Staying on task is hard at the best of times. From essay writing to revision or just day to day activities, there are always several distractions calling your name and fighting for your attention.
We have compiled 5 handy tips to stay on track and keep productive…
To Do List
Making a to do list may seem obvious but you can’t underestimate how handy it is to see all your outstanding tasks in front of you.
By writing them down, it gets them out of your head and helps you feel productive before you have even done anything.
Once you have your list, re draft it prioritising what needs to be done that day, week and month etc.. This will help you plan you next steps in order to start completing your list.
Give a Direct Action
Once you have outlined and prioritised, make a note of your next action (IE: email X or call Y tomorrow.)
Having a follow up action immediately makes your task achievable and stops cluttering up your list with no sign of it ever getting done.
Get Rest & Sleep
Whilst myths like sleeping two hours a night may seem like it will make you a superhuman achievement machine, it won’t.
It will catch up to you, your work will be poor, and it will make you ill.
Productivity and rest are intertwined, look after yourself and you will get more done.
Much like a healthy diet and exercise, your brain requires nourishment. This comes in the form of rest, so it can keep you on task and working at your highest level.
If you find this is working, try an early night and getting up before sunrise to give yourself a head start to get productive, before the rest of the world joins you and becomes a distraction.
Decluttering you work space is crucial for staying on task. Not only does in help with storage and filing your important documents, but it helps set the tone for the tasks your going to be completing.
If you keep a clear space, you keep a clear mind. If your workplace isn’t filled with distractions but rather organized items, you have set your tone immediately and can achieve and leave. Go you!
Take scheduled brakes
A Japanese study has shown that taking scheduled brakes improves your productivity. Not only that but taking time out to look at nature or even cute animals has proven to boost your productivity levels.
As hard as it can be to force yourself to take a break when the ball is rolling, reward yourself with a couple of cat memes or a walk outside in order to reset your brain and achieve more, faster.
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Living at The Junxion has been a very homely experience for me, as from moving in on my first year of university I was a little nervous about living on my own so far away from my home in Liverpool; but that all change once I moved into my new room, as the buildings interior design gives off such a relaxing vibe that will allow you to study in peace. Although the staff in the building where so very comforting to speak to and will offer guidance on pretty much anything, as they are always there to help. Other than that I would highly recommend The Junxion to anyone as I am currently a second year living with my friend at The Junxion and I couldn’t feel more at home.
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I have been living in Brickworks about 7 months. Brickworks is a great place to live in. The location is really convenient (close to city center, good public transportation, near the supermarket and so on...). The buildings are pretty new (well maintained and very clean) it also offers study rooms, cinema room, gym, roof top party room and terrace. There are a lot of common areas for entertainment (PlayStation, Pool, table tennis...). Additionally, free coffee and tea services are amazing!
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I loved it there !
Brickworks is a great home for whoever comes to live in Dublin for a while.
The friendliness of the staff along with the welcoming environment make for a great place to live. When I first entered the room, it felt like a hotel room : comfortable, modern and very liveable.
The neighborhood is as calm as it gets and you get to the most animated streets in 15mn.
The sunset view on the rooftop is the cherry on the cake.
I moved to Mayfair Court 3 years ago and we love it here. My apartment is spacious and enlightened by large windows facing Wilmslow road. Commons, including a flourishing inner garden are well kept. Staff are friendly and always there to help, and the community is diverse. Location is very convenient. There’s a bus stop at the foot of the building, a supermarket across the street, Bodey Medical Centre behind the supermarket, and plenty of restaurants and pubs around. I'm happy to call this place our home while in Manchester.
I had an excellent experience living in Brickworks during the last year in Dublin! All the staff members were always very friendly and did everything they could to make people feel welcome and we had a very good atmosphere among the residents. The flats themselves were comfortable and provided excellent living and working space, and the proximity to the city centre means you can experience the Dublin atmosphere. I have met many people and friends that I will take with me for life. If I were to live in Dublin, I would not hesitate to live in Brickworks again, it really was a great place to live!