Productivity Hacks for College Students

  Productivity is something I struggle with, especially after a hectic day at work. I head to the library with my backpack and the best of intentions to get my homework done, but then I get distracted by my phone, or the internet. A five-minute break turns into a thirty-minute CandyCrush session. Before I know it, three hours have gone by and I’ve done half as much as I planned. I know that this is a problem for many college students, including me … I either try to get it all done at once or I’m starting/finishing at the last minute. Productivity, if we could just figure it out, would help us get better grades, find more free time, and feel less stress. But, it’s so difficult to master, because maybe the pull of our ringing cell phones is just too much, or you need to wind down after a hectic day. To improve my own productivity and hopefully help you with yours, I’ve searched for productivity hacks for college students, that have been shared. Here are some hacks that I found most helpful for my own productivity. Track Your Time It’s difficult to plan your personal time if you don’t know how you’re spending it. Tracking your hours is an important step toward better time management. Start by breaking down a major project into manageable individual tasks. For your classes, you may need to complete an academic review, draft essay or answer a series of questions. Each activity should take a set time that allows for edits and research. Allocate time blocks to each assignment and take note...