The experiences, thoughts, and musings of my graduate school journey
A few weeks ago I wrote a post about how I use Opus One for daily and weekly planning and today I want to highlight two of the less basic features which I use for my long term planning and to make sure I stay on track and working towards my goals: the compass andContinue reading “Establishing Goals and Weekly Habits for Success: How I use Opus One for Long-Term Planning”
It is that time of the year when students across all educational levels are running on fumes and suffering from lack of sleep while catching up on piles of overdue materials. It is finals season. My finals took place a few weeks before the start of the season and, for this reason, I took aContinue reading “How I Ace my Exams and Handle the Stress of Finals Season”
I often see new students on forums, the discord server I frequent, or on multiple subreddits posting things like “I am drowning”, “I don’t know what I am doing”, “I am scared to fail.” I want to make it very clear that these feelings are normal and they do not make you a suboptimal student.Continue reading “How to start your college career right and tips to fix your course if it’s already derailed”
Have you been thinking about going to college or back to school recently? College can be a very exciting time for students. It is full of wonder, self-exploration, and discovery. However, I am not the person who will tell you to go get a college degree for the sake of having a college degree. IContinue reading “Things I wish I knew before going to college and back to school”
My quest for productivity has been long and has evolved much over time. One of the key components of how I manage to stay on top of my to-do list is my curated daily and weekly planning workflow. I want to be a paper planner person. I love the aesthetic of the cute planners withContinue reading “How I use Opus One to Plan my Life: My Daily and Weekly Planning Workflow.”
We as humans tend to have these dreams that we find ourselves ruminating over for months, years, decades and we often do not ever act upon them. These dreams tend to be filed away in our brain’s darkest corners due to our own insecurities because we do not know how to put them into action,Continue reading “The Power of Accountability Buddies”
Student burnout is a common phenomenon that sadly plagues many of us at some point or another. While the exact symptoms will vary depending on the student and their specific circumstances, it will usually present itself as a combination of exhaustion, depression, feelings of inadequacy, and inability to complete the tasks at hand (FNU, 2019).Continue reading “Healing and Preventing Student Burnout”
One of the wisest people I know once said to me: If I am drowning in an ocean and you are drowning in a glass of water, we are both still drowning. These words were salvation during one of the darkest periods of my life and opened the doors for my mental health quest. IContinue reading “Better together: in honor of world mental health day”
Unless you are a unique individual who thrives in the chaos of messy workstations and insurmountable piles of clutter, deep down you probably already know that you should have a clean and tidy desk. In our previous publication, we talked about tips for training your brain to do work. Here is a case for why youContinue reading “The neuroscience behind tidying up”
You stare at a pile of notes and your list of to-dos continues to increase every day. The number of impending deadlines is overwhelming so you attempt to sit down and work. However, your brain would rather inspect that random mark on your wall than be productive. You get a notification, open it, and suddenlyContinue reading “Seize the day: Training your brain to get stuff done.”
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