5 Time Management Tips You Need To Know
April 6, 2016 / Sharnie Carter
Time management is very important when you are studying. You will need to schedule when things need to be completed by in order to stay on track and complete your course in the given time frame. Here are 5 time management tips you need to know:
Write down in a planner or on a calendar when you wish to complete your assignments. You will then know how long to spend on each one and it will allow you measure your progress. Make sure you organise your work and your place of study, so you do not have any distractions whilst learning.
Don’t spend hours on a task that doesn’t need to be completed any time soon. Start with more important tasks that have deadlines approaching. By prioritising your work it will allow you to get the assignments that have shorter deadlines completed first. This will prevent you from falling behind and rushing your work at the end of your course.
Stop and stay away from any interruptions whilst you study. Put your phone in your draw, even if social media is calling you! Tell the people you live with that you are studying and not to interrupt you. They will understand that you need to concentrate. Finding a quiet place to study will also help you to focus on your work.
Don’t forget to have a break
You should aim to have a 5-10 minute break after every hour of studying. This break will allow your brain to rest before going back to your work. You should also remember to have a couple of days off from studying a week. Whatever you plan to do whether it’s meeting friends or even spending the day watching TV make sure you relax and enjoy yourself, so that you are ready to begin studying again.
Get a good night’s sleep
You should aim at getting 6-9 hours sleep at night. This will allow your brain to rest and help perform at its peak the following day. Research suggests that sleep plays an important role in memory, both before and after learning a new task. Lack of adequate sleep affects mood, motivation, judgement, and your perception of events.