Welcome to our week long series on time management. Today we will discuss what time management is.
1. I always end up cramming for an exam.
2. I never have enough time to get my work done.
3. I work better under pressure.
4. I’ve tried to make schedules for myself, but I don’t stick to them.
5. When I am working on something I get distracted by my thoughts of what else I need to do.
If you have ever thought or said one or more of the above, then you may have to consider better managing your time. There are only 24 hours in your day, just the same as everybody else’s. The good news is that there is enough time for the things you want, but only if it’s used, and used to your advantage. Time management is the managing of your time so that time is used to your advantage and it gives you a chance to spend your most valuable resource in the way you choose.
In high school you got up at the same time everyday and you went to school from 8am to 3pm. You basically had no say in where your time went. Now that you are in college your schedule is your business. If you want to have class from 1pm to 4pm or 8pm, it is your business. With this new freedom comes some decisions to make on how to effectively spend your free time. I am sure you have had to deal with a time crunch of several exams in a week or tons of papers and projects with approaching dead lines. And of course, add to that part-time jobs, being involved in a student group, going out, sleeping and whatever else you might try to cram into your day. So what are you to do? Study or have fun? These situations can be handled and all it takes is a few techniques on how to better manage your time.
This week we will discuss how to use a planner, what are your time wasters, tips to better use your time…and procrastination. I also invite you to join us this Thursday at 323 Union for a FREE time management workshop hosted by the Learning Center.
Want to learn more about time management, click here (in order to save your time, we have done the research and we will highlight one awesome and useful time management website each day)
Tell us in the comment section what strategies you use to manage your time and you could win a prize.
Speaking of prizes…and time management…i owe a few people some prizes…they will get to you by Wednesday 🙂