Everyone has 24 hours in a day. Then how one student is receiving good grades, doing great at extracurricular and building a good career while the other student is struggling to complete its syllabus? The answer lies in the habits of the student.
Your attitude determines your altitude. Successful students don’t just drift off to the top. Getting there requires focused action, personal discipline and lots of energy every day to make things happen.
A little change in the daily schedule and a dose of practice can boost your academic life as well as help in your professional life later.
Every student has the potential and capability to do well, however it’s only the habit that a student possesses makes all the difference. It comes all down to the right habits and the right way to use your energy.
Here are some of the helpful habits that you must try to build to become successful in life and academics:
- Divide Your Tasks
Studying and working isn’t a fun activity for most of us and forcing yourself through it will only make you disinterested and unproductive. The best way is to divide your bigger tasks into smaller chunks which will be manageable. Reward yourself at the end of the completion of each chunk to make it interesting.
- Avoid Multitask
It is a known fact that excess of everything is not good. Overdoing things will do more harm than good. If you try to do a lot of things at the same time, there is a high possibility of not accomplishing the task successfully. Thus, do one thing at a time.
- Get Organized And Make A To-Do List
Having a plan for a day will make you organize the things on your plate. A to-do list will make you remember things, prioritize the items and will encourage you to complete the work and not procrastinate it to tomorrow.
- Get A Beauty Sleep
It is a common belief among youngsters that those who don’t sleep are very hardworking. But in reality, those who are deprived of sleep find it difficult to focus and energy to complete their daily life tasks. Therefore, it is important to get a minimum of eight hours of zzz’s every night to improve your working life.
- Right Way of Study
This might seem obvious but there is a correct way and a wrong way of studying. Cramming one night before the exam is not the right way. Rather, you should start preparing ahead of time. Initiate by smaller chunks and find different ways to study so that you don’t get bored or frustrated.
- Make Regular Notes
Making notes may sound tiresome but during the exam times it becomes very helpful. You just have to revise the written notes rather than going over the whole text. It will save you time, increase your memory and study in a hassle-free way.
- Make Your Own Study Space
Find a corner of your house where you can maximize your productivity and study without getting disturbed. Eliminate all your gadgets that can be a medium of distraction. Remember to keep your study place clean and organize to get a positive vibe.
- Find A Study Group
Studying in a group can actually help you concentrate in your studies. When you sit with your friends, you can learn and teach each other, have QnA and quiz rounds, initiate healthy discussions about a topic and find a space to study in a fun way. Study groups are quite effective if you don’t waste your time in chit-chatting and focus on studying.
- Complete For The Day
In your daily routine, it is imperative that you schedule your work accordingly. Delegate a sufficient amount of time to each task so that you get enough time to complete everything on your plate by the end of the day. By following this habit you will also have some space to prepare for the next day.
- Questioning is Important
You are in school to learn, so don’t hesitate to quench your curiosity by asking questions. You can take help from a teacher, tutor, expert, parent or even your friends. Asking questions is a surefire way to make sure you truly understand the material.