, others prefer to burn the midnight oil. These times where your motivation is at its highest is called the “golden hours”. Find your “gold...

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6. Use the pomodoro technique

Ever been in an exam where you only have 10 minutes left and suddenly all your best ideas start flowing out? Maybe you’re part of the large majority of students who work well under pressure. The Po...

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7. Take breaks

Beyond the short breaks that the Pomodoro technique advocates, why not take longer breaks to give yourself a true reward for a week of hard work? It could be taking the afternoon off once a w...

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8. Learn to say “no”

Saying “no” may sometimes make one appear selfish, but what you’re actually doing instead is saying “yes” to yourself. Helping others is great, but not when you end up causing more stress for...

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9. Stay focused

Trying to achieve multiple tasks at one time may feel like we’re accomplishing plenty when we’re busy, like trying to read your lecture notes while catching up with the news on TV. But what we’re a...

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10. GET ADEQUATE SLEEP

There’s something more powerful than a cup of coffee and that’s a good night’s rest. While young people may be known to stay up till unearthly hours of the morning, getting a good night’s rest goes...

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