None of us is perfect at coming prepared to class. We all forget things – and when we forget things, we create friction that impedes our willpower to remain fully engaged in class.
So, to make sure you’re prepared in class as much as possible, create a mindfulness habit.
To me, being mindful means regularly considering the things that your life, and your goals, depend on – especially those that lie outside the current moment.
A mindful student plans for the next day each night, and thinks about what needs to be in her bag for that day. She makes sure her laptop is charged if it needs to be, and checks to see that the right notebooks are in her bag. She makes sure any files she needs are in Dropbox instead of sitting on her desktop, unable to be accessed.
If you find that you’re not as mindful as you’d like to be, an easy solution is to create a reminder, such as:
- A note by your door or on your desk(貼在門上或桌上的便條紙)
- A recurring daily task in your to-do app(代辦清單App內每天自動重複的代辦事項)
- An alarm on your phone(手機內的鬧鐘功能)
第一步：Paying Better Attention in Class (在課堂中更專注)