24 October 2017
As a graphic design student, you might end up in a situation where you’d have to work on few projects at the same time. Here are my 5 tips on how to balance many tasks at the same time.
It is very important to have a clear strategy on how you’re going to handle your workload. You could set daily tasks or make a to-do list for the whole week ahead.
If you have to finish five projects to finish by the end of the semester and try to finish it all in a couple of weeks, you’re not going to get very far. Instead, why not have a day of the week for each project (Monday - app design; Wednesday - vector portrait etc).
For every course, academic work might seem a lot, and most of the time it is a lot, but you’ve got this! If you’re doing an undergraduate course in the subject you’ve chosen then enjoy it! If you like what you’re doing it does not feel like a chore.
Yes, you want to finish all the tasks you’ve been assigned quicker but, if you sit down and do work for few hours straight without a break you’ll get tired and bored very quickly and won’t be as focused and productive as you could be. Make sure you take short breaks every 45-60 minutes and maybe have short walks, to avoid vision or back problems in the long term. Also drink plenty of water on a long study day, this definitely has a positive impact!
After every short task within a project, I like having a little treat to keep me motivated. Maybe a chocolate or a cup of tea, but it really makes a difference when you have something to make your journey through projects feel even more rewarding!