A full-time flexible schedule demonstrates the need and usefulness of time management techniques. It is even more imperative to stay on top of my educational workload and while juggling full-time jobs. The most precious resource is time, and learning to control time is the key to academic success.
Skip Downing believes that “highly effectively learners put in sufficient time on tasks”. Alan Lakein believes that “time equals life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.” Jess Mansour Scherman believes that setting goals and keeping organized will help your time management skills. I agree with all three authors that those aspects can help you improve your time management skills. I think
I learned in this activity how crucial time management skills will be to my ability to complete this course successfully. The analysis from the questionnaire (Table 2) as well as keeping a record of what activities I focus on for a couple of days, opened my eyes to a few areas of improvement. From the patterns observed I could see that most of my time was taken up by work and commitments as well as procrastination. Not being able to juggle theses successful led to irritation and was unproductive. Research suggests that managing ones emotions, being self-aware and self-motivate can be factors for success for a student (Allan, 2009).
Over the course of four school days, I used two techniques to help better manage my time. The first technique I used was the use of a daily schedule / planner. Often times I became overwhelmed with the amount of work I had due, so being able to assort them and plan a specific time for each subject each day helped me manage my schoolwork better. My second technique was spaced studying. Before, I tended to cram a day or two before a test or a quiz.
2.1 Understanding time management According to Ghebre (2012), Time is one of the most non-renewable resources in everyone’s lives and it will always be their enemy no matter how hard they work or strive to achieve. Therefore, it is imperative to master the skill of time management to take full advantage on the limited amount of time available. The term ‘time management’ can be defined as “a set of principles, practices, skills, tools, and systems working together to help one get more value out of one’s time with the aim of improving the quality of life” (Timethoughts.com, 2004). It is the process of organizing and planning how much time you spend on specific activities. The exercising of time management can increase productivity, efficiency
I am very motivated to work harder and excel as a bright student in my class. Therefore, I maintain a diary where I make a list of all the work that needs to be done and write down the schedule of my classes. This enables me to know when I have to complete which work and always be on time for my classes. In addition, I have gained the skill of multitasking from my practice of punctuality. As a result, I can finish more work in comparatively less time.
If feeling frazzled by the time you even get to work is an everyday occurance for you, then learning mindfulness habits would be a great solution. Mindfulness can start out helping us in our morning routine and throughout the day. This is a review of a mindfulness self-help book that looks into some topics of interest and how this book can be applied to our lives. Book Of Choice For this book review I have chosen 10-Minute Mindfulness: 71 habits for living in the present moment by S.J Scott and B. Davenport. I chose this book because I already had an interest in learning more about meditation and its potential benefits.
They require concentration to detail, to be working your 8 hours in the office and you are completely focusing on without any overlap of other tasks, in the other hand, when we are in the class or doing our assignments at home without allowing any of the interruptions may face us. So, when we are attempting to do too many different things at one time, for example to do your homework at work or to answer a work telephonic call in the class, absolutely each individual task suffers as a result, our assignment may be wrong solved, and our work performance may not well fulfillment. Over all that if there will not be well organized and planned multitasking, and without Setting priorities such as between work and study, simply it will be wasting of time, consuming our efforts and materials with no effective
Multitasking can lead to sloppy, unfinished, and unpolished work. Another strategy I use to stay on task with my school work is keeping a calendar. Keeping a calendar is beneficial because it shows what I have going on that day, when I am free to do school work, and what work I have to accomplish. Without a calendar I would be forgetting about assignments and prior obligations. Using these tips can help one with bettering themselves in both school and everyday