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

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 one killer tutorial when you could have tackled three simpler ones? Yup, we’ve all been there. Beyond allocating your tasks to do, why not allocate the amount of time you have instead? This way, you can tackle more tasks in a reasonable time, without feeing burnt out.

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4. Batch similar task

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 the classroom, this applies to every aspect of your life as well. While you’re cooking you could als...

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HOW TO BE PRODUCTIVE

HOW TO BE PRODUCTIVE

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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6. Use the pomodoro technique

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 Pomodoro technique makes use of this adrenaline rush. Break your work into 25 minute small spurts with...

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3. Keep a smart task list

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. Where apps such as Evernote keep everything from shopping lists to lecture notes, others such as Asan...

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

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 “golden hours” and use it to get the most work done. This “golden hour” rule also applies to the workforc...

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9. Stay focused

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 actually doing is switch-tasking instead—going from one task to another in rapid succession. You ofte...

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10. GET ADEQUATE SLEEP

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 a long way to ensuring you’re more productive throughout the entire day. If you’re already clocking...

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1. Airplane mode

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 studying. The constant buzzing of social media and news pulls us out of our concentration, making it hard...

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7. Take breaks

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 week to spend more time with the family, or just a night to kick back with your favourite music. Eith...

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8. Learn to say “no”

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 yourself. If your plate is already full, learn to say “no” when your groupmate asks you to pull mor...

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