Time Management

Time Management

By: Ana Oquendo

 Hi everyone, welcome back! This week I’m going to go over ways to improve our time management. Sometimes we feel as if we spend more time procrastinating than actually getting work done. This is due to poor time management skills. Don’t get me wrong, every often we need breaks, but we shouldn’t let these breaks turn into excessive amount of hours. Poor time management skills can affect your personal life, professional life and mental state(lack of sleep, unhappiness, health complications and stress). Everyone’s time is valuable so we should all have a good time management. Time management is very important in order for you to increase effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity. Some ways you can improve your time management are: 

  1. Start your tasks early– If you have the chance to start a task early, this will help you not miss deadlines and in general build a better work quality since you have more time to analyze the task. 
  • Do not multitask– Multitasking works for some people but most of the time it slows us down and affects your focus on what needs to get done. 
  • Set limits to what you’ll say yes to– Sometimes it’s hard for us to say no to an opportunity, but when we accept too many responsibilities it’s hard to give each the same time and dedication. 
  • Schedule your tasks and their deadlines– Making a to-do list always help us remember which tasks we need to do and delegate time to complete each task. 





What To Do Where You’re Burn Out

What To Do Where You’re Burn Out

Hello! This week, we’re going over What To Do When You’re Burnt Out. Think about it and ask yourself, have I been burnt out lately? Maybe with school, college, work, dancing, singing, playing games, among others. Some of these, like work, we will be doing every day and will continue to do for the rest of our lives up until we retire, meaning we will eventually get tired from it. It happens to everyone and it’s a normal feeling that affects people every day. All in all, after reading more about being burnt out, you will see a change in your everyday life, not only physically but mentally as well.

Here are some signs when you might be feeling burnt out:

  1. Forgetfulness
  2. Difficulty concentrating
  3. Losing sight of yourself and your goals
  4. Easily frustrated and irritated
  5. Tensions, pains, fatigues

Now that we know the signs, here are some ways on how to improve:

  1. Analyze yourself and your current situation
  2. Look for support by asking your guardians, friends, loved ones for advice and support 
  3. Find out the problem and work your needs
  4. Prioritize what’s important
  5. Have other people help you out, don’t do it all on your own
  6. Set your own boundaries
  7. Take time for yourself
  8. Remember what makes you happy
  9. Make a list of accomplishments
  10. Spend time with close friends and family
  11. Pray, meditate, yoga
  12. Take a break from social media

Overall, try to do activities that are different from what you constantly do and take a break to recharge yourself to feel better. Step away from what you were doing and go back to it at a later date. Feel free to ask around for help as getting help is always better than doing things on your own. 

Adapting To Change

Adapting To Change

By: Ana Oquendo

Hey guys, I hope you’ve all enjoyed your week! For today’s topic, I am going to talk about adapting to change. Many of us are going through small life changes, while others through massive ones. Regardless, every little to a big change in our lives is important and we need to adapt to it. This is because change is the one constant thing in our life. We are constantly changing our mindset, surroundings, age, etc… Though sometimes we think that our life would’ve been better off without change, every change in our life is essential for inner growth. Adaptability is necessary for us to learn because it will help you thrive in whichever change you find yourself. Especially freshman’s in college should learn tips for adapting to change, since they are experiencing being away from their family, meeting new friends, and overall encountering new things. Furthermore, here are some tips for adapting to new surroundings: 

Changing your mindset: Look for the positive things you like in a change and embrace them.

Give yourself time: Not every time adaptation will be quick. That’s why it’s important to acknowledge what’s going on and what will be your new goals.

Talk to others and access support: Making new friends or joining new clubs will probably reduce your stress from change. Also the people you meet along the way can help with support. 

Let go of the past: If you only focus on what happened in the past, you won’t be able to enjoy the present. The only control you have now is to choose for your present life and the future.

To conclude this topic, nothing in our life can remain unchanged so we need to adapt to new things and work on how we manage change. I hope that you all enjoyed and learned from this blog. Thank you for reading! 

➢ References: lifehack.org, tpp.co.uk

Mood Foods

Mood Foods

While studying, working, playing boring games, or during high stress activities, your mood might change to one you might not like. What people do during these mood changes is look for food, but it’s not always the best one. For example, the sugary, high calorie treats that many people resort to have negative consequences of their own. You may crave calorie-rich, high sugar foods like ice cream or cookies to try to lift your spirits, but those will result in even more negative consequences. Now, with eating the correct foods, you can boost your mood as well as you might even enjoy what you’re doing!

Mood foods are those foods that have had research done on them that show a positive outcome when used. Do note though that moods are not only influenced by food but other things such as high levels of stress, your environment, little to no sleep, nutritional deficiencies, and mood disorders. 

Some good mood foods include but are not limited to: 

  • Dark Chocolate
  • Yogurt
  • Bananas
  • Oats
  • Berries
  • Spinach
  • Teas
  • Nuts and Seeds

Some mood foods to avoid include but are not limited to:

  • Caffeine
  • Rice
  • Potatoes
  • Pasta
  • Bread
  • Sugar
  • Alcohol

Try eating the listed good mood foods for yourself and you could see a boost in your mood as well as a long term effect of good overall health. You will be amazed at the abundance of energy and the much better moods these foods will provide. Remember, fuel your brain with these amazing and healthy nutrients and supplements to support yourself during bad moods and you will be feeling your best in no time!

If you’re ever concerned with if your food is good or bad for your mood, a little research on Google should do the trick, or even asking your parents, they might know!

Approaching Different Learning Methods

Approaching Different Learning Methods

Hello everyone! So, Juan previously went over the different styles of learning, but he didn’t go over how to study for those. Today, we will be learning about different ways to approach each and every studying method.

As Juan stated before, there are 7 different methods of learning, but remember, you can be a combination of two or more learning methods.

Visual Learners

  • Utilize a drawing board or smartboard
  • Watch others as they do what you’re learning
  • Use charts and graphs
  • Play flashcard games
  • Use slideshows, presentations, etc.

Auditory Learners

  • Spell words out loud, maybe sing them
  • Record information and re-hear it
  • Practice in front of a mirror or some plush toys
  • Listen to music 
  • Listen to audio-books

 Reading/Writing Learners

  • Take a ton of notes and rewrite them to memorize
  • Use fun and different colors in your notes
  • Use bullet points and lists
  • Make drawings to signify something you can use to associate with your memory

Kinesthetic Learners

  • Design and create different graphs
  • Use gestures to represent keywords
  • Listen to songs
  • Play some games 
  • Do exercises or problems with your hands

Logical Learners

  • Search up and provide statistics and facts
  • Utilize critical thinking exercises
  • Complete problem-solving tasks
  • Learn by using different orders, steps, logic, facts, etc.
  • Use maps and diagrams

Social Learners

  • Utilize video-sharing platforms or join webinars
  • Team-Based games
  • Visit blogs
  • Engage in studying with others and class discussions
  • Have a tutor or someone else to learn with

Solitary Learners

  • Use a journal or diary
  • Tell people to give you space, peace, and quiet to be able to study
  • Study individual problem-solving exercises
  • Create study guides and read them on your alone time
  • Read books you like on your own