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How to Time-Manage a Student Life?

Time-Management

Each student strives to be the best version of themselves. However, time-managing this goal may be ridiculously boring and even not productive. Surrounded by chaos, a student is lost in time and assignments he or she needs to do in the near future. Disciplined studying, time control and organized schedule make the foundation of the university life. In any case, to accomplish the given tasks you will need to show diligence and effort in everything you do.

The battle with the difficulties you have is the key that opens the way to succeed and achieve your goals. Being a student is such an uneasy task, but with these tips you will find more and more time among the chaos that prevailed in your daily schedule and even on weekends before. Put all things onto the “time-shelves” and see the free space! Read more about time management below. For extra information click here.

Step 1: Arrange Your Workplace

Proper environment allows you to keep the right working pace. Do you keep your house in a complete mess, without knowing exactly where anything is? Get rid of such habit if your answer is yes! It surely influences your workspace. How can you be productive if there is chaos in tons of papers and notes? All things should be put on their places, so that no more stuff could distract you from the main task. Always keep your desktop clean. Start the day with wiping the dust, adjusting the lighting, making useful notes on stickers, washing your coffee cup, filling in your calendar – get yourself into a working mood. These simple steps will give you enough energy for the work.

Step 2: Planning

Have you ever noticed that the work sometimes turns into a disaster: lots of tasks, conversations, meetings, papers? Sometimes it’s just too much! And you are standing in that mess endlessly. It seems that you are doing some work, but it can hardly be called “work”. Behind it all, you cannot see the overall picture of what is happening. It’s one of the problems of modern time-managing:  you have some results, but they are not very visible in the routine. To avoid this, you need to make a plan of tasks and activities for the day, week or even a month. Properly set goals and clever use of your time guarantee success in any activity. Planning is not a verdict, signed for execution. It is a landmark and a guide in the constant turnover of to-do tasks.

Step 3: Where Is the Organizer?

 Notebook

Most students use notebooks or diaries. It is a good way for planning, as you have a paper “memory” in addition. However, for people that do not like looking up in the diary each day, or for those who are very messy with the notes, it may be inappropriate. The basic information may be lost in the pile of pages.

Notebook or diary – it is an archaic way of planning. With the diary you cannot see the whole picture of the events or realize when it is better to do one thing or another. You may even miss some important event. There is no place to put the necessary data and carry out a comprehensive analysis. Imagine how much you will spend looking through the pages to find the important information you need. Now there are a lot of applications and online services for the organization of your working and studying time. Believe us, this needs to be done if you want to be productive regardless of the situation and mood. To-do-list today is an effective way to get your tasks in order and time-manage yourself as well.

Step 4: Take Notes

No matter which subject you are studying at the moment, you definitely make some notes. Why do you do that? It saves your time, as you should write down with the most important things that will help you remind everything you need. You can come back to these notes when you are working on an article, or talking about this particular topic in the class. If you do not have any chance to mark the text with a pencil or crayons, you can always use sticky notes as an alternative. Also, get some brief notes of teachers’ statements. Write down the most important ones and ignore the details. In this case, do not worry too much about grammar and spelling. These notes you do for yourself only.

Step 5: Take Breaks – Have Fun!

Students Work

Learning together with friends is always a bigger fun. Testing each other will help you remember the subject better. If one of you did not understand some issues of the topic, you can help him or her. Sometimes you can even spend your break talking about whatever you want. As there should be some spaces for rest in your schedule.

Short breaks will improve the effectiveness of your work and make you more productive. Do not stay in the workplace during a break. Do not sit at the table checking your email or chatting in social networks. Stand up and walk around. This will improve the blood circulation and therefore your mood. Prefer outdoor activities. Movement and change of scene impact positively on your well-being and health.

Proper planning will make your job better and more efficient, giving you enough time for creativity and spontaneity as well!

 

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