You're already off to a great start by getting ahead on how to execute good "time management" while in college. I know it's hard to stay focused and on target when you have so much free time; especially when you have the freedom to do as you please. . . Well, I'd like to share with you a few tips for you to consider.
* Stay Focused: Try to focus on the immediate. Being able to focus on what’s on your plate today or tomorrow will give you peace in mind that it is possible to accomplish all of your obligations.
* Use a Calendar: Keeping track of the months to come and future assignments will give you a look ahead.
* Lists: Taking the time to section out the next day by the hour will help you to stay on track. Start by estimating the amount of time that each task will take, and putting those tasks in between classes. This will help you to see how much you can get done in a day along with your possible amount of relaxation or social time. It’ll also keep you in check with your meetings and class times.
* Say No: It’s totally OK to tell a classmate that you won’t be able to stay late to help them catch up, and it’s absolutely fine to tell your friends you won’t be able to go to that party on Friday. Also, saying no will also help you out later in life. I rather say no rather than have an overloaded plate and don't get anything accomplished.
* Remain Focused: Try to incorporate a good steady routine and organized space. Remove things that will distract you.
* Get it Done: Try not to procrastinate. Work on getting things done ahead of time before its due. Anything could happen between now and then.
* Plan Ahead: At the end of the day, look at the next day and the things that has to be done tomorrow and for the week. Keeping those things in mind will help remind you what's coming up next.
I wish you the best of luck!
Sheila recommends the following next steps:
- Time Management Tips: https://www.collegeraptor.com/find-colleges/articles/tips-tools-advice/time-management-how-to-make-the-most-of-your-time/