Have you ever wondered how some people seem to have their life together? Going to all their lectures, sports training and are always up for a night out – they manage their time almost effortlessly.
The key to perfect life balance is time management. Once you have mastered these easy steps to managing your time better you will no longer question what you are doing wrong.
Make a Plan
Firstly, by writing all the things you need to do down will help you see clearly what needs to be tackled. By planning what to do each day you structure your week and make time for both your work and social life.
When planning your week, you need to be realistic about how much you can do in a day. You are not going to go to a full day of lectures, the library, training and a night out. A rule follow is plan for the minimum you need to get done. Knowing you have a busy day at uni, plan to do one or two things. This allows for breathing room in your week and if something came up unexpectedly then it wouldn’t throw the whole schedule out the window.
A rule follow is plan for the minimum you need to get done. Knowing you have a busy day at uni, plan to do one or two things.
When it comes to actually getting these things done you need to make an order. Prioritising is crucial – creating an order of what tasks are vital to complete and what could be left a few days. Not everything needs to be done at once. If you have your friend’s birthday and a deadline, ask yourself if you have time to get the assignment done before the party or if you can leave it till next week.
We all know when we have a lot on our plate it can be very tempting to throw in the towel. The easiest way to try to prevent this happening is to plan what you need to do based on what you like doing and don’t. If you have a big test coming up and need to revise, plan to do something like going to the cinema or going out for dinner with your friends as a revision break. With your priorities in check it will be simple to keep yourself motivated. I always make sure I am doing something I enjoy at the end of a task or when I am most likely to lose motivation
With your priorities in check it will be simple to keep yourself motivated. I always make sure I am doing something I enjoy at the end of a task.
Balance is Key
This is tip is probably obvious but it is the most important. The success of time management all comes down to an equal balance with all the things that go on in your life. The point is, it’s essential to allow time for your social life, your studies, the things you enjoy etc. without putting pressure on one or the other.
Now knowing the secrets to the perfect way to time manage you can make your life a little simpler. People who seem to be superhuman, and get everything done, are just like everyone else, expect they have very good time management skills.
Last modified: 6th November 2017