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Dear Adam, How Should I Schedule My Time With All Of My School Work?

If you have a lot of school work, use almost every opportunity you have to get it done early, but you don’t want to take every moment. Everyone needs a social life, and school shouldn’t force us to become workaholics. Here are a few more daily tips to help you feel better: (Disclaimer: Not every listed item has been tested by me.)

  1. Get 8 hours of sleep each night. If you’re well rested, you can do what you need to do faster and better.
  2. Go to sleep early, and wake up early. The later you go to sleep, the less sleep you’ll get. In addition, you have everything from that day piled up on you at night. If you don’t finish your work by the time you should go to sleep, save it for the morning. You’ll probably feel less pressure.
  3. I recommend going to sleep at 9:00 and waking up at 5:00. This way, you have plenty of time to get things done in the morning, and you’ll get a better night’s sleep. Starting your day early will also help you stay alert and focused throughout the day. We have too many zombies in the morning.
  4. Not a morning person? Don’t worry! The more you do this, the more your body and mind will get used to it.
  5. “What if I really  don’t want to get out of bed?” A few minutes before you go to bed, fill up a cup of water. Then, place it somewhere where you can reach it easily from your bed. If you don’t want to get up, splash yourself with the water. Trust me, you won’t want to stay in bed much longer after that.
  6. After you’ve gotten out of bed, do some exercises to make sure that you stay up.
  7. Before you do any work, I very strongly recommend taking a few minutes to learn something that interests you. It’ll give your day a good start. You’ll feel accomplished from the beginning of your day, and it could carry on through the rest of the day. The power of a few minutes is very strong. If you take a few minutes to learn something each day, you’ll find that you’ve accomplished so much before you even knew it.

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