Improve your attention span
EVERYONE goofs off sometimes but when playing on YouTube instead of studying becomes a habit, you might waste so much time that you start failing.
So if you have trouble maintaining a decent attention span, here are some tips.
Get seven hours sleep a night
Sleep deprivation is a torture. After a day without it, you become muddled and can’t make rational decisions. After a couple of days you’ll begin to hallucinate.
So don’t torture yourself: you need a good night’s sleep every night to keep your brain buzzing along efficiently.
Write a to-do list
You need to set yourself clear goals so that you can track how you’re doing and to help you focus on what must be done. Also, it feels really, really good to cross things off.
Electronic is okay but paper and pen can be even more satisfying when it comes to crossing items off.
Work in downtimes
When you’re waiting for the bus, you can read a chapter of your book. When you’re walking to class, you can visualise that presentation you’ll be graded on. When you make that list, work out what you can do while you’re busy doing nothing.
Switch off your phone
It’s nice to see who’s doing what on WhatsApp but unless it is an emergency situation, you can live without it. So switch it off and concentrate on what you’re doing.
If you’re good during the day, you get time off to do what you love most. So block time in your schedule that is your own time.
Try to find at least one big block of time during the week where you can do something substantial like hiking or playing football.
Reward yourself for being good by doing something interesting like hiking.