As common knowledge, most people realize that college students are some of the most productive people on the planet. Wait. Erase everything I just said. College students are pretty much the opposite of what I just said. Proof: me in my current state. Here I am, at Bracken Library, attempting to write this blog post for English class, yet all I can focus on is the beautiful scenery in front of me and hear the lyrics that are being sung in my ears. I am starting to think that choosing to sit in a comfy chair with giant windows facing Pruis Hall was a bad idea. Anyway, back to what I was talking about, (which was what? My point exactly. We’re not very productive people) students and our productivity states. Moreover, I have completed this handy-dandy how-to list of 5 simple steps on how to be productive (student edition, of course):
Organize and prioritize what needs to be completed. I am 100% a list person, so I always start off by making a list in descending order of everything that needs to be done. Then since I have just completed about 30 seconds of work, I start to make my rounds on all my social media accounts, just in case I have missed anything important. Like, what if there was a big Twitter fight? Or someone posted a really hilarious “Throwback Thursday” photo on Instagram? This is pressing stuff, people.
Turn on Spotify. Seriously, Spotify is the best thing that has happened to me since I found this awesome spot in the library. No longer can I log onto my MacBook without pulling up Spotify (those of you who are my Facebook friends probably know what I am talking about, considering how often it updates you on what I am listening to). This is a crucial step in being productive.
Now that you have decided what to do, have checked all of your Social Media accounts, and have turned on Spotify, you now must muster up enough strength to actually start doing something. This is by far the hardest step. This may include (but is not limited to) re-checking social media accounts, crying, staring off into space, dancing to the song that just came on, or actually doing something.
Do something. You have probably just spent 30+ minutes completing the previous steps. It is now or never. But seriously, because if you do not start now, you will legitimately never get anything completed. You just wasted the past half hour doing LITERALLY nothing! (!!!!)
Repeat the previous steps, even if it takes you 5 hours to complete a simple task, because this is college and it takes us eternity to get anything done (Plus, all this procrastination will make for a really awesome tweet).