Humans are creatures of habit. We tend to build our routine out of habits that we've adopted before. That routine then determines what we do in the present and whom we become in the future.
As students, we certainly are concerned with developing our future selves. Habits are more important than we often realize, and some scientists believe humans need to stop setting goals and start building habits instead.
Thus, students with good habits achieve the most success. These habits give them the structure they need to reach their goals. However, the habits you develop as a student will serve well in all areas of your life. Here are some to start with:
Write down 3-5 things to accomplish each day
To start, writing down small goals for the day is a key habit that all students should adopt. It makes the brain get used to prioritizing tasks the right way.
Writing down your habits can also help with time management and avoiding being overwhelmed by working on less important tasks.
Another tip would be to choose the most challenging task and work on it during your most productive time of the day. That way, you will be left with easier tasks to deal with during the rest of the day, which will not be that difficult.
Eat morning breakfast before class
Another important habit to adopt is eating breakfast before going to your morning class. Breakfast is a meal that is far more important than most people think. I know many students skip their breakfast, and there are many reasons they would do that, but it is a mistake.
Eating breakfast provides the energy needed to comprehend information and focus properly during classes.
Last but not least, exercising at least for 15 minutes a day can do a lot of changes. Everyone can find 15 minutes in their day to exercise, but not everyone does.
Moving blood in your body by walking, swimming or biking for such a short time can change your energy levels and keep you away from falling sick. Thus, you will have more energy to be productive and do better in the academic field.
To build a habit, all you need to do is commit to doing it every day, start easy, and reward yourself. These are not the only habits to develop but are important ones to get started with.