Last week, I started college remotely, and if I had to pick one word to describe my feelings as I’ve adjusted to this new medium of learning is: overwhelmed.
Different teachers use a wide arrange of programs to share information with us and to assign new materials, and I’ve been finding it difficult and time-consuming to keep track. I feel like I’ve been spending more time clicking between websites than actually covering content or doing homework.
I’m sure you may feel a similar way, but instead of spiraling down a path of complaining and succumbing to stress and failure, we can take the situation into our own hands. Here’s how to centralize your workflow:
- Schedule Time To Plan – One of the largest parts of online school is being organized, so setting aside extra time to fully dedicate your energy into organizing your action items is crucial.
- Select ONE Medium – Pick one place where you can keep track of all of your action items and to-dos so that there’s ultimately only one reference point.
- Ask For Future Plans – Don’t be afraid to reach out to your teachers or professors to ask them what your workload looks like in a week or two so you can plan ahead and avoid procrastination.
- Take Advantage of Reminders – Once you import your tasks from all of the different sources you have into one program, don’t be afraid to use the programs reminders to take the weight off of your shoulders. It clears your headspace to more actively work on current action items instead of worrying about future ones.
For this week’s #MakeItHappen, starting taking clear steps to centralize your workflow and take productivity into your own hands. Let us know how it goes and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or share your story and tag us on social.
Go make it happen,
Stefano & the YTeach Team
“Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.” – Brian Tracey