Since we all have the same 24 hours in a day or 168 hours a week, the question becomes how can you best use your time to increase effectiveness, efficiency and productivity?
A Time Audit Calculator will help you determine where you spend your 168 hours a week. Once you see where you are spending your time, you can better evaluate where you can make changes. Even small changes can lead to big successes.
As a student, it can be difficult to focus when you have other commitments that take your time. Creating a schedule to manage your time allows you to build a routine while setting boundaries and taking time to have a balanced life.
We are not suggesting you schedule your whole life, you need to have a balance from work to school to personal time. The schedule will show you where you have pockets of time that you didn't realize you had.
A study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology found it takes more than 2 months before a new behaviour becomes automatic—66 days to be exact, so don't beat yourself up if it takes a while to form these habits.
According to Piers Steel, author of The Procrastination Equation, about 95% of people admit to putting off work even when they have a mountain of work and deadlines to meet. How do we make our work easier, get motivated and beat procrastination?
There are many different planners available, whether you use an app, your google calendar or a paper copy.
myHomework Student Planner – Android/iOS/Windows, Free
myHomework is a digital student planner that lets you track your classes, homework, tests and projects so you never forget an assignment again.
Sometimes, even when you're prepared and practice good time management strategies, you may still find you're overwhelmed and can't focus. It's a good idea to reach out for support. We are here to help you succeed.
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