- Put your phone in another room
- Turn off social media alerts on your laptop
- Start a timer for your breaks
- Find somewhere to do your homework where the TV and other noise won't distract you
- Get up and move your body in your breaks - don't just switch your computer screen for your phone screen
- Set realistic goals - don't expect to work on your assignment for two hours straight before you take a break
- You can set app limits under settings on your iPhone or use a time management app such as Rescue Time.
We've all sat down to check Instagram for five minutes, or gone to bed and watched "a couple" of youtube videos only to put the phone down an hour later and wonder where that extra 55 minutes went. It can be very frustrating and stressful when you lose track of your break time and end up being time poor for important tasks like getting ready for school or finishing your homework. Here are some tips to prevent wasting time:
Getting your licence can be a difficult and costly exercise, especially if you don't have someone to teach you or the money to pay for lessons. If you are having trouble getting your driver's licence check out these programs that can help:
Drive for life (Salvation Army)
Braking the Cycle (PCYC Queensland)
RYDE (Western Australia)
Weave Driving Change (New South Wales)
This list is not exhaustive - just google learner driver mentor program in your area.
When you speak, your tone and body language say more than your words do as indicated by Albert Mehrabian's 7-38-55 Rule. This is especially important to remember when you are speaking to your parents. Whining, an aggressive or defensive tone, throwing your hands in the air and rolling your eyes are all sure ways to get your parents off side. If you want them to really hear you, try to control your tone and gestures. It might be helpful to do some breathing exercises, listen to some music or journal your feelings before you speak to them.