Time Management In College
School is soon to begin, and most college students are planning for 4.0 GPA’s, job opportunities, and internships. However being a collegiate student, it is easy to get distracted from these goals. The best way to ensure that your goals for the school year are met, time management skills are absolutely essential.
Many people talk about specific ways to manage your time. But from experience, most know that every method of time management does not work for everybody.
If you are the type of person that remembers their next move based on their phone, it may be necessary to set alarms for the things you need to do. For example setting an alarm for the amount of time you have set out to do homework or for a mid-day nap.
Some people totally forget everything they have planned if they can’t physically see it. If this is you, a daily planner or sticky notes with your “to-do” items may be the best way to go. These constant visual reminders will keep you on track when there are so many things going on at once.
Recently, technology has advanced, and the distractions we used to face such as television and video games are now accessible on our phones. In addition to those distractions are social media and other entertainment applications. If you are highly distracted by these sources it may be necessary to delete these apps off your phone or set out a specific time period to engage in the activity.
If you are a routine individual, creating habits out of your daily tasks will make it easier to achieve long-term goals. Try to create a range of time (between 6 a.m and 7 a.m) to wake up, go to bed, eat meals, or whatever else your day consists of. This ensures good habits, positivity, and a healthy lifestyle.
Knowing that there are only 24 hours in a day is common knowledge, knowing that everyone has the same 24 hours is an inspiration.