Wake up 15 minutes earlier than you think you need to
Getting up earlier than you think you need to immediately reduces your stress levels. If you suddenly remember you have a paper to print before your 8am class, you have 15 minutes to get that done that you wouldn’t have originally had.
Meditate, Pray, or do Yoga for five minutes
Starting your day with something to relax you as you slowly wake up helps you to grasp onto your energy and start your day.
Practices such as meditation help you to set your mind on the purpose of your day.
Take your medications
If you have medications, it is incredibly important to take them every day. Without establishing this cycle, it will be very hard for you to live your most efficient life.
Eat a healthy, protein-filled breakfast or snack
Even if you are one of many people who hate to eat in the morning, fueling your body is an essential part of helping you live your most efficient life.
Eating also helps your body to wake up so you can focus on any homework or classes you have before noon.
Organize your Day
Look over your planner and remind yourself of all the tasks you are hoping to accomplish.
Order your tasks by importance - what you absolutely must go to/accomplish, what you’d really like to attend/accomplish, and what you hope you can attend/accomplish.
Write out your day in terms of time. Schedule everything, right down to naps, meals, homework, and grocery shopping.
In the Afternoon
Eat a healthy lunch
Just as with breakfast, eating a meal is an essential part to having an efficient day. The post-lunch slump is all too real, but making sure you’re eating protein and lots of energizing foods as opposed to carbs and sugars will make sure you can be awake and aware in your afternoon activities.
Go through your planner
Mark off everything that you have accomplished for the day and reexamine what you have left to do.
Add any necessary items to the day, reevaluate the time frames you’ve given to your events and tasks of the day, and decide if the way in which you’ve rated tasks is still relevant. Make any needed changes.
Give yourself a break
By this point, your body has been going and going for at least 4 hours. Give yourself a break. It doesn’t have to be long, even 20 minutes to sit, nap, or read a book for fun will help your body to relax and finish the day strong!
In the PM
Give your planner a final look-over
Mark off everything you accomplish, and include anything you originally hadn’t planned on accomplishing.
Add tasks you did not complete to a day later on in your planner so you do not forget to address them.
Mark off any habit/health/emotion trackers. Doing something as little as this will give you a feeling of success and encourage you to focus on the areas in which you can improve the following days in the week.
Allow yourself to glance at the next day and mentally prepare for everything you’ll need to do.
Do your homework/work
Finish any assignments due, and get ahead as well as study. School is your job, and spending multiple hours most evenings each week is something you’re going to have to do to be successful.
Study or do your work for thirty to forty minute chunks with no distractions like checking your phone. Break up these study times with five to ten minute breaks to do whatever you’d like.
Pack for tomorrow
Pack up notebooks, textbooks, chargers, and your laptop for the next day.
Add a healthy snack to your bag in case you’re in a rush the next day.
Make sure you have any materials needed for any activities you might take part in so that you don’t have to waste time the next day going back to your room.
Set out an outfit for the next day to even further save time for the next morning.
Get a healthy amount of sleep
Under-sleeping and oversleeping are both bad. Try to make sure your prioritize your sleep, as without it, it is almost impossible to be truly efficient. Make sure to work in between 7 and 9 each night.
What do you do to live your most efficient life? :)
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so the toronto maple leafs are going to the playoffs.
theyve clinched for the first time in ten years.
do you know why?
because they looked down the nose of the lack of expectations on them and they decided to ignore it all. the decided to ignore that this was supposed to be a rebuild year, ignore that no one expected greatness from them.
more specifically, the rookies and curtis mcelhinney decided to ignore that no one expected greatness from them.
(freddie andersen too, but by god, if that got put into this post, it would turn into a novel by the time i was done.)
curtis mcelhinney looked into the face of unimaginable pressure and took the weight of the world on his shoulders in this game. he went into this game NEVER expecting to actually play in it.
and he won.
the rookies. god, where do i start.
i guess i start with zach hyman, nikita soshnikov, and mitch marner, who weren’t on the scoring board (or in the game, in sosh’s case) in this, but who fought and fought and fought and skated their hearts out and played like their lives depended on it every single game this season. mitch and zach even broke a few records.
then i guess i have to go to nikita zaitsev. because holy fuck, if you dont think that man is not one of the best d-men on this team, you are dead wrong. his puck control tonight was incredible. he held the goddamn line like his life depended on it. he was right in there, creating offensive chances and making beautiful defensive plays, and without a single doubt helping us win the game.
kasperi kapanen, who definitely deserves a mention. we would not be in the playoffs without him. he has been put on a line that has had a rotating wing since the start of the season and he has invigorated it. he has made plays and created chances and now, finally, he has scored.
and then youve got auston matthews, william nylander, and connor brown.
auston matthews, who i could write a master’s thesis on. auston matthews, who has broken multiple scoring records not just for this team but for the league. auston matthews, who is the highest drafted latino EVER in the nhl. auston matthews, who just scored 40 goals in his rookie season, at 19 years of age. auston matthews, who is only going to get better.
william nylander. who was right next to auston on almost every play. who can take the puck and go one, two laps around the zone without being contested. whose shot already has a reputation, and whose playmaking ability is beyond belief, and hardly ever talked about in depth. william nylander, who everyone first thought would ‘save the leafs.’ he hasn’t done it alone, but damn, he has definitely be in the thick of it.
and connor brown. who is, without a single doubt in my mind, the leafs’ most consistent player. who is a forechecking DEMON, who gives opponents hell in the offensive zone and is rewarded far too little for it. connor brown, who takes so little minor penalties that i cant remember the last time he took one. connor brown, who has scored 20 goals. connor brown, who is constantly overlooked and brushed aside by toronto media and hockey fans alike. connor brown, who just scored the game winning goal of the most important game of the season.
these rookies. they stood up, they grabbed this team and the expectations on it by the shoulders, and said, “no, get out of the way, it’s our turn to win now.”
and they have.
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