I like eating healthy snacks when I'm doing homework in order to stay focused. I usually have some ice-cold water and some type of fruit sitting next to me while I'm studying and getting work done. I find that the key to staying focused is to keep that brain energized. Never study on an empty stomach!
I set up a clear and comfortable work space with lots of snacks on hand.
I make a to-do list every morning of tasks I need to complete by the end of the day, including breaks! Every time I complete a task, I make sure to cross it off my to-do list. If I ever get off track, all I have to do is look at my list to remind myself of what I need to do. At the end of the day I feel really accomplished when I get all or most of the items on my list done. If I don’t get something done, I add it to the next day and make sure to get it done! When I take breaks, I like to stretch and do something active. It helps reset my brain and works better for me than being on my phone during a break.
When I'm doing homework, I listen to epic music or EDM that I've found on YouTube. It helps get me pumped up and ready to finish my work.
I stay focused by mapping out all my assignments/exams and prioritizing them by due date. I also switch between classes when studying so I can absorb a variety of material rather than burning out in one subject! Group study sessions with friends and classmates on Zoom motivates me to finish my work.
I have a tendency to try and do too much at the same time. I have many projects I need to complete, and think about them at once. So, to help keep me focused, I block out specific times in my calendar to do specific tasks. This forces me to concentrate on one objective at a time, set goals for that time, and plan out my work week. This helps me stay focused and on task.
I love planners! Confession: I buy more planners than I need, just because they are so cute. I also love to write things down as do-to lists. There’s nothing more satisfying than crossing out something that you’ve accomplished. I like to create two separate lists. I have a "day" do-to list as well as one that I look at with important future events. My biggest goal is to start off my to-do list with a few items and if during the day I have more time, I’ll add more things. I never add too many items because I don’t want to feel defeated if I don’t get to them.
Make a list and have it right in front of me. This is the list of stuff I need to get done that day. It needs to be what is necessary, and it needs to be realistic, (I’m probably not pumping out 10 lectures in a single day for example) but having a checklist of tasks for the day, and having it in a visible place where I can consult it throughout the day and show progress helps.