2 years ago
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How to manage time

How do you manage time with school work and jobs and family and vacations and more school work

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2 years ago

Here is a small list of priorities that could be helpful for you:

1. Sleep / Well Being

No exceptions here -- you have to make sure that you are getting enough sleep. If not, everything else that you do will be worse.

Same goes for your well being; make sure you are physically, emotionally, and mentally okay.

2. School / Job

This can go either way, so I'm putting them together. In school, make a list of your assignments, quizzes, tests, etc. A planner is massively helpful when doing this. Generally, assignments that are due earlier have more priority, but there are exceptions (such as midterms and finals). For work, make sure that you are doing enough to meet your monetary goal without burning yourself out. Be realistic and be willing to reconsider in case your initial thoughts were wrong.

3. Relaxation

This groups a lot of items together, such as being with friends and family and spending time to unwind on social media. While at times this helps with #1, it's helpful to leave this until when your work for the day is done. Don't throw this priority away -- I know how that feels from experience, and it is not a good decision.

2 years ago

As someone who played 2 sports while participating in multiple AP classes, I can definitely help in this area.

when it comes to time management, it's all about prioritizing things. You need to figure out which assignment is worth the most, needs to be done first, is most important, etc. All of that is entirely up to you, only you can decide which assignment requires the most amount of attention vs what doesn't need as much.

When it comes to vacations and such, all you can do in those courses is find free time and complete it then. Of course, there are other options, such as getting ahead in class and doing all the work beforehand but balancing that with other responsibilities can be very difficult to manage.

Regarding jobs, that is up to you when you want to work and complete your work. When I was working I was studying in my off time. If your entire day goes to busy activities, use every opportunity you have to get work done.

when I was struggling with my schedule, I was staying up till 4 am every night and waking up at 6 for school. I highly suggest you avoid procrastinating. I understand that it feels necessary when you're so busy the entire day and it feels like a break, but the sooner you get the work done, the more rest you can get, and sleep is one of the most important factors in this you cannot make exceptions for.

to sum up, prioritize everything in your day. Understand what takes and needs the most amount of time, and go from there. Once you have a routine down, everything becomes a lot simpler. Just writing down all the assignments you have for the day can make things much easier.

I hope I helped, even in the slightest bit. I fully empathize with you about not understanding time management, and I've only recently learned how time management really works, and how useful it is. Avoid procrastinating, make daily schedules for yourself, and you should be fine.

2 years ago

Hi! That's a great question. It honestly depends because everyone functions differently, depending on YOUR work ethic, there are various ways to help manage time and keep your schedule organized. For me personally, here are some of the many strategies.

1. Create a Schedule! Making a schedule will help you stay on task and lets you map out all the goals you need to achieve for the day. Such as, keeping a certain time for your homework, or keeping a certain time for you to take a break. This way, you can stay organized and not fall behind on time. Keep an eye on the clock! Using alarms and timers always works for me! :)

2. Prioritize. When you feel like you are lacking in the amount of time given to you, try to prioritize your tasks. Group the things that are similar and try to finish those together.

3. Ask for help. Don't be afraid to ask for help! Sometimes things might be going a bit hectic, if you feel like you can't handle it, talk to someone about it. There are many ways your friends, family, or even peers can help you.

These are just 3 small tips that I use when I need to manage time. Hope this helps!

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