It can be really difficult to stay productive when you are studying from home but our Careers Team have come up with some top tips that can help you to stay productive.
Set a Routine
- It may seem obvious, but understanding when you’re likely to be at your most productive during the day will help you to schedule your breaks and set achievable goals. Simple actions such as making sure you keep a regular sleep routine will help you to manage your energy and increase your concentration.
Make a Dedicated Workspace
- This isn’t always easy in shared accommodation, but ensuring you have a quiet, organised workspace with all of your necessities (charger etc.) will minimise distractions and help you to draw boundaries between study and personal time.
- Working from home for long periods of time can be isolating, so don’t forget to schedule a time to catch up virtually with friends and classmates in your breaks and to minimise disruption from WhatsApp groups when you’re working.
- At the time of writing, we’re encouraged to get outside for some local exercise and a blast of fresh air, but if the North East climate makes this a challenge then be kind to your body by doing some gentle stretching and moving about.
Be Kind to Yourself
- If you’re working towards healthy work habits then be kind to yourself if you’re not feeling as productive as normal. Being realistic about what’s achievable in a day and ensure you keep a work-life balance by closing down your laptop and finding time to do the things you enjoy. If you think you could benefit from some extra support, the University Wellbeing Team has a range of services and resources that you can access at any time.