Note: I’ve received many emails and messages telling me that that the word “practise” in the title should be spelled as “practice”. But I write in British English, where the verb form of the word really is spelled as “practise”. 🙂
Why are some students more successful than others?
While there are many possible reasons, it often comes down to one thing…
Students with good habits achieve the most success. These habits give them the structure they need to reach their goals.
So I’ve created a list of 40 good habits for students to practise every day.
As you develop these habits, you’ll become a happier, healthier and more successful student.
1. Write down the three to five most important tasks to accomplish for the day.
Without a written list to help you stay on track, it’s easy to overlook and put off important tasks.
By writing down your three to five most important tasks for the day, you’ll focus on the critical tasks, not just the urgent ones.
If you want to study smart and become more productive, start cultivating this habit today.
2. Update your calendar with key dates and events.
A calendar is a great way to stay on schedule, day after day, while also planning for the future.
You can use a physical calendar or an online one like Google Calendar to record test dates, project submission deadlines, term breaks, etc.
This way, you’ll be on top of things at all times.
3. Work on your most challenging task during your most productive time of day.
Tackle your most challenging task when your mind and body are fresh.
This will ensure that you have the energy to complete the task most efficiently. It’ll make the rest of your day more productive too!
4. Write down at least one thing you’re thankful for.
Are you thankful for your friends? How about your family? What about your education?
It only takes a couple of minutes to write down something you’re thankful for.
But this useful habit will help you find long-term success and happiness.
5. Perform focused deep breathing for two minutes.
Stress can negatively impact academic performance, but there’s a quick solution to this.
Deep breathing is scientifically proven to reduce stress and even increase willpower.
So take just two minutes and perform focused deep breathing every day.