5 Top Time Management Tips
When you are juggling several classes, along with a social life, keeping things in order can be a challenge. Once you miss one deadline, it’s a matter of time until you find yourself suffocating under an avalanche. The good news? It doesn’t have to be this way! Here are the top five time management tips that you need to put into practice today!
Before you go to bed at night, make a to-do list for the next day. Then, assess your list. Determine which items are the most important and mark them accordingly – everything else is a ‘maybe.’ When you start your day, aim to complete the ‘priority’ items first and, if you have time, work on everything else.
2. Allow for interruptions.
Life is not perfect and things will always come up. Leave some wiggle room in your schedule for the unexpected.
3. Avoid distractions.
It is easy to get distracted, especially when you are not in the mood to do what you have scheduled or if you are feeling overwhelmed. Unfortunately, distractions can eat up precious time. If you find yourself unable to focus, try taking a break or switching your tasks.
4. Get organized.
Keep your notes and class material separate for each class. Choose the best organization method for you and keep it uniform for all your classes.
5. Set goals.
Goal setting is often talked about, but often overlooked. Goals are important. Set goals for big projects or assignments, making sure to schedule check points along the way to keep you on track.
Managing your time is one of the best ways to succeed in life, no matter where you are on your journey. Why not start today?