Heard Of The 5P Plan? Here Are 6 Tips Students In Malta Need To Boost Their Productivity 😁 ⏰
Assignment Season 🤓
With the new school year now underway, perfecting your work routine is super important for you to get started down the right path.
There are loads of articles floating around online about how you can work smarter instead of harder, so we've saved you the trouble and compiled our favourites into a handy list 😉
1. Swallow The Frog 🐸
Frogs are well-known to contain many focus-enhancing vitamins, allowing you to work har-
Kidding, we're kidding.
"Swallowing the frog" is a term that implies doing the hardest thing first. This works because you usually have the most energy when you start working, not halfway through or towards the end. Once the essentials are done, everything else you do is a bonus.
This helps you make sure you never fall behind.
2. The 5P Formula ➗✖️
Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance. You can apply this to everything you do.
Plan out your tasks for the day, rank them in terms of priority, decide when you're going to do each, and set reminders so that you always know what you have to be doing.
You can do all of this in like 10 minutes in the morning while you're eating your Kellogg's, and it'll save you loaaads of time throughout the day in between tasks.
3. Keep It Simple ⏰
There are a lot of ways you can improve.
You could probably be eating healthier, you could probably be drinking more water, working out more, etc. A good way to implement these habits is to create recurring alarms that remind you of a positive task you could do.
For example, set an alarm for every Tuesday to make a fruit smoothie at 4 pm, or set a daily alarm at 6 pm to do 10 pushups. Simple things like that add up, plus, the more comfortable you become with these small habits the more likely you are to do more & more.
4. Be Specific! ✅
Assigning to-do's can be a great cure if you tend to put things off, allowing you to rest assured that all your tasks have an exact time and day that they're going to be tackled.
Have a project that's due? Slot it in for this Friday at 2pm. This way you avoid procrastination and know that when it's time, it's time.
You can also do this with recurring tasks: Mondays you wash your car, Thursdays you catch up on Netflix, Sundays you talk to your parents for more than 25 seconds, etc...😇
5. Maximise On Dead Zones 🎧
Dead zones are those times where you can't really be productive, like while you're driving or catching the bus. Music is great, trust me I'm a huge fan, but once in a while you could switch over to podcasts like Impact Theory by Tom Bilyeu or On Purpose by Jay Shetty.
They're both great podcasts, who regularly interview top performers in all industries that give very insightful perspectives on attaining success. Why not learn from the best that have been through it already? Give them a shot 🥰
6. Turn Off. The Damn. Phone. 😩
It's no big deal to just "reply to one message" until that one message becomes a 3-hour long conversation. Usually, when we use our phones we're in a cycle of "just one more" until it's the end of the day and you've done nothing except empty your fridge of all available calories.
Instead, commit to turning your phone off for a couple of hours, like fully off. You could even try to negotiate with the little procrastinator in your head by rewarding yourself with some chocolate when your tasks get done, this way you actually have something to work for!