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Time-management for students



The science of time management is resorted to most often when the number of tasks required to perform, exceeds the amount of available time. However, do not rush to say that there are a lot of tasks - it is possible that some of them only interfere. Analyze which of them are unnecessary and which can be delegated to other people. This way you will free up time for the really important things. This is one of the basic rules of time management. Also, to organize time properly, the student needs to:


1. Plan in advance.

This is a major component of successful time management. There are many different ways to do this, the main ones being short-term and long-term planning. At the beginning of the month (semester etc.), you should make a list of things to do, activities and events, while indicating which ones are the most important. It is also necessary to specify a deadline, i.e. a final deadline by which things must be done. Short-term planning is making a to-do list for the coming day, which is convenient to make in advance before going to bed or during morning coffee.


2. Use "empty time" wisely

Waiting in line, taking public transportation and other such "events" are inevitable in everyday life. You can, however, try to use this time usefully: repeat notes, listen to an audiobook, start studying a foreign language or just take a nap, which is especially important to any busy student.


3. The right way to rest

There is not much free time in a student's life, and you should use it to the maximum. When relaxing with friends, you should finish your coursework, and during the busy period of study, you should not buy concert tickets. Study time is a great time to implement an important rule in life, which will be very useful in "adult life": there is a time to work and there is a time to rest. Only by having a good quality rest, you can reload and not suffer from burnout at school or work in the future. But we all know that it’s the hardest skill that ever existed. ‘I’m exhausted but I need to do my homework’ – familiar to you? Well, it’s entirely up to you.


4. Limit your "time eaters"

This is a particularly important point for any member of the Millennial generation who can't imagine life without gadgets. Time management does not force you to completely abandon social networks or your favorite computer games. The point is to take control of this area yourself. Good help, especially at first, a system of rewards and punishments, when you reward yourself for the completed business according to plan (for example, 15 minutes spent in Instagram). Of course, this system requires a lot of stamina and willpower, but just try it a few times and you'll see for yourself how much time is wasted on unnecessary browsing of other people's photos, small news, etc. Student life is a wonderful but difficult time, when school, personal life, and even work all meet in the same gap in your life. Don't try to do everything at once. Time management teaches you not only how to organize your time, but also how to choose the right sequence of things to do.