I think I can safely say that nowadays, we are all BUSY. Not only do we want to have good results at school/uni, we also have to participate in a good amount of extra curriculum activities, while maintaining a social life, work and take care of our health and fitness. And the key to nailing all of them is being productive. Without a high level of productivity, it’s almost impossible to be on top of all those things. Hence, I wanted to make a blogpost and video on my 5 Tips For Being More Productive After Law School/University. Hope you enjoy!
You can check out this video for my 5 Tips For Being More Productive After Law School/University. Also, it would mean so much to me if you would like and subscribe to my Youtube channel here. Thanks so much! Anyways, I also wanted to explain the tips a bit more here down below:
1. Find A Study Environment That Works For You
The first tip is also my personal favorite: find a study environment that works for you. Personally, I can’t concentrate and be productive whenever I’m working in a messy place. Everything needs to be neat, clean and organised. Also, I like to open a window from time to time. I feel like the fresh air refreshes my brains as well, haha! Lastly, you have to figure out if you work better at home, in the library or maybe even a coffee spot. I like to work at home, but whenever I’m feeling like I can’t concentrate, I go to the library. Switching things up for me works the best!
2. Turn Off Your (Mobile) Devices
A pretty obvious one, but that doesn’t make it less true: turn off your devices! I like to put my iPhone and my MacBook on silent, so I don’t get any disturbing texts, messages or mails. The first couple minutes are always the hardest (I keep wanting to check my phone then), but after 10 minutes I’m really in my study flow and I don’t feel distracted!
3. Don’t Study Harder, Study Smarter
Another thing that I like to do is try to study ‘smarter’. Try to find out what the professor wants you to know, instead of studying the whole book (unfortunately our education system is focused on us passing tests instead of solemnly attaining knowledge). Focus on the powerpoint sheets, the questions and the practice exams to understand what you need to know. Also, instead of struggling with a text you really can’t understand, try finding other sources that explain the same thing. You can find other academic sources, or check Wikipedia as a little steppingstone towards understanding the more difficult texts.
4. Make Sure You Use A Good Planner
Next up is to make sure you use a good planner. A good planner makes you organised, which is essential if you want to be more productive. I use my own designed Supplied by Lily Student Desk Planner, because it’s pretty ánd practical. You can get your Supplied by Lily Student Desk Planner here.
5. Always Look Presentable
Last, but not least: always look presentable. I feel way more productive whenever I take the time to do my hair, make-up and pick out a cute outfit. If I stay in my loungewear, I don’t feel productive at all. I know this is quite controversial – some people can’t stand studying in their ‘normal’ clothes – but I’m really bad at doing the opposite! Just give it a go and see if you like it!
WHICH PRODUCTIVITY TIP WAS YOUR FAVE AND DO YOU HAVE A PRODUCTIVITY TIP YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?