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What are the best time management tips?
Such as how to manage studying and social life while working a part time job during college! #work #work-life-balance
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Jasanpreet Kaur Bhatia
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Following are the best time management tips:
- Plan a day in advance. (Create your To-Do/Schedule)
- Prioritize them.
- Allot time and stay stick to it.
- Practice and have patience. (Watch your speed for a particular task before allotting time to it.)
- Learn to say no, to any activity which is harming your schedule.
- Remove distractions.
- Learn to delegate if required.
- Keep things organized in the order you need.
- Eliminate unnecessary things.
Note: Don't forget to take breaks. Good health is the key to be successful.
All the best!
For time management, I would recommend setting some time aside once a week/month to look back and see how you spent your time. If you were going to follow a detailed schedule, you'd probably be doing so already. Instead, I would recommend looking at how you've spent your time and see if there is any waste. You'd be surprised at how much time can be wasted on social media and tv. Try to take notes at the end of every day about how you spent your time to help you pay attention to how you're doing.
One thing I love to do with regards to managing my time is scheduling in one - two hours each Sunday evening just to lay out my responsibilities for the week and figure out what openings I have to get things done. Setting aside time to complete each of my responsibilities makes it a lot easier for me during the week since I already know when I'm planning to get everything done. It also helps to leave some amounts of time open in case things get moved around and deadlines change, this helps me be more flexible!
My biggest advice is to take on one item at a time. Don't overwhelm yourself with thinking of everything you have to do but rather focus on the "here and now". Some tips I use to help with time management but also ensuring quality is color coordinating my calendar, creating to-do lists but only one day in advance and prioritize what is absolutely needed "today". If it begins to be too much I follow 2 rules for myself 1. Is it "life or death"? Does it truly need to be done now? and 2. take short periods of time for myself (go for a 20 min walk, grab a hot cocoa, etc.).
Hope this helps!
Hope this helps!
You can put down a To-Do List of your daily activities. You can then prioritize each task with the designated deadline / time. After that, you can come up with a daily schedule. Suggest you put down some buffer between the activities and schedule in some gap time for yourself to relax and have some reflection.
Elaine I have found that time management to be a corner stone of work ethic. Leaving yourself time for variable change and understanding that your work environment and its demands can change in a moments notice is always a lingering possibility. This is also the case with your personal life. Prioritize and be aware of what is necessary to accomplish the task at hand and understand not everything will go as planned. Give yourself enough time to adapt and not be rushed. Sometimes its as simple as leaving 5 minuets sooner to arrive at a destination.
Best of luck
Best of luck