One of the most asked questions I have received is about my daily routine when it comes to being a fulltime law student and online entrepreneur. I can totally understand why - it's interesting to see how other people live their day to day lives. Being rather the organized person, I love having a daily schedule or routine myself. In today's blogpost, I am going to share some of my most essential steps when it comes to my after law school/university night time routine. I hope you will enjoy!
My After School Night Time Routine video
I am so excited to have created another updated night time routine video for you guys. I know routine videos are one of your favorite kinds of videos to watch, so I definitely recommend taking some time out of your day to watch this vid in order to give yourself some motivation and inspiration to create an effective and productive night time routine as well. Down below, I will discuss the key elements in any successful after school routine!
MY 5 TIPS FOR CREATING A NIGHT TIME ROUTINE
1. Keep it clean & organized
A hack I have learned from my grandma a long time ago is to make sure you always clean up immediately. When you come home from a long day of studying or working, it's tempting to just kick of your shoes, drop your book bag at the door, and call it a day. However, if you will do this everytime that you come home, your apartment or room will be a mess in no time. That is why the first thing I do when I come home always involves around putting away my used itmes and cleaning up after myself. It will take you only around 5-15 minutes everyday you come home, but it will save you loads of time when you decide to clean your room or apartment.
2. Start studying immediately
Although a long day of law school can feel extremely tiring, I highly recommend to not let yourself take a break right after you come home. Why? For me personally, it can be quite dangerous to take a break, due to the fact I always like to take a powernap or watch series after I come home. Although there is nothing wrong with giving yourself some me-time, you do have to deserve it. Surviving a long day at law school seems already like a pretty good reason for that, but I promise you - a mindset like that will not make you productive in any way. So grab a glass of water and your favorite healthy snack, and start studying right when you get home!
3. Give yourself Me-time
Even though I don't recommend taking a break right after you come home from classes, I do think it's very important to give yourself a nice break filled with me-time later on during the day. I always like to watch an episode or two of my favorite series, make myself some healthy delicious dinner, or spend some time on my rooftop enjoying the sunset. It's the little me-time moments that will feel so rewarding after a long study session. So don't feel bad whenever you're taking a break, and just enjoy life for a moment!
4. Be productive
It's better to study smart than to study hard. One of the ways to study more efficiently is by knowing what time during the day you are the most productive. I am definitely a night owl, but I know that I retain information the best whenever I study in the morning or in the afternoon. That is why I always like to spend time in the morning or afternoon revising or outlining my study materials, rather than just reading new material for the next lecture.
I often find revising requires more concentration, while reading is a little bit more "chill", and is perfect to do during the evening or before going to bed. Know when you a personally most productive and plan the hardest study tasks during that time.
Creating a routine is not easy. In order for you to really stick to your daily plans, you need to effectively have repeated your habits over and over again. And that will take a lot of effort and time. It's okay to net get it right the first time too, so don't be too hard on yourself. It took me months, maybe even years before I really got the hang of it. Even though it will take you a lot of time to perfect your routine, it will all be worth it in the end!
I hope these tips were helpful for you and I gave you some motivation to start creating an after school night time routine that makes you feel productive as well. Let me know in the comments down below if you already follow any of these steps or if you have a completely different routine yourself. Love you guys!
DO YOU HAVE AN AFTER SCHOOL NIGHT TIME ROUTINE YOURSELF?