The Secret to Getting Work Done

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Porter Stracke ‘20, Staff Writer

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As school has started once again, our backpacks have grown full with plenty of work to do. Have you ever felt overwhelmed, wondering how you can possibly get it all done? Continue reading to discover the secrets of getting your tasks finished.

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First, look at your routine. Are you spending too much time watching Netflix or texting your best friends? Distractions like these can take up the majority of your time, preventing you from being productive.

Secondly, write down a to-do list, beginning with a starting action and ending with a concluding one. With a physical copy of your routine, you will feel less stressed and ready to accomplish everything you need to finish with your plan laid out in front of you.

Your first priority should be to start your homework as soon as you get home. Grab a snack, get comfy, and focus on being productive. If you procrastinate until the last minute, this will lead to further stress and will become overwhelming. Finally, keep your cell phone off! I know how difficult this can be; however, putting away your phone keeps you focused and prepared to get things done. Now that you know the secret, get out those books and start working!

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  1. Mr. Beckner on October 17th, 2017 1:53 pm

    To-do lists are great. I get overwhelmed easily if I have a lot of work to accomplish and therefore procrastinate because I don’t want to deal with any of it. Writing a to-do list breaks work down into tiny, easily-accomplished bits. It is much easier, psychologically speaking, to sit down to accomplish tiny things than one massive thing.

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