“Yogi Adityanath’s 6 Years in Office: A Journey of Transforming Uttar Pradesh”

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has completed six years in office today, marking a significant milestone in his political career. Since taking office in 2017, Yogi Adityanath has implemented a number of ambitious policies and initiatives aimed at improving the state’s economy, infrastructure, education, and law and order.

During his tenure, Yogi Adityanath has taken several steps to promote the development of Uttar Pradesh, including the launch of the One District One Product (ODOP) scheme, which aims to promote traditional industries and create employment opportunities in rural areas. He has also implemented the ‘Namami Gange’ project to clean and rejuvenate the Ganga river and has focused on improving healthcare services in the state.

Yogi Adityanath’s administration has also taken a tough stance on crime and has made significant efforts to improve law and order in the state. Under his leadership, the state police have undertaken several successful operations against criminal gangs and have implemented strict measures to ensure the safety of citizens.

As Yogi Adityanath completes six years in office, he remains committed to working towards the development of Uttar Pradesh and improving the lives of its citizens. We wish him all the best for his continued efforts in this regard.

Charting Your Path: The Importance of Career Counseling in Achieving Professional Goals”

Career counseling is a process that helps individuals to make informed career choices and develop a plan to achieve their professional goals. It involves working with a qualified counselor who can provide guidance, support, and resources to help individuals explore their interests, skills, and values and make informed decisions about their future.

Here are some benefits of career counseling:

Self-awareness: Career counseling helps individuals to gain a better understanding of their strengths, weaknesses, and interests. This self-awareness can help individuals to make informed decisions about their career and choose a path that aligns with their values and goals.

Career exploration: Career counselors can provide information about different career paths, industries, and job opportunities. They can help individuals to explore different options and understand the skills and qualifications required for each path.

Goal-setting: Career counseling can help individuals to set realistic and achievable career goals. Counselors can help individuals to develop a plan to achieve their goals and provide support and resources to help them stay on track.

Job search strategies: Career counselors can provide guidance on job search strategies, including networking, resume writing, and interviewing skills. They can also help individuals to develop a professional network and connect with potential employers.

Professional development: Career counseling can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required to succeed in their chosen career path. Counselors can provide resources for professional development, including training programs, workshops, and certifications.

Overall, career counseling is a valuable process that can help individuals to make informed decisions about their future and achieve their professional goals. By working with a qualified counselor, individuals can gain self-awareness, explore different career paths, set achievable goals, and develop the skills and knowledge required to succeed in their chosen career.

Navratri: Celebrating the Divine Feminine and the Triumph of Good over Evil

Navratri is a nine-day festival that is celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion in India. The word Navratri is derived from two words, ‘Nav’ which means ‘nine’, and ‘Ratri’ which means ‘night’. It is observed twice a year, once in the spring (Chaitra Navratri) and then in the autumn (Sharad Navratri). This festival is dedicated to the worship of the divine feminine, the goddess Durga, and her various incarnations.

During Navratri, people across India fast, pray and perform various rituals to honor the goddess. The festival begins with the worship of Maa Shailputri, the first form of Durga, and is followed by the worship of Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Mahagauri, and finally, Siddhidatri.

Each day of Navratri has its own significance and rituals. People clean their houses, decorate them with flowers and lights, and wear new clothes. In many regions of India, people also perform Garba and Dandiya Raas, which are traditional folk dances that are performed in circles. The dancers move in a circular motion, clapping their hands and hitting sticks in time with the music.

One of the most important aspects of Navratri is fasting. People abstain from food and some even from water during the day, and then break their fast in the evening with a special meal. The fast is observed to purify the body and mind and show devotion to the goddess.

Another important part of Navratri is the puja, or prayer ceremony. During the puja, devotees offer flowers, fruits, and other items to the goddess and seek her blessings. Special mantras and hymns are recited during the ceremony to honor the goddess.

Navratri is a time to celebrate the triumph of good over evil and to seek the blessings of the divine feminine. It is a festival that unites people of all ages and backgrounds and brings them together to celebrate the power and grace of the goddess. May the blessings of the divine mother be with you always. Jai Mata Di!

Unlocking the Power of Communication: 5 Essential Skills for Success

Effective communication is an essential skill that can help you to build strong relationships, succeed in your career, and improve your overall quality of life. Here are 5 tips for better communication skills:

Listen actively: Active listening is a crucial component of effective communication. When you are engaged in a conversation, make sure to listen attentively, ask questions, and provide feedback to show that you understand and respect the other person’s perspective.

Be clear and concise: When you are communicating, it’s essential to be clear and concise. Avoid using jargon or complicated language, and try to express your thoughts and ideas in a simple and straightforward manner.

Use body language: Body language is an important aspect of communication. Pay attention to your posture, facial expressions, and gestures to convey confidence and assertiveness.

Show empathy: Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. When you are communicating with someone, try to put yourself in their shoes and show empathy to build rapport and trust.

Practice active communication: Communication is a skill that can be improved through practice. Make an effort to engage in conversations with different people, ask for feedback, and be open to learning and adapting your communication style to suit different situations.

Author : Gaurav Virendra Agrawal is founder and chief executive at NewsNowNation.com and Panacea People Network.

He can be reached at gaurav@panaceapeople.com

Mental Health: Why It’s Important and How to Take Care of It

Mental health is an integral part of our overall well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and behave in our daily lives. Good mental health enables us to cope with the stressors of life, form healthy relationships, and lead fulfilling lives. On the other hand, poor mental health can lead to a range of problems, including anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.

Despite its importance, mental health is often overlooked, stigmatized, or ignored. Many people feel ashamed or embarrassed to seek help when they’re struggling with mental health issues. This is a significant problem, as untreated mental health problems can worsen over time and have serious consequences.

So, what can we do to take care of our mental health? Here are some tips:

1. Prioritize self-care: Self-care is essential for good mental health. This means taking time for yourself to do things you enjoy, like reading, exercising, or spending time with friends and family. It also means taking care of your physical health by eating well, getting enough sleep, and avoiding harmful substances.

2. Seek support: It’s okay to ask for help when you’re struggling with mental health issues. You can talk to friends, family members, or a mental health professional. There are also many online resources available, like support groups and hotlines.

3. Practice mindfulness: Mindfulness is a practice that involves being present in the moment and paying attention to your thoughts and feelings without judgment. It can help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.

4. Reduce stress: Stress is a common trigger for mental health problems. To reduce stress, try relaxation techniques like deep breathing, meditation, or yoga. You can also try to simplify your life by saying no to commitments that don’t serve you and delegating tasks when possible.

5. Stay connected: Social support is crucial for good mental health. Stay connected with friends and family members, even if it’s just through a phone call or text message.

Remember, mental health is just as important as physical health. Taking care of your mental health is not a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of strength. By prioritizing self-care, seeking support, practicing mindfulness, reducing stress, and staying connected, you can improve your mental health and lead a happier, healthier life.

Budget 2023 Highlights: From new income tax slabs to capex boost for jobs, everything you need to know!

Union Budget 2023 Key Highlights: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2023-24 on February 1 which had a greater emphasis on the rural sector, social sector schemes, infrastructure creation, and the middle class.

The Budget for 2023-24 kept its focus on expanding Capex showing that the Modi government’s priorities are building roads, highways, and railway lines. The middle class has been given some relief in terms of tweaks in the new income tax regime clearly pointing out that the government wants a shift towards the new regime from the older one. The FM stuck to the fiscal deficit roadmap in the Budget with a target of 5.9% in FY 24 and adhering to the target for the current year. This is a positive considering a bloated deficit will have caused worries about finding the gap.


-Fiscal Consolidation Not Put On The Back Burner -Budget Balances Govt Capex, Push To Private Sector -Plan To Augment Strategic Petroleum Reserves -Allocated Rs 30,000 Crore For OMC Capex In FY24 -FY24 Tax Target Assumption Conservative


– Finance MinisterNirmala Sitharamanon Wednesday announced hiking the capital expenditure by 33 per cent to Rs 10 lakh crore for infrastructure development for 2023-24 and will be at 3.3 percent of the GDP

– Presenting the Budget, she said the newly established infrastructure finance secretariat will assist in attracting more private investment.

– With an aim to further improve regional air connectivity, she said the government will revive 50 additional airports, helipads, water aero drones and advanced landing grounds

– The Budget also allocated Rs 3,113.36 crore to the union civil aviation ministry

Budget announcements on digital initiatives focuses on artificial intelligence in the education sector

– Three centres of excellence for artificial intelligence will be established in top educational institutions – 100 laboratories in engineering institutions will be developing applications using 5G services – A national digital library will be set up for children and adolescents for facilitating the availability of quality books across geographies, languages and genres – Centre to recruit 38,800 teachers and support staff for 749 Eklavya Model Residential Schools that will service 3.5 lakh tribal students

Budget 2023: Big bonanza for senior citizens

-Budget 2023 has increased the maximum permissible investment in the senior citizen savings scheme, a popular investment among the elderly. The post office monthly income scheme, too, has been made more attractive.

-Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman doubled the maximum limit under the Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS) to Rs 30 lakh from Rs 15 lakh. The scheme offers assured interest of Rs 8 percent per annum. The interest is paid quarterly.

-Additionally, the investment limit under the popular Post Office Monthly Income Scheme (POMIS) has been raised to Rs 9 lakh from Rs 4.5 lakh. In case of joint accounts held in POMIS, the investment limit has been hiked to Rs 15 lakh from Rs 9 lakh. The scheme pays monthly interest at the rate of 7.1 percent per annum.

Elon Musk explains why his daughter can’t marry a poor man!

Wealth is first of all a state of mind.

A few years ago there was a conference in the United States on investment and finance. One of the speakers was Elon Musk and during the question and answer session, he was asked a question that had everyone laughing.

If he, the richest man in the world, could accept that his daughter marry a poor or modest man.

His answer can change something in everyone.

Elon Musk – First of all, understand that
Wealth does not mean having a fat bank account. Wealth is primarily the ability to create wealth.
Example: Someone who wins the lottery or gambling. Even if he wins 100 millions is not a rich man: He is a poor man with a lot of money. That’s the reason why 90% of the lottery millionaires become poor again after 5 years.

You also have rich people who have no money.
Example: Most entrepreneurs.
THEY are already on the road to wealth even though they have no money, because they are developing their financial intelligence and that is wealth.

How are the rich and the poor different?

To put it simply: The rich may die to become rich, while the poor may kill to become rich.

If you see a young person who decides to train, to learn new things, who tries to improve himself constantly, know that he is a rich man.

If you see a young person who thinks that the problem is the state, and who thinks that the rich are all thieves and who criticizes constantly, know that he is a poor man.

The rich are convinced that they just need information and training to take off, the poor think that others must give them money to take off.

In conclusion, when I say that my daughter will not marry a poor man, I am not talking about money. I’m talking about the ability to create wealth in that man.

Excuse me for saying this, but most criminals are poor people. When they are in front of money, they lose their mind, that’s why they rob, steal etc… For them it is a grace because they don’t know how they could earn money by themselves.

One day, the guard of a bank found a bag full of money, he took the bag and went to give it to the bank manager.

People called this man an idiot, but in reality this man was just a rich man who had no money.

One year later, the bank offered him a job as a receptionist, 3 years later he was a customer manager and 10 years later he manages the regional management of this bank, he manages hundreds of employees and his annual bonus exceeds the amount he could have stolen.

Wealth is first of all a state of mind.

So … are u rich or poor?🙂

कृष्ण कौन हैं?

पहली गाली पर सर काटने की शक्ति होने बाद भी यदि 99 और गाली सुनने का ‘सामर्थ्य’ है, तो वो कृष्ण हैं।

‘सुदर्शन’ जैसा शस्त्र होने के बाद भी यदि हाथ में हमेशा ‘मुरली’ है, तो वो कृष्ण हैं।

‘द्वारिका’ का वैभव होने के बाद भी यदि ‘सुदामा’ मित्र है, तो वो कृष्ण हैं।

‘मृत्यु’ के फन पर मौजूद होने पर भी यदि ‘नृत्य’ है, तो वो कृष्ण हैं।

‘सर्वसामर्थ्य’ होने पर भी यदि सारथी’ बने हैं, तो वो कृष्ण हैं।

जन्माष्टमी की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं

5 reasons why Career Counselling is important!

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”

Students are under a lot of pressure – pressure to perform academically, pressure to be popular, pressure to ultimately, make a good life. The one thread that touches upon all these is the choice of one’s career. It is a decision that is often taken under parental or societal duress. However, one must seek proper career counseling and guidance to make the right decision. Career counseling is really beneficial for students, and there are many reasons it is imperative:

  1. Spot an Aptitude: Career counseling helps a student realize true aptitude. While at a junior level, most students perform evenly across subjects. Aptitude tests, conducted by counselors, bring out clearly the strong intellectual areas of a particular student. This empowers the student to make an informed decision when choosing future studies and making career choices.
  2. An Objective Guide: Many times, students grow up with preconceived notions – “I must become a doctor, since my father is one”. Good counseling can quell these notions, and help the student view himself for the individual that he really is. After all, the doctor’s son can actually be more suited to, and more interested in, being a musician!
  3. Evade Confusion: Often, students haven’t developed a clear idea of what they’d want to study by the time they’re due to make those choices. This isn’t necessarily due to any lack of interest; one is simply too young. Seeking career counseling leads to clarity of thought in a student, helps to identify interests, pick the appropriate subjects, and finally, make the choice of the right career.
  4. Career Relation to Education: It is also likely that a student has decided on a particular career, but is not sure of how to qualify for it academically. Seeking counseling helps to put things in proper perspective – the student chooses the right higher education for the chosen career, and likewise, is able to land safely on the career track, due the interest, motivational factors and the chosen stream of education.
  5. What’s Out There: Perhaps the most important facet of career counseling is to simply know what career options abound today. Say, a student has great flair for writing. It is important that the student or individual is well informed about the prospects of taking writing as a career. Lack of information on the will let the individual or student abandon his talent and intellect.

Sadly, career counseling is often overlooked by students, institutions and parents alike. It is a mistake that can prove costly, for it is sound counseling that leads to well-informed, correct career decisions!

For Free Counselling Call 7376794037 | gaurav@panaceapeople.com

Inspiring Leadership for Generations to come! Classic example on how Shri Aditya Vikram Birla inspired the inside and outside world of Birla Empire.

When Aditya Birla was incharge of Hindalco, one of his senior executives made a blunder that cost the company over Rs.10 Crores.

Several top executives thought Aditya Birla would come down heavily on this guy and probably fire him from job. But he didn’t.

Before he called the man in, he sat down, took a notepad and wrote across the top of it:
‘Points in favor of this man’.

Then he listed the man’s strengths, including how he’d once helped the company make the right decision and earn them millions of dollars.

One of the senior executives who witnessed this AB’s philosophy, later said, ‘Whenever I am tempted to rip into someone, I force myself to sit down and compile a list of the good qualities they have. By the time I have finished, I have the right perspective.

And best of all, my anger is under control.

I can’t tell you how many times this habit has prevented me from committing one of life’s costliest mistakes-losing my temper.

I recommend it to anyone who deals with people regularly.

So before you jump to conclusions about someone, stop, sit down & make a list of person’s best qualities.

If you do..you may come to a different conclusion. One thing is for sure, you’ll approach the person with the right attitude.. and may be won’t say things you’ll later regret !!

Reboot : Panacea Theme for the Year 2022

Live More • Achieve More

Reboot 2022 : Live More • Achieve More

Hi!!

Wishing you all a very happy and safe New Year!

The last two years have taught us that it is our inner strength, our grit, and determination that pushes us to achieve the unimaginable, it is the unity and warmth of company that helps us move past the difficulties and challenges of life.

As we move forward into the new year with newfound hope and strength to face come what may, I welcome you all to join me in the energetic pursuit of a revitalizing new year. As we move into the new year, let us promise to endeavour to live our lives to the fullest and to maximise our contributions in order to maximise our shared achievements.

It is time we metamorphose our insurmountable strength into action. With this background, I am proud to announce the Panacea People theme for 2022- “Reboot: Live more, Achieve More”.

To mark the beginning of a new year, we have made our own small contribution in the form of our collective enterprises. We have contributed significantly by providing career opportunities to people in the Media, HR and Education sectors. We take pleasure in sharing that we are teaching students not just in Prayagraj, Lucknow or Bharwari but around the continent in Dubai and Abu Dhabi as well. We have helped bridge the gap between teachers and students by being a facilitative platform for communication.

It is time for us to cherish this spirit and let it rage further. Let us grow individually and collectively as a team and push our boundaries this year.

It is time that we increase our reach and collaborate for the expansion of our enterprise. Let this year allow you to inculcate new business ideas, foster creativity and build better networking than ever. Let the leader in you arise. Reboot!

Happy New Year!

SnehShakti – Law Prep & Round Table India comes together with unique #HarGharDIwali campaign

This is not just the time of festivities, celebration of the victory of good over evil, some family time but it is also the start of the winter season.
As all of us are aware as to how bad the winters can get here in Allahabad, the Team Law Prep Tutorial & Round Table India has joined forces for the 4th season of our “Sneh Shakti” Program.
“Sneh Shakti” is a joint initiative of Law Prep Tutorial which is India’s oldest coaching institute for Law Entrance Examination and has been providing best results year by year in various law entranceexaminations and this year as well the Law Prep Prayagraj Centre produced the best resuts with Sanvi as AIR 1 in Symbiosis Law Admission Test 2021 and many other students securing All India Ranks in Common Law Admission Test 2021 and ensuring their places in various Naional Law Universities and Round Table India is an organization of non-political and non-sectarian young men between the age group of 18 and 40. The aim of the young men is to promote service, fellowship and goodwill in national and international affairs. Round Table India, the association, was formed in 1962 with just a membership of 100. It has, over the last 4 decades, grown to become a 4600 member strong association, individuals who can rise above personal concerns to seek and serve the larger needs of the community. Round Table Trust is a Trust floated by its parent body. and News Now Nation as the Media Partner of the initiative, to reach out to the underprivileged here in Allahabad and help them get through the winter season providing them blankets, bed sheets, woolen clothes & other old clothes which they can use.

Apart from LawPrepTutorial and Round Table India, other NGOs and Govt. Bodies have also joined this initiative.
The organisers also aim to help these people by connecting and collaborating with NGOs and other private and Govt bodies.
The initiative was started on the eve of Choti Diwali after the Pooja and shall go on this entire month after which the collected clothes shall be donated at the end of this month. This event was attended by Dr. Vive Khatri, Chairman, Round Table India 192, Mr Gaurav Agarwal, Director, Law Prep Tutorial Prayagraj, Diksha Mehrotra, Coordinator, Law Prep Tutorial, Akash Chauhan, Law Prep Tutorial, Apoorva Pandey, Advocate, Allahabad High Court amongst others.
LPT Prayagraj’s Director Mr. Gaurav Agarwal said that the covid period has been extremely difficult for all of us so now when we have this opportunity to celebrate the festivities with our loved ones then why not share some of our happiness with those who are not as fortunate as us and therefore we came up with the idea of Sneh Shakti with the motto of har ghar diwali.
Anyone can be a part of this noble initiative, all you have to do is make a bundle of all the clothes you no longer need and deliver it at the Law Prep Tutorial Prayagraj’s office between 11 am to 5 pm. The clothes should be washed, clean and not torn as they are going to be used by someone else.
In order to connect with this campaign you can also give a missed call at 888-1320-121 and the organizers shall reach out to you.

Law Prep Tutorial Coaching Students celebrate India’s 100 crore vaccination milestone

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday thanked the whole nation for making the mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign a “super success” a day after India reached the historic milestone of vaccinating more than 100 crore people.

“On 21st October, India accomplished the target of 1 billion COVID-19 vaccinations. This achievement belongs to every individual in the country

After the announcement, several world leaders congratulated India on this achievement.PM Modi on Thursday expressed gratitude towards COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers, healthcare workers and all others involved in the vaccination drive.

“It is a matter of pride for us that India’s vaccination programme has been science-born, science-driven and science-based,”
From the development of vaccines to inoculation, science and science-based approach has been involved in all processes, he asserted.
Taking everyone along, the country started the campaign of ‘Sabko Vaccine, Muft Vaccine’.

Owing to this huge achievement, the students, faculty, staff and Director of LPT, Prayagraj decided to celebrate it by cake cutting ceremony wherein everyone wished for a healthy and pandemic free life.

#VaccineCentury

रोटरी इलाहाबाद की वाद विवाद प्रतियोगिता में महर्षि पतंजलि की मधूलिका अव्वल

रोटरी क्लब इलाहाबाद द्वारा सिविल लाइन्स स्थित गोल्डेन ऐप्पल होटल में इंटर तक के छात्र छात्राओं के लिए ‘वर्चुअल शिक्षा के फ़ायदे व नुकसान’ विषय पर एक वाद विवाद प्रतियोगिता का आयोजन किया गया।यह जानकारी देते हुए रोटरी सचिव रोहित मेहरोत्रा ने बताया कि इस कार्यक्रम के मुख्य अतिथि इलाहाबाद के सहायक परिवहन अधिकारी डॉ सियाराम वर्मा थे।कार्यक्रम की अध्यक्षता रविन्द्र गुप्ता ने की।मुख्य अतिथि का परिचय डॉ अशोक शुक्ल ने तथा स्वागत आनंद वैश्य ने किया।प्रतियोगिता में प्रथम स्थान महर्षि पतंजलि विद्या मंदिर की मधूलिका भार्गव ने,द्वितीय स्थान सेंट मेरीज़ की मानसी लाल ने तथा तृतीय स्थान बेथनी कॉन्वेंट की सृजल मिश्रा ने प्राप्त किया।प्रतियोगिता में कुल 12 छात्र छात्राओं ने भाग लिया।निर्णायक मंडल में प्रोफेसर नीरजा सचदेव, प्रोफेसर अरविंद अग्रवाल तथा डॉ सुधीर शुक्ल रहे।कार्यक्रम का कुशल संचालन सुनील जायसवाल ने तथा आभार डॉ अंजू गुप्ता ने ज्ञापित किया।इस कार्यक्रम में ज़िला दिव्यांग सशक्तिकरण अधिकारी नंद किशोर याग्निक, देशदीपक आर्य,वरुण जायसवाल, राजीव रंजन अग्रवाल, मृगनयनी आर्या, अजय अग्रवाल, संदीप मिश्र,अभिषेक अग्रवाल तथा मुकेश अग्रवाल की उपस्थिति उल्लेखनीय रही।।

7 Desi & Practical ways to Avoid Distractions and Stay Focused

Here are 7 practical and desi tips to help you stay focused in education or at work by managing distraction, drawing healthy boundaries, and eliminating opportunities for procrastination.

1. “Ek Sadhey Sab Sadhey – Sab Sadhey Sab Jaye”

In today’s ever-demanding world, many of us think about part time jobs, careers or opportunities for alternate income. I personally don’t see much problem in that, it’s also said that don’t put all eggs in one basket. But such scenario surely leads to mess and confusing day schedules and leads to procrastination. That’s the problem. Now one of the practical solutions can be “One Time One Project” kind of focus. This idea I have got from Yogi jis ODOP policy. For me it works and for many of us it can work if we really define focus hours, weeks or days for a single project and then give our best to that.

2 . Keep Your Vision & Goals in Mind

First things first, why do you even need to focus? Do you want to become a skilled guitar player? Do you want to write a novel? Do you want to start working from home?

Think about it.

Knowing why we need to stay focused can help us push through the tough and tedious parts of accomplishing our goals. That’s when our ability to focus is really tested and when it’s most needed.

3. Become an early bird.

This is a simple thing, but the rewards are great if you can pull it off: Start your workday an hour before everyone else. Use that hour to organize your day and to get started before there are any distractions. Similarly, skip the long office lunches most days and instead give yourself a short break to take a walk or clear your head, with something light and nutritious to keep your blood sugar steady. You’re literally giving yourself time and energy.

4. Delegate.

Are you working long hours? Lagging behind? Let go of your ego and let go of your workload. Give your staff the challenges they want, and give yourself a break. You’ll become more efficient and your team will welcome the trust and faith you’ve invested in them.

We’ve given you some great tips. But are you really up for the challenge? If your answer is yes, then brace yourself — you’re going to be making significant sacrifices and changes in your daily routine.

5. Use Airplane Mode or Silent Mode

You can also use airplane mode to limit text message and phone call interruptions during certain times of day. If the idea of doing this gives you anxiety, you can always exempt specific numbers, such as those of loved ones or valued and important business associates. You can set “Do Not Disturb” mode on an iPhone to allow your designated “favorite” contacts to get through, while silencing other calls or messages.

6. Find the Right Place to Do Work

Some students work best with a little background noise, while others need complete quiet. Get to know your work style and the type of atmosphere you prefer. Are you the kind of person who works better in silence at the library? Or do you prefer the campus coffee shop with ambient noise? Try a few different spaces and see how each study session works out.

7. Break Down Your Work into Smaller Tasks

Defeat procrastination by breaking a large project into small pieces. It’s easier to motivate yourself to do something in smaller tasks rather than jumping into a huge one. If you’re having a difficult time studying or getting work done, break up your time effectively. Try giving yourself a 10-minute break for every 45-50 minutes of work you do. Studies show that taking breaks can help you retain information and increase productivity.