Time management tips


Becky
on Mar 20, 2012 @ 04:10 pm

Hi girls,

I'm taking some courses online "full time", I'm also working 40hours a week.  I do my class work throughout my day as time permits as I'm doing my work-work.  I end up staying back until 10pm, 11pm, and one day went home at 12:30am because I need to finish my class work.

I'm using an agenda to plan my school work, as well every week I plan the weeks task on a day by day basis.  I'm still feeling overwhelmed.  Do you have any tips on how I can better manage my time?

thanks :)
 


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Bren
Rest on Mar 20, 2012 @ 05:12 pm

The only advise I would offer is be sure to get plenty of rest when you can so that you don't burn out and get to overly stressed.
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girl21
Good luck! on Mar 20, 2012 @ 06:32 pm

Having an agenda is good. I have one but I rarely use it. If you use an agenda, be sure to put your schedules in the agenda. I neglected my agenda after I started using my online calender but since I am a paper and pencil kind of girl, that didn't work to well for me. If I have to open my computer up to see my calender then I end up browsing the webs instead.

Also set up personal dateline for yourself. Even if your paper is not due for the next 2 weeks, set up a dateline to finish it before that due date. I will be graduating soon and I'm finally grasping time-management.

Good luck!
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raji577
Time mangement skills on Mar 23, 2012 @ 03:56 am

Time mangement plans is a first step for sucess
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takoda
Wow Becky! on Mar 23, 2012 @ 07:13 am

That's an awful lot for one day never mind doing that much everyday for
weeks at a time. All I can say is I agree with Bren, you need to get as
much rest as you can when you can, but also remember to eat right and
get enough water. If you don't make these three thing a priority then
you will burn out and won't be able to accomplish what you are trying to
do no matter how organized you are able to get yourself. Good Luck
Becky, you go girl!!

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Aliza
Planning on Mar 23, 2012 @ 10:59 am

I work full time and am taking a class in school, volunteering two - three times a week and have a social life still (sometimes).

I find what works best for me is really managing my time in chunks. Giving myself a couple of hours to do school work, getting enough rest at night so I don't burn out, planning my evenings out with making dinner and doing any school work or errands that come up.

I use the calendar in my blackberry to manage my personal life, at work I have a calendar whiteboard I use... I find them both VERY helpful.
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AlexJC
Overwhelming Schedule! on Mar 23, 2012 @ 04:09 pm

That's definitely a lot on your plate and a ton to handle. I totally understand how you are feeling too, in college, I went to school fulltime, worked part time and interned. Keeping up was difficult. Using an agenda, making lists and using a calender all helped me. I also prioritize what I need to work on. So, I will make a list of things I need to do and I would (I still do too!) number them 1-3 or 5 or 10 etc. and then, make a mental note to only focus on what is important at that time. You know how people say take it one day at a time? I say, take it one task at a time. Don't over think it focus on the task at hand, do it and move on.

I like @alize's idea of a whiteboard, I have a chalkboard at home that I write down quick to-dos or even just things I know I need to get done by a certain date.

Most importantly, take care of yourself as well! Be sure to take a moment to yourself and decompress.
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