It’s been a while since you’ve had to worry about deadlines, meeting with professors, or writing papers. The break from college was much needed, and you enjoyed every minute of it.
But now that the holiday is over, the reality of having to return to school is starting to sink in. You’re not sure where to start or how to get back into the swing of things.
Don’t worry – this blog post will discuss five ways to help you restore your productivity after a college break.
1. Create A Daily Routine
During the holiday, you may have gotten used to sleeping in late and staying up until the early hours of the morning. You may have also indulged in a lot of sugary snacks and drinks or spent most of your time lying around on the couch watching TV.
Unfortunately, this holiday lifestyle will not help you when it’s time to get back to school. To ease yourself back into a productive daily routine, start by setting a regular sleep schedule and sticking to it as much as you can. Eat healthy meals and snacks, and avoid spending too much time watching TV or browsing the internet.
By creating a daily routine for yourself, you’ll find it easier to stay on track with your work and avoid procrastination.
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2. Set Simple, Achievable Goals
If you’re like most people, the chances are that you’ll resume your college with a laundry list of tasks that you want to complete. However, this will overwhelm and discourage you, leading to decreased productivity.
Instead, set simple and achievable goals for yourself. For example, rather than saying that you’ll finish an entire project, break it down into smaller goals that you can complete in a day or two. This will make it seem much more attainable, and you’ll be able to measure your progress more efficiently.
In addition, setting specific deadlines for your goals can help to keep you on track. Make sure that these deadlines are realistic, however; otherwise, you’ll only end up feeling frustrated.
3. Stay Organized
Another way to get back into the productivity mindset is by staying organized. This means having a place for everything and keeping things tidy. When your environment is disorganized, it can be harder to focus on what you need to do. But when everything has its place, it’s easier to stay on track.
One way to stay organized is to use a planner or calendar. Write down upcoming deadlines and events so you can see what’s coming up and plan accordingly. This will help you avoid last-minute panic and better utilize your time.
Another way to stay organized is through task lists. Break down major projects into smaller tasks that you can complete one at a time. Checking items off as you go will help you feel accomplished and keep you on track.
4. Take Breaks
Work and no play make Jack a dull boy. This is especially true for college students who are constantly bombarded with work and assignments. It’s essential to take breaks to restore your productivity. Take a five-minute break every hour, or even better, step away from your desk for a 15-30 minute walk outside.
Resting your eyes can also help you feel more refreshed when you return to work. Every 20 minutes, look away from your computer screen and focus on something 20 feet away for about 20 seconds.
Take time for yourself each day – whether that means reading, taking a nap, or just relaxing on the couch. Quality time spent rejuvenating will allow you to return to work feeling refreshed and motivated!
Sleep is also a must-consider when it comes to taking a break. Most people require about eight hours of sleep per night, but college students often get much less. Make sure you’re getting healthy sleep by going to bed at a reasonable hour and disconnecting from electronics screens an hour before hitting the hay.
Finally, don’t forget to schedule some fun! Pencil in time each week to do things you enjoy outside of work and school. This can help prevent burnout and make it easier to focus when it’s time to return to the grind.
5. Don’t Forget To Reward Yourself For Completing Tasks
Finally, don’t forget to celebrate your accomplishments along the way! Giving yourself small rewards for completing tasks is a great way to stay motivated. It can be something as simple as taking a break to watch your favorite TV show or buying yourself a new book.
Whatever it is, make sure it will help you look forward to getting back to work.
By following these five hacks, you’ll be well on your way to getting your productivity back on track after a college break. Just remember to take one thing at a time and not get too overwhelmed. You’ve got this!