2. Break down the Project
Bite-size tasks are a lot less overwhelming than one huge overhanging project. Maybe you have a big final exam and you’re feeling really overwhelmed with the amount of content you need to revise, which can create a feeling of being lost and unsure of where to begin. So, to break down your “Study for Final Exam” task on your to-do list, you can create smaller tasks, such as “Revise Flashcards for Week 5”. This is a great way to make you feel more motivated and productive as you tick off small accomplishments!
3. Prioritise Tasks by Importance
Establishing the importance of each phase of your project allows you to dedicate sufficient time to work on and polish up the most critical aspects of the project. This is also a useful tip as you can plan your day around working on the most important and urgent tasks during the times you know you’re most energetic, motivated, and productive.
4. Be Realistic
A massive factor that can lead to feeling burnt out is by cramming in as much as you can in the shortest amount of time. We’ve all done it, so how can we fix it? Be realistic in how much you can get done in a day. Further, be realistic about how much you can get done during certain hours of the day dedicated to each of your broken-down tasks. This also makes you less likely to become disappointed if you are unable to complete that huge task you’ve assigned yourself to finish within an hour!
We hope our tips can be helpful with any upcoming exams, assignments, or work projects you have. We’d also like to remind you to be kind to yourself during busy times and to be wary of burning yourself out!