For many people, it’s time to head back to school — and back to stress. Luckily, there are some easy ways that Habitica can make the school year much less daunting: tagging, due dates, and start dates!
Breaking It Down: Tag for School Subjects
Most students have to juggle tons of different subjects, but it can be hard to keep track of tasks when they’re all jumbled together. That’s where Tags can come in handy! Think of them as a school divider for your computer screen.
Create a separate Tag for each subject. Keep the Tag selected while you add new tasks to automatically sort them into that Tag! Working from a specific Tag can keep you focused. Plus, if you have separate Habits and Dailies for each subject, you can easily see if you’re neglecting a class.
Turning It In: Try Due Dates
It’s a sad truth about school: at some point or another, assignments are due. Luckily, you can stay ahead of the game with Due Dates for To-Dos.
It’s easy to add Due Dates to To-Dos by editing them on the website. When you get your syllabus, be sure to add all the important dates so that you don’t lose track of them! If you want to automatically see them sorted in order by Due Date, just press the “Dated” tab and voila! A straightforward list that tells you what you have to do and when you have to do it.
Working Ahead: Use Start Dates
But what if you don’t want to study for your December Final Exam when its only September? That’s where Start Dates come in handy.
When you create a Daily on the website, you can add a Start Date, and it will not be active until then! This can be very useful.
Imagine you check your syllabus and see that your final exam is on December 20th. You decide to start studying one month in advance, so you create a Daily with a Start Date of November 20th. It’s still September, so your “Study for final” Daily isn’t due, and it won’t hurt your avatar. But when November 20th rolls around, that “Study for Final” Daily will pop up in your list, reminding you to open those books and get cracking!
Tags, Due Dates, and Start Dates are only three of the features on Habitica that can help your academic aspirations. You can learn many more by checking out some of our helpful Guilds and user-generated Challenges, where a vibrant community of students is working to support each other.
Until next time… stay productive, and have fun!
— Leslie and the Habitica Team