This week we’ve been discussing productivity and creating healthy study habits. Today is Friday and I thought what the heck let’s do something fun, Pinterest! Now before you men out there quit reading this blog post, let me try to grab your attention. I will not be talking about how you can Pin wedding dress, purses, shoes, love quotes or things like that (ladies we know this is a huge draw to Pinterest but shhh.) Pinterest can help students with their productivity if used in the right ways, otherwise it tends to be a time-suck of Pinning.
First, I want to start by defining some common terms used with Pinterest. This website is basically a personalized set of virtual cork boards. Think of your cork board organized into categories like: studying, food, style, funny quotes, etc. When you find something on the Internet that you would like to keep and go back to you can “Pin” it to a “Pinboard.” A “Pin” is a singular item you would like to keep. A “Pinboard” is the virtual cork board. Once, you have mastered that, all you have to do is either search a term or topic on Pinterest or search the internet and Pin away!
Now, let’s talk about how this can be used to help you with school, studying, organizing and the word of the week, productivity. It’s important to not get carried away with things you like on Pinterest when using it for productivity/school. My first suggestion is to make a few Pinboards that are solely used for school purposes. Maybe categories like Study Inspiration or Motivational Quotes. Let’s use these categories as an example. Once you have made these Pinboards, the fun part begins. Start searching the Internet or Pinterest for things to Pin in these categories. I searched the term “graduation.” That was a big Study Inspiration for me. An example of a photo that came up:
The possibilities are endless. You can find quotes to help you stay motivated or pictures. You can Pin anything on the Internet. If you’re in veterinary school, pin a photo of a puppy…or horse, whatever get’s you motivated. If you’re an engineer, pin a photo of…well you’ve got me there but I’m sure if you’re an engineer you’ll know what photo will get you motivated.