School life can be quite difficult, especially for cheerleaders or anyone who has other obligations along with their studies–such as a part-time job, for example. It is hard to balance studying and everything else, because both require a lot of effort and time.If you’re struggling with productivity and want to learn how to use your time more efficiently, keep on reading for tips that are going to completely change your life, and get you back on the right track

1. Create a daily to-do list. In order to stay on top of all your tasks and be as productive as you can, create a to-do list. Once you do your daily task, tick it off the list. The more you do and tick off, the more productive you will feel, which also results in feeling more motivated to actually complete your entire list! And, once you see that empty paper and all of your tasks ticked off, you’re going to feel even better about starting the next day. Experiencing less pressure and frustration will make you continue to be productive.

2. Be real about what you can accomplish.
Sure, we would all love to do a month’s worth of studying in one day, but that’s not exactly the most ideal plan, or the most realistic one for that matter. Your study time should be completely realistic. Don’t organize your time so that you feel more overwhelmed. You’re not going to be less productive if you plan out doing less than imagined, because our imagination sometimes can request more than we can actually achieve.

3. Make priorities. In order to be more productive, you need to make priorities. You should know which tasks are the most urgent and requiring your attention, and do those first. Once you get them off your schedule, you’ll feel less overwhelmed and more able to focus on the following tasks. The more you postpone your urgent tasks, the more you’ll try to procrastinate because of the pressure you’re feeling, and that’s never a good thing–especially if you don’t have enough time on your hands, anyways!

4. Ask for help. Stuck with something? Can’t solve a problem, or don’t have time for it? Don’t give up. Find a solution that’s going to fit your lifestyle. Either ask someone to help you during your study time, or use writing services online to help you with your work. Companies like Essayontime will enable you to focus on other tasks you actually have time for, and still get everything done. As a student, you’re bound to have a very busy life, so don’t be shy to ask for help.

5. Avoid multitasking.
Multitasking is a killer of productivity, even if you think otherwise. You should focus on each task separately, and think about what you’re doing while you’re doing it. The process will be faster, and after you’re done with each task, you can continue on to the next.

Mastering productivity can actually be a savior for students who want to focus on their studies, and do extracurricular activities, as well. It’s all about being able to plan, organize, and focus on the right things at the right time. 


Do you have any tips yourself? How do you make the best of your time?
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Brenda Savoie is a productivity coach, private English tutor, and desperate dreamer. She is currently writing her first romantic novel, and seeks contentment through mindfulness. Find her on Twitter and Facebook.