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Top 10 Tips for Better Time Management
carefully at how you use your time. Keep
a month or year planner to organise your term so that you know when
assessments are due
a daily ‘to do’ list and stick
Do the most important tasks first
your study time. A short break every hour will keep you more alert
- Find a good place to study and have it well organised. Ensure
everything is set up before
you settle down to work
big jobs into smaller pieces
times during the day when you would otherwise be simply waiting. Even if it
is just 10 minutes, have things like flash cards ready to use
to say “NO”
time for yourself to relax and enjoy life
For example: drop in visitors, pop up e-mails, unplanned or unnecessary
desk / poor personal organization
to say “no”
to do too much
Top 10 Ways to fight procrastination
is avoiding doing things which should be done.
- Think positively: Use positive
statements such as “"No time like the
present" or “ I have done it
before and can do it again”.
Decide what has to be done and how you are going to do it
bigger tasks into smaller pieces.
not expect perfection
for help if you need it
realistic about how long it will take to complete the task
yourself that it is actually your time you are wasting and the sooner you
complete the task, the sooner you can move on.
the habit of celebrating completed jobs - but do get back on task after
you have celebrated!
“Procrastination is the thief of time.” - Edward Young (1683-1765)
Time Management last updated 25 August 2008