TripleHBK

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Hey everyone!

I'm writing this to get a better understanding of any techniques or skills that help you make the most of your time. I consider myself terrible at this and spend a lot of my "free" time watching Netflix and just chilling.

So I guess my questions are:

1.) do you block out your days with things to do and times to do them?

2.) what helps you stay on schedule?

3.) any other tips!

Thanks!


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May 12, 2017
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Hey everyone!

I'm writing this to get a better understanding of any techniques or skills that help you make the most of your time. I consider myself terrible at this and spend a lot of my "free" time watching Netflix and just chilling.

So I guess my questions are:

1.) do you block out your days with things to do and times to do them?

2.) what helps you stay on schedule?

3.) any other tips!

Thanks!


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I sometimes schedule my days when my schedule is busy, but otherwise a check list of what I want to get done works fine. The best advice I can give is to limit time spent around devices that allow you to watch netflix/distract you (for me it was mainly my phone and computer). I found I was a lot more productive when I didn't have either avalible to me.

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AttemptingScholar

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I found that days where I could spend all day just studying, I never actually studied. I was perpetually on the "I have all day, I'll do it later" track. So I started making appointments at a set time (a 1pm dance class on the weekends) to keep me from giving up the whole day as a wash. I'd always study more on days when I had at least one thing to do.

I also made some places study places. I don't text people, I don't check email, in this room I study and have no other tabs open. If I wanted to do something not studying, I would physically leave that room, usually, watch my stuff through a window, and look at memes or whatever. I felt pretty stupid, but it worked! I suck at studying in my room, I study at the library a lot.
 
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raiderette

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I filled my schedule with classes, then a specific amount of time for job, research, volunteering, meetings. I treated everything like a job with deadlines and deliverables. After that, I had free time.

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Mortiest Morty

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As mentioned above checklists usually work for me, I only really block time off when I'm facing a short deadline. But for the most part I try to allow some flexibility in my schedule (crossing out tasks on your lists is an awesome feeling). I also try to reward my self with allocated free time to do hobbies/ goof around. Honestly try a few techniques out and see what works for you.
 
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