5 Things Successful Students Do Every Day

Posted: February 6, 2019 3:45:00 AM CST

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Time is of the essence in nearly all areas of our lives. It’s no secret that successful people have certain routines they do every day. Among the various practices, five things stood out that could be implemented into students’ routines to increase productivity in and out of the online classroom:

Wake Up Early

After a restless night of sleep, it can seem impossible to wake up early. However, this uninterrupted time is time that is especially carved out for you. Using this time to meditate, study, exercise or do a fun hobby can be rewarding and allow you to fuel your mind and body for the day ahead.

Check Canvas

Checking Canvas not only helps to stay up to date with what is going on in your online class, but it also helps you understand what you need to complete for the day. This allows you to participate actively in discussions and keep a tight grasp on upcoming assignments.

Write Down Your Goals and Evaluate

Taking ten minutes out of your day to sit and think about the things you want to accomplish will not only help you set an agenda for the day, but it also may help you understand how to account for your time. Putting it on paper is more permanent and in return, creates a helpful to-do list. If you aren’t actively measuring your goals, it’s hard to understand if they were “good” goals. What worked well? What didn’t? How can you change it next time? If we aren’t setting good goals, these questions become hard to answer. Some suggest using S.M.A.R.T. goals to ensure they are Smart, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely.

Check Your E-mail

Checking your e-mail first thing in the morning allows you to get up to date with the day ahead. It also allows you to respond to e-mails before many are even checking them. This in turn allows you to get more timely responses from those you are communicating with, whether it be professors or fellow classmates.

Be Intentional with Your Time

Understand that time is a valuable commodity. Being present and intentional with your time with help you make the most of your day in the workplace and at home. Being intentional with your time will not only help you to use your time wisely, but it will also leave you feeling fulfilled.

Implementing these five tasks each day can help students increase productivity and organization within their personal, professional and academic lives. Find more student resources to make your online learning experience the most efficient and productive that it can be.

By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: eCampus, General

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