Do you miss sleep, because you’re working into the night? Are you feeling over exhausted? Frustrated? Can’t find the time to complete everything; the time to meet your everyday demands and expectations?
My dear reader, you are experiencing time management problems. In their high school careers, many students are familiar with the feelings of not having the time to fulfill all of their obligations. As students, we tend to be overwhelmed with numerous tasks to do in a day: attending school, while balancing sports, clubs or any extracurricular activities, homework, work, and in addition the regular basics that everyone hates to miss, which of course is food and blessed sleep. Well because you are so very, very busy; here are some tips on how to find time to destress and manage your day!
Carry a schedule and record all your thoughts, conversations and activities for a week. This will help you understand how much you can get done during the course of a day and where your precious moments are going.
Understand that sometimes it is simply impossible to accomplish every task in one day, so organize your tasks from most important to least, and take into consideration how long and how quickly it may take you to finish one.
Throughout the day, you may be interrupted several times in completing something, thus schedule time for those interruptions. In addition, minimize your social interruptions such as phone calls, or text messages.
Leave buffer time in-between. Leave a 5-10 minute buffer time in between each task. This helps you wrap up the previous task and start off on the next one, including time to refresh your mind or snack.
Obtain the actual responsibility to stick to your schedule. At times, it may be okay to go five minutes over schedule. However thirty minutes? Definite no. Do not be afraid to cut things off. Otherwise the task will drag, and you will lose time to accomplish three other tasks and in the end only accomplish one.