Hey loves, I know. It's been quite a long time since my last blog post was published and also it's been a couple of weeks since my last Instagram post, even though I swore that I would be regular with posting.
But here's a life update- I'm officially in my FINAL Semester of Law School. Whew! It's been one good journey!
I remember starting this blog page in the lockdown, back in 2020. Can't believe it's been two years already and I'm about to graduate soon. With all the restrictions easing up, I'm here to let you know certain things I've realised, in the post-pandemic era.
NO MORE MASK MANDATES
It feels so different and so wrong when you go out without a mask now because there are no more mandates with regard to masks. Although, for safety reasons people still would prefer wearing them, it is no longer mandatory to wear one, as it was, a year ago.
It feels different and things have opened and are fully functional now without any restrictions. This seems like things have gone back to the pre-pandemic era but to be fair, a lot of things have changed. So much has been taking place digitally and people have gotten used to the digital world so much, that it is difficult to adapt back to the offline scenario.
LIVING OUT OF COLLEGE CAMPUS
College hostel dorms were really good. But having vacated them this final year, meaning that for the last couple of months until I graduate, I'm gonna be staying with my friends in a flat. This also means that we are independent and more responsible for our duties towards each other and for the household chores. It taught us to be a team and prepared us for the real world that we'd be facing very soon as we graduate.
While I've already stated above that things are different in the case of the post-pandemic v. the pre-pandemic era, it feels good to come back to the University for offline classes and offline exams. Although it requires more effort, I do feel that you get to connect with the faculty members and your peers better this way. In a way, having things going back to "normal" seems like a good thing.
I've had the privilege to meet my peers and my faculties in person which was something that I hadn't been able to do so for the past 2 years.
So this was a tiny bit of an update on my life in the past week and the things that I've taken note of. I'm definitely planning to be more consistent now that I have the schedule and things in hand and that I'm planning things out. Let's hope that they do work out.
Also, a bonus to add to this post- Here is the link to a freebie that I made for you guys!
Here is an attachment to a PRINTABLE FREEBIE PRODUCTIVITY PLANNER PAGE.
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH THIS PAGE?
This PDF is an un-dated productivity planner printable page. This means you can print out the document to as many pages as you'd want and use it as a planner for your day!
HOW TO USE IT?
This productivity planner has 7 sections where you can fill in your thoughts.
MY ULTIMATE GOAL FOR TODAY. - Under this heading, you write down what major task you wish to accomplish on that day.
WHAT AM I GRATEFUL FOR, TODAY?- Under this heading, you write down something that you are grateful for on that day. Something that made you count your blessings and something you are happy, it exists.
SCHEDULE- Here you write down your entire schedule for the day. Plan things out. I've added time stamps for it so you can time block your day and plan things out in advance so things do not become chaotic for you at the end. If you would like to read more on time management in law school, I had once made an Instagram post on this as well. Click Here to find out how you can manage your time effectively in law school.
TOP PRIORITIES - This section talks about your top 3 priority tasks that you need to complete by the end of the day. If you would like to know how to set goals that are achievable, I have already made a blog post on this. Make sure that you make a list of the most important tasks that cover 80% of your tasks in 20% of your time. Here is something that you can follow:
“How to 80/20 your work:
(1) Make a list of the 10 things you spend the most time on.
(2) Circle the two that truly drive your results. Do more of those.
(3) Look at the others. Eliminate ruthlessly. Automate or outsource what can. Press pause on the rest.
5. TO-DO LIST- This is the section where you can write down your non-priority tasks and other tasks such as "getting groceries", "revising the syllabus" and other things that you need to complete during the entire day.
6. HABITS I WANT TO FOLLOW- This is the section where you write down what are the habits that you would like to follow that day and if you've done that, you can check out the box beside it. I recommend having not more than 4 habits to follow at once, that you would follow religiously. Check the
7. DAILY REFLECTION- This is the section where you write down how your day has been. What have you learned? What is something that you'd like to give as advice to someone? What made you do what you did? Or anything else that you've thought it valuable to write down in the section.
So that concludes the blog post as well as the details of the freebie.
Hope this was helpful! Let me know in the comments below what posts would you like to see in future!
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