Sunday, March 12, 2017
Using Time Efficiently
Procrastination. We have all done it and it is a very hard habit to break. When I arrived at college, I thought I was an expert at getting assignments done ahead of schedule and preparing for future assignments far in advance. When I arrived here, I realized that motivating myself to get up everyday and do something meaningful would be more challenging than I originally thought. In college, it can be tempting to procrastinate assignments and take naps all day because no one is telling you what you can and cannot do. Since then, I have learned a few strategies that I use to get my daily tasks done, prevent me from procrastinating, and keep a healthy lifestyle.
Before you can begin to plan your day-to-day productivity, look into purchasing a few calendars. I like to keep a large wall calendar as an overview for my month, an everyday planner for appointments, work, and family events, and an assignment or “to-do” notebook.
It is important to prepare your schedule in advance by adding due dates to your calendar as soon as you receive them. This is so you can prepare how much time each day needs to be devoted to each assignment.