Time management round up
Whether you’re tackling your to-do list, diving into a towering pile of homework, or preparing to go back to school, one of the best ways to meet your goals is to learn how to effectively manage your time. Luckily, we’ve already written quite a bit about time management strategies, tools, and practical ways to be more efficient in your daily life. Check out some of our tips and tricks below.
Before you dig into planning out your daily routine, you’ll want to get a planner to keep track of your to-do’s. Picking out a planner can actually be kind of fun, and you’ll use it every day, so it’s worth looking for one you really like. From cute and colorful notebooks to sleek mobile apps, there are tons of options to choose from, and you’re sure to find one that fits your style.
Did you know there are all kinds of apps out there created specifically for time management? It’s true! We’ve found some of the best — like an app that rewards you for not looking at your phone and one that acts as a digital tomato timer — and listed them here.
Speaking of tomato timers — they’re a great way to be more efficient and effective while doing schoolwork. Check out this specific time management method that uses a tomato timer to encourage brain breaks.
Time blocking is another time management technique that requires you to allot a specific amount of time to each task on your to-do list. If scheduling isn’t your thing, this simple method is a great place to start!
If you struggle with procrastination: first, know that you’re not alone — almost every student procrastinates sometimes! Second, check out these 5 tips to help you stop putting your schoolwork off and get everything done on time.
Time management can be extra tricky when your work hours vary from one week to the next. Setting aside the same time slot for school every day may be out of the question for you, so read this blog post for other tactics you can use to make time for homework.
The holidays come with their own unique challenges, and this post has great time management tips you can use whenever your schedule gets extra busy.
If you love to cook, a trip to the grocery store might be your favorite part of the day… but for many of us, it’s a chore we dread. Save yourself some time and a grocery store run by freezing these unexpected freezer-friendly foods.
Let’s be honest: despite your best efforts, it’s pretty difficult to be efficient when you’re so tired you can barely stay awake. Read this blog post for some tips to help you get back to a healthy sleep schedule.
If you’re going to school online, you’re probably spending several hours reading every week. Why not cut that time down by learning to speed read? It’ll take some effort, but it’s certainly worth it for all the time you’ll save.
The “big rocks” time management method asks you to think about what’s most important in your life and prioritize accordingly. No physical rocks required.
There’s no better resource for time management tips than students who are in the thick of going back to school. Read this blog post to find out what works for them and get some ideas that might work for you, too.