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3 Essential Time Management Tips

3 Essential Time Management Tips

No matter which way you look at it, a day is only 24 hours long. To ensure you are making the most of your time, try some of these time management tips.

Utilize your calendar.

Put everything into your calendar, whether you use regular pen and paper or a calendar app. This includes classes, work, important deadlines and social events. You can even schedule time that you plan to set aside for class assignments. When everything is organized and put in one place it will be much easier to assess your schedule and figure out when you will get things done.

Prioritize.

Being a perfectionist can actually be extremely detrimental. It’s important to remember that you can’t do everything, and you can’t do everything perfectly. Learn how to say “no” to things. Prioritize the tasks that are most important, and make sure those are done well. Only then should you move on to other activities.

Don’t forget you.

When there are a million things calling for your attention, it can be easy to forget to take time to take care of yourself — but that is a fatal mistake. It’s crucially important to get enough sleep, exercise, and eat right. Though it may seem counterintuitive to stop working and get in bed, failing to do so will significantly hamper your productivity. When your mind is alert, it’s amazing how much more you can get done.

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