How To Manage Your Time Effectively
Time management is such an important skill, could be very effective, but yet a whole bunch of people seem to have serious issues with it.
They spend hours upon hours reading material from so called “motivational writers” and little time actually doing what they are supposed to do, the irony!
Anyhow, I thought it would be nice if we could touch on this subject and maybe I could give you a few things to consider.
The Value Of Time Management
I’ve written on this topic before so there is no real need to repeat it. By killing time you are actually killing yourself! Are we not merely but hours, minutes and seconds? Not until we give this issue it’s due right will we learn how to spend our time wisely.
We can be sick and become healthy, go broke and become rich but no man can ever bring a second back that has passed. Once again, use your time wisely!
Be Strict But Also Flexible
It’s important to understand that when you are writing your schedule; you are not only composing a list of what you will be doing the coming days/weeks but you are writing it down in fixed times.
If you are supposed to study between 05.00 – 07.00 pm, then you ought to take that time serious. This does not mean you shouldn’t involve in other things if these things are important, flexibility is important but so is strictness.
The one word that can save you tons of time…
Learn how to say no. Believe me, it’s more important than you may think. We have to learn how to say no when it’s needed or else we won’t get anything done. There is a lot of disturbing elements around us, which brings us to the next topic.
Watch out for distractions
If you have a specific time for your studies you should be very aware of not indulging in time consuming, worthless activities such as checking your e-mail daily, text messages on your phone and the list goes on…
OK that is about it for now; if someone read this and he is still wasting his time then let me assure you that he is indeed indeed… crazy. Learning about a time management skill is pretty interesting, huh? For more advanced study skills & techniques, please don’t forget to check this out, it’s worth it.
About the author
ABDERISAK ADAM is an author, blog writer and a PhD candidate in the institution of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology. He is also the owner and webmaster of www.study-habits.com, a website dedicated to the discussion of study techniques in the context of higher education. Adam is the author of a number of publications including 'The Study Guide PRO'. You can connect with him through Google+, Linkedin or by submitting a form.