Obviously traveling this far can be very tiring and even you’re not traveling far if you have a long day at work, or if you’re studying at school. It’s very tiring and when you come home the natural tendency, I think is to kinda like just lie down on your couch and watch TV and eat your delivered food or whatever. But I know that it’s very important to be productive even when you come home. So I thought of a few ways that I can help all of us be a little more productive after a long day at work or school.
Tip #1 is having a routine or having an idea of exactly what you’re gonna do when you get home.
So like I said before when you’re home, it can be really easy to lie down… Personally, that’s my tendency I can lie down and just go to sleep and never get back up.
So instead, what I like to do is I like to change into my workout clothes and head out to the gym or go out for a run.
For today, I’m going to go for a run and it’s getting dark pretty soon so let’s head out.
Tip #2 is setting a goal outside of school.
Because a lot of us are students when we think of goals, we think in academics or in terms of careers it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way.
So for example, a lot of people wanna be fit and they wanna stay healthy and they wanna be active. But if that’s all you’re saying it’s really hard to something about it, especially when you’re home from school or work when you’re tired and you don’t wanna do anything.
So for me, I’m training to run a half marathon in December and setting that goal has made it a lot easier for me to actually get out and run when I come home from the hospital and I’m tired.
But that’s a goal that I wanna achieve so I go out and do it. It doesn’t necessarily have to be fitness oriented it can be anything else.
So it can be music oriented, it can be knitting or art or any hobby that you wanna pursue so setting a goal definitely makes it easier to actually get up and do something when you’re tired after school.
Tip #3 is having a clean and organized work area.
Have you ever had those finals week where your room was spotless because every time you sat down to study all you wanted to do was to clean your room because you didn’t actually wanna study?
That happens to be every time! So what helps me stay focused is having an organized clean area where I can have my computer up and my books out and I can just focus on studying and not be attempted to clean my whole house every time I come home.
Tip #4 is have a big picture goal.
What I mean by that is you should have something in mind that you wanna accomplish in your after school or after work hours. Not something that you can do in one day but something that you can work on for a long period of time.
So It can be something general getting a good grade in a class or it can be something like working on an application or working on a big project.
So that might entail doing something like making a big to-do list. Like I said, not something you’re not gonna accomplishes in one day but something that you can work on a little bit every day.
So for example, if your goal is to do well in class. You might be making a flash card that you can do a little bit every day or you might be reading a chapter of a book that you’re learning everyday or if you’re working on project you might be making a list of things that need to be done by working on one or two items every night.
For example, if I were studying for an exam, I would do few flash cards every day. So that I can remember the material better and I’m not cramming right before the exam.
Tip #5 is going to bed at a scheduled time!
I think something that happens to a lot of people is… night time feels like an infinite amount of time. So a lot of the times, people wanna push things back. So instead of doing work right-away, you say “I’m gonna watch this TV show and then get to my homework” or “I’m gonna go out to eat or I’m gonna do this and this with my friends and then get to my work”.
But what ends up happening is you end up sacrificing sleep and you end up going to bed later and later every night. You guys all know that sleep is very important and I really think that you should think of sleep as part of your active learning process.
So what I like to do is I like to go to bed at a certain time. It depends on the rotation what time I go to bed. But I make sure that I get enough sleep. Usually around anywhere from two hours a night.