hello! it’s seo from tbhstudying, and i’m here to give you a couple of tips on how to stay productive. this video was kindly sponsored by lightspeed planner, and they’re also helping me run a giveaway for the lightspeed planner so stay tuned till the end of the video! the key thing is to remember that we all have the same 24 hours in a day being productive is not a magical and exclusive trait that only some people have. it is entirely possible to get what you want to get done in a day. first, understand the difference between goals and tasks. goals are long-term things. you won’t get them done in a day, so don’t beat yourself up over being unable to complete a goal in that day. tasks are single item things that you can get done focus on the set tasks that you have for the day, and don’t get distracted from them. break down large tasks into smaller tasks. you won’t be able to write an entire novel or an entire research paper in a single day at least…. not very well. break that sucker down into manageable tasks and spread them out within the timeframe that you have to work with. next, figure out what times you work best and utilize those times to your advantage for example, i’m not a morning person, so i wouldn’t wake up super early to get work done. that would just be a total waste for me. instead, i’d use my afternoons and nights to get things done some people might be the complete opposite however, do keep in mind that it’s completely pointless to purposefully wait for the supposedly perfect time to do work keep a good balance between those two concepts & understand your own personal preferences and balance in order to exploit it to your best advantage then, remove all distractions from your workspace. put your phone away and put it on “do not disturb” if you don’t have to use your laptop, then put it away remove all possibility of getting distracted. get the materials that you need and only those. nothing more and nothing less. website blockers and apps like focus, tide, and flipd can help with that work smarter and not harder.
this might seem a little strange, but only put the amount of work and effort that you have to let’s say you have to take notes on a certain chapter you’ve got a lot of different options you can take in order to reach the same end don’t waste your time and energy on something that requires far less also, don’t bother with multitasking it only erodes your focus and causes you to do several things poorly rather than just doing one thing well. this can also cause you to take more time to finish things rather than just going through your to-do list one by one. and most importantly, learn how to prioritize your tasks. what do you have to get done? that’s your to-do list. now, what are the things that you absolutely must get done? do you have an assignments due tomorrow? do you have a test tomorrow? then, focus on that one first. after that consider your remaining tasks. is there something that you should probably do but isn’t as demandingly important? do you have an essay due in a couple of days but not tomorrow? do that one next. finally, leave the least important tasks for last. do you have to reorganize your desk? do you have a project that’s due in four weeks. do you have to scrub your toilet? these are the things that you could do, but don’t absolutely have to do. i mainly prioritize tasks based on their deadlines and then, i start ranking them by their difficulty. some folks like starting with the hardest tasks first, but i usually start with the easiest for no other reason other than the fact that I’m a COWARD and finishing easy tasks quickly makes me feel really good about myself and my productivity. anyhow, the lightspeed planner was created precisely to help you prioritize your tasks and focus your productivity. it’s a minimal and undated daily planner that’s designed to be professional and effortless to use. as you can see, there are boxes for different levels of priorities and another box for non-task related things such as notes and appointments. the boxes are big enough for multiple tasks if you’re an exceptionally busy person, and they’re just the right size for you to fit one day in. the planner lays flat. it has additional sections of the back for notes, gratitude logs, and goals. they’ve kindly given me a code for you guys to use for 20% off their official website the code is “tbhstudying” and i’ll leave the link in the description unfortunately, their website only handles U.S. orders. so, if you’re an international kid, then i’ll also provide the amazon link below. i’m also running an international giveaway with them! hurrah! now you guys can get the opportunity to win your own lightspeed planner! you must be subscribed to my youtube channel, and you must also be following @lightspeedplanner and myself (@tbhstudying) on Instagram then, fill out the google form because i’m tired of using all those giveaway websites and i miss having google lay out all the data for me in google sheets finally, leave a comment about your own goals and what you plan to do. i will leave the link in the description as well. so, please check it out as well as all the rules in the description as well (god i rly do love using “as well” huh) this giveaway will end on august 31, 2018 and you must be at least 18 years old or have your parents’ permission you must also be comfortable with giving your name and shipping address to me. don’t worry, i’m not gonna doxx you or anything like that and everything will remain confidential thank you so much for watching and i hope this video helped remember to subscribe and have notifications for my channel turned on if you’re interested in more of my content~ hope you have a lovely day and stay productive. bye!