Saturday, May 7, 2011

In it for the long haul... working when you don't have a summer break

Audrey, a reader of this blog, commented on my last post, asking what about those of us who still have several weeks of classes and don't have summer break coming? I imagine she was asking about how to stay motivated and maintain your momentum?

I'll suggest a few strategies over the next few posts. The first suggestion (which I've made in this blog before, is one of my favorites):

Divide large tasks into smaller tasks and post them to then acknowledge your progress. If you have a list of assignments for your class, post it on your desk. If you are writing your thesis or dissertation or even just a long paper, write a to-do list section-by-section. Dividing large tasks into smaller ones has two benefits. First, this strategy can help keep you from getting overwhelmed. Secondly, by crossing things off your list (and keeping the list posted!) you will see your progress and this provides reinforcement.

More soon! Cheering you on in your work!

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much! I am trying hard to finish the year out strong. Great tips :)


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