Often, students are bombarded with the academic workload, work, and other responsibilities and this leaves them feeling daunting and overwhelming. For this reason, we want to show you a few ways international students can achieve more in less time. So; if you’re ready, we’re ready, lego!
- Be clear about your goals and activities
- Plan things in detail
- Eat that frog
- Stay excited about your tasks
- Avoid distractions
- Take a break
1. Be clear about your goals and activities
One major time-waster is the lack of clarity of one’s goals and activities. When you’re unable to decide what needs to be done, you’ll end up achieving very little. However, the moment you spell out your goals and activities clearly, almost half of the work is done. This is because you become poised to execute them accordingly.
2. Plan things in detail
Now that you have your goals and activities spelt out, the next step is to plan each of them in detail. For instance, put all of them in categories and decide which tasks are most important and urgent. Equally, spell out how each of the tasks would be successfully achieved with deadlines. This will help you stay on track.
3. Eat that frog
As far as being able to achieve more in less time goes, the best way to do that is to start with the most difficult task. It stands to reason that the most daunting task carries the biggest results/benefits so eat the biggest and ugliest task first.
4. Stay excited about your tasks
It is worthy of note that the more excited you are about what you do, the faster you’ll be and the more you’ll achieve. This is because when you’re excited, there’s an adrenaline rush that keeps you energetic and motivated from start to finish. Leverage on this.
5. Avoid distractions
Distractions come in different forms and can be major time wasters. Mobile devices, social media, the internet, etc. are usually the major culprits here. So, if you want to achieve more in less time, you need to cut down on these. Invest your most productive moments in achieving your goals and accomplishing tasks.
6. Take a break
According to research, your brain needs time to rest and recover. That’s why it’s necessary to take a break occasionally to relax and catch your breath. It’s no joke that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy so, take a break. It will do you a whole world of good.
There you have it; 6 valuable tips to help you achieve more in less time. What are you waiting for? Get started already.