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Staying productive during holidays

It feels like it has been a MILLENNIA since I last posted, this new once-a-week schedule needs some serious getting used to!

Anyway, onto today’s post!

My half term started today, which for you non UK folk is just a week off school around half way through term! While a week off was sorely needed because sixth form drains the life out of me and I just day dream about sleeping while my hand cramps from all the hurried note taking, I feel like I also needed this week off to get my productivity back on track!

For all my fellow students out there who want to relax but also not feel like you’re wasting valuable time, here are my three main tips!

To do lists!!

The first thing I do at the beginning of every holiday and weekend, is make a master to do list. I just write down everything I need to get done in that time frame, from here you can pick out a couple of things to work on every day of your holiday and before you know it you’ve done it all! I try to stick to a max of three things everyday so I don’t feel swamped with work to do! Anything more I choose to do is just a bonus!

Examples of things I’ve got on my list:

  • Recap physics
  • Make more psychology flashcards 
  • Work on Diploma assignment
  • Write up more posts to have scheduled (5 more before next holiday)
  • Keep room clean – Vacuuming, change bed sheets etc

Resisting the temptations of a day off

Another tip I’d like to give that might annoy some people, but hey whatever, don’t give yourself a whole day off at the start of the holiday. It’s just gonna turn into “Oh I’ll do it tomorrow” everyday, and  then you’re screwed. I gave myself a partial break on Saturday by rolling out of bed at quarter to 12, then I got on with writing the master list and worked through it. This blog post was one of the things on that list!

Don’t procrastinate

Tip number 3! Try to get stuff done in the mornings/afternoons, essentially get it done asap and then spend the rest of the day doing whatever you want! You’re more likely to have a bit more energy seeing as you probably woke up later, plus this way it doesn’t matter if you woke up late because you’ll still be getting everything done before you start doing more relaxation stuff.  Instead of binge watching that show on Netflix stressing about that assignment you need to do, just do the assignment and Netflix less stressfully later that evening! You’ll feel way better about yourself this way, and you’ll actually get things done!

So there we have it, the three main tips I follow to keep myself productive but still chilled during holidays! Do you think these tips were helpful? Or do you have some more tips that you think I should’ve added? Let me know!

Until next time 🙂

 

Winter and my productivity

If you know me, you know I’ve always said that I loved Winter and Autumn. While that’s still true, I have a bone to pick with Winter. The cold I can deal with, the wind and rain, even the snow that makes life difficult, I can deal with all of that. But getting dark at 4pm? Really?

I was always adamant that I loved every part of these two cold seasons, but not anymore. The dark means that my parents are even more hesitant that usual to let me out. So ok, I’m stuck at home, now what? Nothing, because it takes a tremendous amount of effort to get any form of work done seeing as the lack of light outside makes me want to get into bed and stay there until it’s Spring…

Which isn’t useful when you have a blog to run and sixth form to get through… Plus, seeing as it’s basically pitch black by 5pm when 8pm rolls around I’m so ready to go to bed but I then realise I can’t after I look at the time and then at all the things I need to get done. 

Winter can be beautiful, incredibly so. As can the dark, “without the darkness, we’d never see the stars” etc. However, by living in a city I rarely see the stars anyway so there goes that.

In general, the dark doesn’t have a great affect on my mood and mindset. If I sit in the dark for too long, I just start feeling down and incredibly unmotivated for life. Sometimes I don’t get why it’s happening to me until I turn the light on and then it’s like ah right…

So the Summer wins on this one, and only this one,  brighter evenings are nice and I’d quite like them back now thanks.

Do you guys feel like this, or am I just being overly dramatic?

Until next time 🙂

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