Time management tips

By Megan Palumbo1851 Staff
As a college student, it is inevitable to feel like your brain is scattered. Between moving into a residence hall, taking classes, joining clubs and meeting new people, how does one even find time to sleep?

Whether you are eating in class, or doing homework on the tredmill, it is important to find harmony and balance in our days. I have been on campus for almost two months now, and can confidently say I am managing my time wisely (for a first-year student). Some tips I can pass along are:
  1. Write a list of what you have to do every day. If you write it down you are more likely to get it done, rather than having the reminders float around in your head and quickly be forgotten.
  2. Take your to-do list and organize what things must be completed and when. An essay would probably be above binge watching “The Office” on Netflix.
  3. Schedule a little wiggle room in between tasks. Sometimes we are interrupted or an emergency occurs. Instead of panicking, you have time set aside to take care of this.
  4. When in doubt, power nap it out! It is scientifically proven that a 20-30 minute nap during the day can help sharpen your mind and improve focus.
  5. Putting your phone on “Do Not Disturb” is crucial for getting work done. This goes for any electronic device as well as social media sites- turn them off. Whatever is happening on Twitter or Netflix will be there later when you finish your work, I promise.

Regardless if you are a first-year or upperclassmen, employing these habits will increase your productivity and help you to enjoy each semester.

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