Time management is a big issue that students face when it comes to studying. You got your tuition tests, cycle tests, everyday tests, entrance tests and competitive exams. While there are these plethora of tests, where does one get time to actually study for writing it? Apart from exams, there is also a life that the students need to live, not for enjoying but at least to maintain his or her sanity and avoid stress as the pressure mounts.
In order to manage your time effectively, here are some tips that you can follow and get closer to your academic goals. Time and tide waits for none but you can definitely plan and execute your tasks in the allotted time. Read on.
It is not enough to make plans in the air and then forgetting about it later. If you are serious about your goals, you have to dedicate enough seriousness to the planning too. Write down your schedule for the day and then try to adhere to it.
You can also make a long schedule, say for a particular period like study holidays. Allocate the start and end time for studying and divide the days according to the number of subjects. Keep the last few days for revision.
When you make time schedules, there are 80% chances that you don't adhere to it. So you need to find ways to encourage yourself to stick to it. How do you do it? Introduce self rewards like having an ice cream or a chocolate if you successfully finish studying as per your plan.
Treating yourself after each successful completion will give you the motivation to stick to your time chart and do it dexterously.
During the planning part, you might feel very ambitious and allocate too many things to be done too quick. It is good to be aiming for more but it is important for you to make credible goals so that it is doable and you actually do it. So allot enough time for each session and subject.
As you get into long hours of study, it is important to take a break in between to feel refreshed and stay active. So while planning your time, remember to mark a time for break and if possible also decide what kind of activities to indulge in the break. Make a strict no for gadgets. Instead, sleep or take a walk in the garden. Such real time activities will do you good.
Reschedule when out of schedule
There will be many times when you lag behind and do not go according to the schedule. During such times, rewrite your time and action plan and work again to stick to it than feeling despondent about having failed in your time plan.
Planning and executing tasks is a vital thing when it comes to time management. So make it right and make it big in your success.