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10 Steps To Productivity

Let’s be honest: we could all use some advice on how to be more productive. I don’t know how many days I go to bed knowing I’ve done nothing that I needed to do, so here are a few things I’ve been trying that seem to help:

 

1. Put your alarm on the other side of the room.

This way, you have to actually get out of bed to turn it off and you’ll be less likely to hit the snooze button.

 

2. Have a morning routine.

Whether you’re making breakfast, meditating, stretching or going for a run – do the same thing every morning. This is your time to focus on you.

 

3. Exercise every day.

Exercise keeps your mind and body moving, plus you’ll feel better and improve your health in the process.

 

4. Schedule your day.

Write down everything you have to do and organize it by importance. Don’t try to remember everything you have to do, because chances are, you’ll forget something.

 

5. Eat healthy.

A balanced diet will help keep you focused, improve your memory and ultimately give you more energy.

 

6. Drink water.

Chances are you should be drinking more water than you currently are. Symptoms of not staying hydrated include: trouble focusing, irregular sleep and mental fatigue.

 

7. Focus on one thing at a time.

You’ll be less overwhelmed and accomplish things faster.

 

8. Limit your TV time.

Binge-watching The Office for the hundredth time might sound like a good idea, but your pile of homework will beg to differ.

 

9. Set a bedtime.

Make sure you’re always getting six to eight hours of sleep each night. Being well rested will make you more alert each day and less likely to fall asleep while you’re trying to study.

 

10. DON’T DOWNLOAD TUMBLR.

It’s just a soul-sucking app that ruins all of our lives.

 

Good luck, collegiettes!

 

My name is Ally May, I am currently a junior at Penn State and I am majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Business Liberal Arts.
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