Prevent overstretching your brain
As one of the four grades, STEM also means very much about time management, so you must have learned if you’re managing your time well. But how to manage time, particularly during formative years, without feeling a limited amount of “overtime”?
In other words, it’s all too common for children to overwork themselves, by never feeling like they had enough time. That’s an important beginning point to consider.
Make use of your surroundings
Think of your room, for example, your back yard, a beach, or anything else. Is there something more conducive to keeping to your routine than the rest of your living space? And is the rest of your life, including your social life, structured in such a way that you have appointments, emails, and projects to do?
As long as you are keeping your life busy, and busy enough, keep your social life busy. When you schedule a social event, schedule your other social responsibilities, both on your calendar and in the background.
Do this a few days in advance and prepare for your meeting by getting ready. Create a system for the night to keep your mindfulness, organization, and discipline on track. You won’t get to it just by driving to the meeting, don’t miss having your hair done and, most importantly, not get up late.
Shift your focus
You must also consider shifts in your lifestyle. For example, if you have to switch off during a meeting, or perhaps you have to have a video call, wait. If you’re working from home, shift your focus to the message on your screen and listen closely to your coworkers or participants.
Not taking in a face-to-face meeting should keep your mental focus razor sharp, which is the key to your productivity. If you can listen before your critical thoughts start, you might also be able to interrupt them to quickly come back to the topic and stop them in their tracks.
Keeping connections with others
There is a question among people of how to build connections with people? Of course, you should never isolate yourself in your home or otherwise. But if someone knocks on your door, stay well. Make sure you’re off work, and you’re well prepared for any friends and acquaintances calling you for a call or an email.
Make it a priority to stay in close contact with friends, relatives, and colleagues, but know that when you have an encounter, as quickly as you can, you must respond.
Ask for breaks
Avoid activity for hours. For example, if you feel like working for an hour, break your resolve. You will need more time to think things through. After you do, though, if you’re told that people are already leaving you behind, you’ll have to give them enough time to complete their obligations as you catch up.
Similarly, your colleagues will tell you that you have too much to do, but you may need time to reply, but that’s only a short-term issue, as the rest of your team stays on.
Reach out for support
Also, remember that everyone’s workload is different. It’s easier to take one or two breaks, no matter how long. Be sensitive and think before you ask. If you’re repeating a procedure, ensure your loved ones are aware, and make it their job to gently guide you through the process, as well.