Mastering the Art of Time Management

“There is always time for everything.” You might have come across this self-explanatory adage. But, do you really understand what it means? When you are faced with a pile of homework and projects, you will always be overwhelmed and feel like you’re running out of time. Here are some things to help you get things straight –

  • Set your priorities. You’ve probably heard or read this before but seriously – there is no way around this. If you want to master time management, you need to break it into manageable chunks and it starts by setting priorities. List everything that must come first and put the rest down the bottom of the list if you can afford to do them later.
  • Approximate the time according to the level of difficulty. If the particular project or homework needs more time then give it more focus. Do not jump from one project to another just because of time constraint. It will not get you anywhere near finishing that project.
  • Learn how to say no. Yes, it’s better said than done but it does have its own benefits and advantages. It is only by saying no that you can free some of your time to take care of things that you should attend to.

Finally, always do today what you can instead of reserving it for later. Remember that in life, there is no later.