Are you a new college/ University student? Are you finding it difficult to manage your time, and think there is just not enough time to do all the things that needs to be done? Are you a hard working student but feel overwhelmed?
There is no need to panic, time management helps you take control, reduce stress and be productive. The fact is there will never be enough time in one day to do all the things you want to do. However, there is also no need for you to pull a sad face! You can reach a way to doing all the things you want to do and maybe more. It is very simple really, no need for a course or a brain wave to achieve time management. The secret is compromising!
Make a list of all the things you want to do. Look at your list and choose the things that have to be done daily (e.g. Uni, work, study etc…). Then make another list choosing from list one, the things that can be done on a "on and off occasions". Now, what do you think the activities that are not a necessity activity, and can be done as a treat sometime?
Student Time management is about making the most of your time.
Ø Insure organising your time table weekly.
Ø Always leave some space free for sudden or unexpected events.
Ø Flexibility is extremely important for a stress free days. Allow yourself to compromise and change your timetable if there is a need to.
Ø Insure your weekly time table includes along side studying, (work maybe), to also include fun time to spend with friends, at least one outing a week (doing something you love). Rewarding yourself is extremely important motivator and it certainly refills you energy for the coming busy days again.
Ø Your course work is your priority; however do not neglect feeding your soul with different kind of knowledge. Make sure you fit in your monthly schedule at least one slot with, culture events, workshops, independent lectures, concerts, visits to art galleries and museums etc.
Things might seem hectic to start with and might take you sometime before you get your time management into working for you. But, remember that only you know what needs to be done. Your timetable will only take a bit of adjusting before it sets as a routine that you never need to think of later on.