Happy Sunday everyone!

I've got some requests from you guys to share some tips on how to become more productive since university has hit most of us quite hard this semester. Sooo here are my top five tips on how I stay on top of things:

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Get Your Shit Together Days

I totally stole the concept of GYST days from Kalyn Nicholson, the legend herself. Basically, you select one day in the week where you get every task done that got left behind throughout the week - whether that's your laundry, your intensive hair care routine, a reading assignment, whatever comes to your mind. Do you have any task you keep putting off for the longest time? Nice - do it on that day and finally cross it off your to do list. For me, it's mostly Wednesdays and/or Sundays where use this technique, but you can choose any day you want of course. If you need more inspiration on what you could fit into an entire day, I totally recommend watching Kalyn's video on that front. Actually, I recommend her for anything since she's one of the most inspiring, wise, aesthetically pleasing and likeable people I know.

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1 Big, 3 Small Tasks

Whenever I feel overwhelmed from my never ending to do list that never seems to get shorter, I pick out one big and three small tasks I have to get done that day. No matter what. That way I not only prioritise my list and get the most important stuff done first, but I also somewhat feel a lot more accomplished when I get four whole tasks done in one day rather than starting with various things and getting nothing completely done at all.

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Hour Blocking

Personally, since I started to use google calendar to plan out my days, I noticed where I had some hours to spare where I could schedule in more time slots for studying. I treat those time slots like any other real appointment or class I have to attend and try my best to follow my study plan throughout the week in order to stay on top of my game. But be careful to not overdo it - schedule in your breaks too and don't be afraid to leave empty time slots in order to be a bit more flexible since then it's easier to reschedule things you couldn't get done in one day.

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Power Hour

Every other day I set the timer on my phone for one hour, put my phone aside and just start to tackle any to do that needs to get done. Dishes, homework, groceries, assignments - you name it, I do it. You'd never imagine how many different things you can do in sixty minutes, it's literally mind blowing. Side note: I also always do this for about ten minutes at night where I do things like cleaning and airing my room, packing my bags for the next day or put out my clothes for the next day before I go to bed and sleep like a baby knowing I took some time to get the little to dos done too.

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The Email Trick

This might be a weird one, but please hear me out. I think we can agree that we take the time of others much more seriously than we take the time we have with ourselves. So, whenever an idea gets stuck in my head or I can't figure out how I should start with a new project I write an email to my best friend explaining my thoughts in the most concise way possible (I don't send them, but I save them in an own folder for further reference). My explanations become a lot clearer and I somehow create a step by step plan on how I can process further and no longer have an excuse to procrastinate another task. So, stop wasting your own time and start writing more emails ... never thought I'd ever write that sentence, but I guess it makes sense in that context.

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I guess that's it for now. I hope you find these tips helpful and maybe you too have some advice for me how you stay on top of your game? As always, feel free to stay in touch with me by leaving a comment or writing me a postcard - I do my best to reply as soon as possible, I promise!

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Song recommendation of today: No Rome ft. The 1975 - Narcissist

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