What is time management? Time management is the ability to organize your schedule and plan out all your activities so that you don’t overwhelm yourself. Knowing how to manage your time can help you to be successful in life and in the workplace. Once you master this skill you will feel amazing. Trust me.
How can you manage your time?
- Invest in a planner to guide you through your day, weeks and months. Fill it with reminders of homework, quizzes, exams, essays, job interviews, or even when to eat.
- Get work done ASAP. If you have an essay due in 2 weeks, start brainstorming and writing today. Once that deadline comes your paper will be close to perfect.
- Have an agenda/to-do list, every day. Each morning write out a to-do list of things you need to complete during the day. Cross out each task as you go. Now, that is satisfaction!
- Step back and breathe. If you are starting to feel overworked or stressed, take a breather. Take a walk, get some ice cream or stretch before starting again.
What are the benefits of managing your time?
Stress and anxiety may decrease, you may procrastinate less, produce higher quality work, and see improved efficiency. So the next time you hear the words “time management”, please don’t run away.
With these tips you’re going to go from;
“OMG, I have forty-five minutes left before this paper is due at 11:59 pm, why did I do this to myself!”
“And sent at 5:45 pm. Now I have the whole evening to myself. What should I do? Maybe go to the gym or bowling?”
After you experience what time management has to offer, you are going to wish you tried it sooner!
Macan, T. H., Shahani, C., Dipboye, R. L., & Phillips, A. P. (1990). College students’ time management: Correlations with academic performance and stress. Journal of Educational Psychology, 82(4), 760–768. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-0622.214.171.1240