Sara Lucaci, 10F
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As students, there are times when we often feel crushed by the pressure, be it school related or from personal issues. We sit every day for six or more hours staring at the board, which slowly and terrifyingly fills with even more assignments and due dates.
I think we all wondered, at least once a day, when will They stop? When will I have time to finish all these and enjoy my free time? If you happen to find yourself in these circumstances, then I encourage you to keep reading.
From my perspective, the work will never end. The key, however, is to discover the most suitable method of handling it. For some time now, the media is all over the place about time management. You might be asking yourself, “What does it actually mean and how can I use it?”. Time management is nothing more complicated than organizing and planning how to split your time between different activities. In fact, it is actually the definition of “work smarter, not harder”. This way, you can achieve greater productivity and efficiency, increased chances of advancement, and most importantly, less stress – something we all desire to achieve.
But how will I learn to manage my time properly? It is not that difficult as you may think, for it is based only on your mindset and personal wills. Firstly, it is vital to prioritize your tasks based on their importance and urgency. The next step is to set a time limit for each task, as not to put too much pressure on yourself, but at the same time to avoid procrastination. Remember that it is crucial to take breaks in between your tasks in order to avoid over-exhausting yourself. Organization is essential - for this, you can try using a calendar to mark due dates, or even a trivial TO DO LIST.
In other words, you should not bother yourself with irrelevant activities, and only focus on your goals. Lastly, but not least important, always plan ahead - making a habit to outline your daily or weekly schedule will do wonders. Another thing would be muting and putting your phone away, so you can focus primarily on your task. The constant beep and buzzing of notifications can have a great negative impact on your concentration. Never forget that time management is not the same for everyone, as it depends on your routine, pace, and working method. The important thing is to discover what works best for you.
Thus, even though it can sometimes be overwhelming, it does not mean that it should be this way. I hope with these pieces of advice you will get a clearer idea of what time management means and how you can nail it. Hence…silence your phones and let`s start right now! Real friends shall be there later, too!