But first... let's be productive together
The transition from traditional face-to-face classes to online classes has really been hard. With all the noise going around from the pandemic and protests and the financial and home situation to the weight of online education, it's all too much. To be honest, I was kind of stuck in a rut for the past few weeks, especially with the situation in my country. Nevertheless, I want to prioritize my education.
I also want to say that I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and financially blessed at this time. I hope you are grateful that you are privileged to be in school right now, while others cannot. ♡
On to the article...
1.Have a Solid Morning Routine
Billionaires swear by their morning routines. It helps them to stay on track. I used to be late all the time in high school and it was because I didn't master my morning routine. Having a routine like waking up around the same time every day, brushing your teeth, taking a shower, and meditating or whatever. This will give you a sense of control over your life.
I realized that waking up at the same time every day has helped me become more productive and I've finally done the important things already like showering and making breakfast. Doing this has helped me not feel lazy because I've had a good start to the day and I kinda don't want to break that streak. It also gives me a sense of accomplishment.
2. Plan Your Day
Schools have schedules in order to have order and students and teachers don't just run around campus like chickens. It's important to have a planner, whether it's the traditional bullet journal or apps like Google Calendar. I used a Starbucks planner in 11th and 12th grade to stay on track, and used cute colored highlighters which motivated me to stick to the planner. You can also download apps where you can make like blocks of your schedule. I also did that and turned it into my lock screen so I don't forget what my next class it.
3. Get Rid of Distractions
In high school, I went to a catholic all-girls school that didn't allow us to use phones in campus during class hours. Of course, my friends and I still used ours to keep the snapchat streaks going. Teachers had a stash of confiscated phones which were returned a week after the incident. I also worked at a call center company and they didn't allow phones at the work area so we would be more productive. I didn't realize how helpful it was actually. At home, there's so many distractions: TV, your pantry telling you need to eat another snack, and the notorious cellphone. You can use apps like: Forest or Tide.
It's important that when you're doing school work at home, you have a space that's for doing work and studying. You also have to make sure that you don't work on your bed! I can't count the number of times I have fallen asleep while studying. LMAO, I even fall asleep at my desk. It also feels nice to reward yourself with phone time and netflix time when you're finally done studying.
It might be a little difficult if you have a big family or you just don't have the space. I recommend that you just have even a small space in your house where you can setup every day, just as long as it's not in your bed.
4. Sweet, Sweet Reward
While working at said call center company, we had an end of the contract bonus (my contract was for 8 weeks). It pushed me to meet the number of hours of work that I put in and to really put in the effort. At school, I guess I've also been motivated by the awards that I got. But, it's also important to give yourself small rewards. After I'm done writing articles here on hubpages.com I give myself time to watch one episode of my favorite shows on netflix. Having a goal is good, and having a sense of accomplishment when you achieve them is better. Giving yourself rewards are the best.
The thing about having classes online is that you can't pass homework right away especially with bad internet connection. So, don't be too shy to tell your professors. Another thing is that you can't outright raise your hand to ask a question, but still, address it through a private message. My personal favorite is to message my friends on the lesson. It's important that we communicate because that is our nature as people, even if you're an introvert, communicating is still important. And it's not just about school, it's also good for your mental health to talk to your friends and family during this time. It's a hard time, let's reach out to others.
I hope this is helpful to you, guys. Take care and good luck!