That might sound odd to you,
but by staying ahead of the game and keeping homework done, the
stress levels will be lower because you won’t have that
unfinished work hanging over your head and in your mind
Remember again that your
daily schedule should include at least some time for doing what
we want to do rather than just a long list of "have-to-dos."
Looking forward to something each day is good for our mental
health and can help prevent the feeling of burnout.
Some days may feel overwhelming
when we look at our schedule. If this is the case, it is
helpful to concentrate on one thing at a time and avoid looking
at the whole day. We will be amazed how quickly the tasks of
the day will be completed.
Inevitably, you will need to
make adjustments to your plans and your time management habits.
As you encounter time troubles, keep in mind that some are
predictable, some are not; some are controllable, some are not.
For those that are not controllable, keep your cool and get
back on track as soon as possible. For time troubles that you
can control, and particularly those that occur predictably,
deal with them directly and forcefully so that they don't
prevent you from achieving your goals.
Time management requires
self-management. It takes time but after a short period of
self-management, time-management becomes an everyday
• Pay attention to how your
time is spent.
• Do not procrastinate on
chores to be done. Do not leave assignments and projects
until the last minute.
• Schedule enough time in
the day for doing things you enjoy and for eating and
sleeping. Getting enough sleep is beneficial to those with
an active schedule.
• Learn to delegate things
that do not need your attention.
• Use your time wisely. If
you take the bus, plan to catch up on your reading while
Possibly one of the best time
management strategies is staying one day ahead. I'm sure this
statement is met by some collective groans, but I promise that
staying exactly one day ahead of your classes will make your
life much easier.