How to be more productive

How to be more productive
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Everyone gets happy and satisfied when they have a productive workday. 

So how can your child become more productive? These 6 tips can help!

6 tips on how to be more productive

Figure out your peak hours

Some of us work better during the day while others do at night. You need to know what time or identify the best mental hours that you are the most productive where you are very focused on work.

After knowing, then you can schedule your work around that couple of hours so that you can get the most work done.

It’s suggested that we should find at least 2 hours a day to dive into the harder work (such as writing your composition or studying for a difficult topic or test) and leave the other hours for less urgent tasks (such as preparing for the next lesson).

Tackle challenging tasks before your mid day break

Knock out your most challenging work when your brain is fresh.

By scheduling your day this way, you’ll be able to create a new and more productive way to manage your time.

You could also reward yourself during your break when you have completed your tough tasks.

Keep distractions away

Although it is known that you should keep distractions away to prevent you from sidetracking all the time, it is easier said than done. Our phones are usually the main distraction that prevents us from being productive.

If you keep getting distracted by your phone, one way is to put your phone far away from you or in a separate room. Alternatively, you can install apps that prevent you from using your phone such as ”study bunny” or ”flora

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Stop multitasking

It’s easy to get distracted and try to work on multiple tasks especially when you have lots to do, but it makes you less productive.

The constant task switching is making us more tired and reducing productivity.

It’s taking up brain energy to switch and change that often. Get things done more effectively and efficiently by focusing on one task at a time. 

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Group similar tasks together

Let’s say you have a list where you need to study for a math test, complete your mother tongue homework and English composition and revision for a math topic.

Instead of following this order and jumping from 1 subject to another, it is easier to group all your subjects together so that you can focus on 1 subject at 1 shot and you are less likely to break your concentration.

For example, you can group all your maths revision and homework and clear it together. 

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Create a reasonable to-do list

Being more productive is more than just checking things off your to-do list. Truly productive people aren’t focused on doing more things; this is actually the opposite of productivity.

To-do lists often fail because we make them way too complex or the tasks are unequal.

Some tasks will take a long time, others won’t take any time at all. This creates an unbalance in the way we distribute our time.

If your child has a long to-do list, it might deter them from completing your tasks as they see it as a lot of work or did not manage to complete their to-do list, making them feel unproductive and unmotivated.

Thus, it is best to have a list of 5 to 10 tasks you would like your child to complete during their day. 

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Make your child extra productive by doing this!

Are you planning to get your child to study English during the upcoming holidays?

Or do you and your child think that there is nothing to study?

English is a core subject and it will still be when your child proceeds to secondary school and beyond. So there is no escape. But mastering English is not something that can be done through constant drilling with assessment books and practice papers.

That’s why we curated a special March holiday programme where we target the important parts of PSLE English paper 1 & paper 2.

In our PSLE English March holiday programme, your child will focus on:

  • Comprehension open-ended
  • Creative writing (for composition)
  • Grammar

So you and your child will not have to worry about English revision during the holidays and can focus on their other subjects!

To find out more about our P5 & P6 March holiday English workshop and how can conduct our classes, click on the buttons below.

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Last but not least…

Before you start being more productive every second of every day, remember this:  Be kind to yourself and your mistakes. You can’t expect to be more productive overnight.

It is ok if you haven’t got to the level of productivity you want. Everything takes time and everyone is different.

Sometimes distractions get in our way and we do not manage to finish what we initially planned for and that’s ok.

So be patient and kind through the rough patches and try again.

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