Fighting Spring Fever? 5 Spring Productivity Tips to Stay Focused15 March 2018
It’s that time of year again where spring fever sets in, and it gets harder to focus. Winter can feel so long and grey, so when we see the hope of spring, it’s easy to let coursework and other responsibilities take a backseat. If you’re fighting spring fever, we have some spring productivity tips to help you get back on track:
- Write down a daily schedule.
While this may seem like a no-brainer, you’d be surprised at how many students lose track of their schedule. When you’re balancing classes, internships, and a part-time job on top of your personal life, every day can present scheduling challenges. Additionally, as the weather warms up and the opportunity for outdoor activities increase, it’s even more important to write down your schedule to help you stay on top of it.
- Create weekly goals.
Spring is a time of renewal, and after the cold and grey of winter it can feel like a good time to refresh goals and expectations. To get started, create one or two weekly goals to write down with your schedule. Start small and simple to keep them attainable yet keep you motivated.
- Establish an accountability partner.
To help you stay focused this spring, we recommend finding someone in one of your classes to be an accountability partner. Whether they’re part of your study group or not, the ultimate goal is to help each other stay on target. Set up regular meetings, maybe at a coffee shop or over lunch, to check in on each other.
- Enjoy the good weather.
Now, this spring productivity tip may seem counterintuitive, but it’s just as important as the rest. Getting outside to enjoy the fresh spring air and take part in some form of physical activity is an easy and effective way to improve focus. Whether you take a quick walk during your breaks or in between study sessions or get up for an early morning jog before work, it’s important to enjoy the outdoors, especially when the weather is nice!
- Keep your eye on the prize.
At Pioneer Pacific, we know our programs are often shorter to help you get on with your career. However, that doesn’t mean students can’t lose focus or get bogged down with a class. Take some time to remember why you are here at PPC and the career you are working toward. It’ll help you keep your eye on the prize!
With these spring productivity tips, we hope you will have a successful season here at Pioneer Pacific College. If you’re reaching the end of your program, our Career Services department can help you locate a job to start your new career and provide assistance during the process. Learn more here.