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Top 10 Time-Management Tips

December 18, 2016

As we move into semester #2 of this school year it's time to refresh some time management tips - you are one more semester closer to college!

  1. Make a “to do” list everyday

    1. Put things that are most important at the top and do them first. 

       

       

    2. If it’s easier - use a planner to track all of your tasks

    3. Don’t forget to reward yourself for your accomplishments

  2. Use spare minutes wisely

    1. Get some reading done on the ride home from practice or school and you’ll kill two birds with one stone.

  3. It’s okay to say NO

    1. If your friend asks you to go to the mall on a Thursday night and you have an exam the next morning, realize that it’s okay to say no.

    2. Keep your short and long term priorities in mind always.

    3. If you haven't gotten your run in, hit or played catch yet that day - just say no until you do that

  4. Find the right time

    1. You’ll work more efficiently if you figure out when you do your best work.

      1. For example, if your brain handles math much better in the afternoon, don’t wait to do it until late at night

  5. Review your notes every day

    1. You’ll reinforce what you’ve learned , so you will need less time to study.

    2. You’ll also be ready if your teacher calls on you or gives you a pop quiz

  6. Get a good night’s sleep

    1. Running on empty makes the day seem longer and your tasks seem more difficult

  7. Let your friends know

    1. If IM’ing, Facebook, phone calls, texting, etc .. are too tempting and distracting during homework and study time, tell your friends (and yourself) that you are offline and unavailable between 8 and 10pm (or whenever). 

    2. Blame your folks if you must.

  8. Become a taskmaster

    1. Figure out how much free time you have each week

    2. Give yourself a time to budget and plan your activities accordingly

  9. Don’t waste time agonizing

    1. Have you ever wasted an entire evening by worrying about something that you’re supposed to be doing?

    2. Was it worth it?

    3. Instead of agonizing and procrastinating, just do it.

  10. Keep things in perspective

    1. Setting goals that are unrealistic sets you up for failure. 

    2. While it’s good to set high goals for yourself, be sure not to overdo it.

    3. Good goals are challenging and reachable

Have a greatsemester!