Gone are the days when time used to be a liberal commodity. When you could sit for hours under the stars or you could play ball with your friends till eternity and still managed to get your homework done. Time Management is an essential life skill which plays a very important role not only in a student’s life but also in general, for everyone.
We still get 24 hours a day, so what is it that it makes us feel like there is never enough time?
In today’s age, competition is fierce. And young kids and students face the music like never before. It is not enough to ace your exams, it is equally important to participate in extracurricular activities such as playing a sport, painting, swimming and so on. The stakes are high if you want to climb the social ladder.
For students, it is imperative that you manage your time well enough to accommodate all that you want to achieve within the stipulated time without damaging your physical or mental endurance. It is also important to get into the habit of time management from a young age because hey, if you think that you are busy now, mind you, you will be even busier later in life.
It’s about time that you start managing your time! Here are some tips:
Planning is key. Everybody in this world gets the same amount of time. It is up to you to decide what you want to do with it. Making a list of things to do is a very good start. Keep a calendar handy, jot down your schedule, classes, assignments and project due dates. You can then prioritize based on their importance, ease and relevance.
Always work with a goal in mind. Set your short-term goals and long-term goals. The timeline should always be clear on when you want to be able to achieve these goals. Analyze your rout towards your goal periodically and make modifications if required. You will always come up with hindrances, but make sure you don’t lose focus.
Do not Procrastinate
Procrastination can be a major obstacle towards achieving your goals in time. Try not to get into the habit of postponing things which can easily be done at that time. One of the ways to avoid procrastination is to break the big task into smaller tasks which will be easier to get done with. Keeping organized and setting up meaningful goals also help.
Avoid that unnecessary phone call, the one more round of video game, the binge eating, that TV series and everything that can be a distraction. These distractions do not seem much of a big deal but in the long run, it highly affects your ability to manage your time.
Maintaining a balance between your academic tasks (homework, assignment, projects); social tasks (friends, family fun) and general tasks (food, sleep health) is very important. Once you have a balance with these, you will certainly be successful in life!
Note for parents
At Aloha Mind Math Canada, with the help of Abacus learning, we teach students the skills to quickly analyze and deliver answers to complex math problems within seconds. This help a child’s mental learning abilities, concentration power, and holistic development of the brain. Time is essential, get your child ahead of the race. You can enroll your child for mental math classes at Aloha. Register online here or call 604-597-8663 for more details.