How often have you heard parents bemoan that their high school child is sleeping at 2 or 3 in the morning?
Studies have repeatedly shown that lack of sleep affects concentration, cognitive ability, asthma, obesity and other health problems.
Then why do we perpetuate this practice?
If you ask teens they will say “I don’t have time”
Read on this interesting piece below …..
ADVICE FOR THE TEENS
Stop multi-tasking. It kills focus. Computer on your study desk is a time killer. Don’t text, IM, facebook or skype while working.
Context switching kills. Keep one context through your work.
Only plan for 4-5 hours of real work per day. Days always fill up. Do today’s homework today.
Start of work is always more challenging than the work itself. Doing is better than perfection. Think iterative working.
Break unreasonable deadline into reasonable chunks.
Put big things first. Always prioritize. Only work on things that will have the biggest impact.
It is normal to have days where you just can’t work and days where you’ll work 12 hours straight
(Work more when you are in the zone and relax when not)
Block out time for focused work.
Respect your time and make it respected. Assume it cost $1000 per hour.
You are always more focused and productive with limited time.
More working hours doesn’t mean more productivity
Separate brainless and strategic tasks to become more productive
Don’t think about yesterday or tomorrow. Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games. – Babe Ruth
Set deadlines for everything. Especially for stressful activities. That way everything has an end.
Write down anything that distracts you.
Take breaks and sleep more.