Time management means creating systems and processes to organise or allocate time to tasks in order to use your time effectively to achieve your goals. Managing your time effectively helps give you control over your schedule and create a balance between your studies and other aspects of your life.
Goals are easier to achieve when they are SMART:
You can turn large goals into a series of smaller or mini SMART goals. Each goal is then more likely to be achievable and realistic.
Mini SMART Goals:
You can also choose a reward method to help motivate you, such as checking social media or watching a TV show once you have completed all your SMART goals for the day.
The Pomodoro Technique is a strategy for managing time and keeping yourself on track in dedicated bursts of time. It involves dividing time into study periods of 25 minutes followed by a break period of 5 minutes. The goal is to focus yourself and minimise distractions by setting aside specific times to study and relax. Check out the video below for more information on how to use this technique.
Physical and digital tools can help you with time management. Find which ones work for you and commit to using them regularly.