Week 15 – Time Management

Another strange prompt, but one I know all to much about from life as a student.

Time management skills are ones that everyone wants to be able to say they have. The skill to be able to manage tasks in an orderly and organised way, making sure that everything gets done in the allotted amount of time.

But it’s not one that comes easy, and I learnt that at University. There is so much expected of you – assignments, lecture notes, reading, socialising, joining a society, volunteering and the list goes on. I found myself balancing a part-time job, all of my assignments and class reading, as well as volunteering when I could and being part of the musical theatre society. I’d like to think that graduating university with a 2:1, shows that I managed to manage my time pretty well.

I still find myself with too much to do and not enough time in the day to complete the list but I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s just a normal part of life, and to just carry on the best that I can. I’m still learning, and I’m sure there is more that I could do to improve my time management but as long as I am meeting my deadlines to the best of my ability, that’s all that matters, and if not well there’s always tomorrow 🙂

A few quick tips for good time management:

  • Write a to-do list, prioritise and roughly work out how long each task is going to take.
  • Try and get rid of all distractions – e.g. your phone and even the internet (if you don’t need it)
  • Allow time for yourself to switch off – without a deadline looming
  • And simply try not to take on too much at once, and don’t be afraid to say NO if you don’t have the time

Do you have any tips for good time management? 

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