- Carry pocket work.
- Guard against the power of Parkinson’s Law (work expands to fill up all available time). Set time limits. You will use all available time.
- Set priorities realistically.
- Start writing that paper. Write the first sentence.
- Be aware of robbers of time:
- Have courage. Follow a schedule and leave friends behind.
- Concentrate time and efforts.
- Use the subconscious mind. Keep paper and pencil by your bed and jot down ideas before you have a chance to lose them.
- Beat the sleepy feeling. Don’t take naps. Do take walks. If you must nap, make it a short one.
- Use precious time to think, when walking, jogging, etc.
- Take study breaks to keep from getting bored. You think and work better in sprints. Five-minute breaks are motivators and material studied has a chance to sink in. However, slow starters should have longer work periods. Review before taking a break.
- Use a month at a glance calendar.
- Obey the alarm clock. GET UP!!
- Write notes to yourself, so you know where to begin the next time, also as reminders of things that need to be done.