In today’s world, we face a lot of distractions every day. The case is especially tough for a typical student who is struggling to create a balance between school and other societal factors that contribute to becoming a holistic individual.
Therefore, today’s young generation is slowly losing their sense of time management. The dilemma lies in sifting through all these factors and setting their priorities. Without proper time management, a student could indeed fall behind and live an imbalanced life.
1.) Balance Between Work, Study, And Life
Contrary to popular belief, time management works simply. However, the hard part is being able to practice it and implant it within your subconscious to make it seem natural.
For a student, he or she must be able to classify time alloted for classes, working, studying, and partying. If you do not have a clear sense of what to do with your time, it is easy to go along with the flow and that is where poor time management all begins.
A student must be able to differentiate the various aspects of your student life, so there is always a separate time for everything. For instance, you have an upcoming quiz or exam, you must learn to cut down or eliminate partying from your schedule to allot more time for study. Indeed, for this method to be a success one must need only common sense. However, some people tend to over estimate their capacity to manage their time. Hence, they end up consuming more time doing one task that they have none left for the other.
Learn how to adjust your schedule so you won’t end up stressing out just trying to make up for lost time. If you have to, write down your schedule so you can keep track of where you need to be at a certain time.
2.) Time Portioning
Students might initially find doing school assignments and work projects boring and stressful. However, you can opt to divide the larger tasks into small, more manageable, tasks. That way, you won’t find yourself eating up several hours of your time just trying to complete one task.
Another benefit for doing this is that you’d be able to allocate these smaller tasks into smaller time schedules that would have a definite start and end. Once you have completed those smaller tasks, you can move on to other tasks. Hence, it eliminates the boring factor as you continually alter your schedule instead of being stuck on one for hours.
3.) Reward For Managing Your Time
When you manage your time as a student, you can get some more free time to spare as rewards so you have more time to go to parties or just have a bit of fun. Remember that all work and no play would make a student very dull.