The Art we call as Time Management

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Time Management – the issue people are worried the most about, the trait we all aspire for and the quality that is said to hold the key to success. But, though the words may be very simple to understand, a majority of people have issues with it.

There are instances when the people actually read ‘Success Stories’, ‘Motivational Books’ and other materials that claim to ‘teach’ them the art of time management and getting organized; but do they actually get what they need?

Let’s have a brief insight into this trouble maker and get to know the dynamics of dealing with it in a somewhat different way.

Well, it is a well known fact that you cannot extend the number of hours in a day, cannot add a day to the week or just make an addition to the number of weeks a year would have, so you just have to make the best of the available pick.

In order to make the best of the available time for studying, here is a small strategy for the students:

Chart out a Term Calendar:

The candidates should chalk out as Term Calendar for them and update all the way the term advances. How to get started is as follows:

  • Add the activities and school assignments with their deadlines and thus generate the basic schedule for the year.
  • Enter the already known out of school activities.

Stick to Schedule, but stiffness will make you sore

  • The students should understand that having consistency in their routines and sticking to the schedule chalked out by them is one of the most important requirements in order to keep your time managed. But in order to avoid the schedule from becoming too much exhausting and mundane, proper flexibility in between the activities should be there.
  • If you have to study Maths in between 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm, then it doesn’t mean that if some other inevitable activity creeps in, then you can’t do it.

Chart out a Weekly Schedule

It may seem too idealistic, but managing at smaller levels is what makes the whole time period managed.

Dedicate every Sunday to chart out a schedule for the coming week and update it as the week goes on. After a few weeks you will actually get used to the schedule you chalked out and every activity will fall in place.

Include the activities from the term calendar.

Review the notes of last week to see of any task was left unaccomplished.

The important things to be included will be studying for tests, project working and assignment completion.

Daily Organizer Preparation:

Coming to the minute time management, we have the Daily Organizer to keep all the activities of a day on track and managing every hour of the day as we want.

Write down the activities you have to do in a day and put a tick mark against the ones that have been completed. This will prompt you to move to the next task in the line.

Take the Weekly Schedule into account while writing down the activities for the next day.

Revise the class notes for the day to see any other tasks to be included in the organizer.

The students should however take care that the weekly schedule should have more detail than the term calendar and the daily organizer should be more detailed than the weekly organizer.

This planning of time at various levels will help the students to keep their activities on track and learn what we call as time management.