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Time management: how to get it right

by Staff Reporter

Do you ever feel like you have so much to do and so little time? Or do you dream of a world where you can lengthen the hours in your day?  Time management is tricky to get right.  We hear you.  Let’s get your time managed. 

So many of us wish we could stretch out our time! Including legendary people such as Albert Einstein, Mother Teresa, and even Madiba! 

The Skill of Time Management

The truth of the matter is that when you learn how to manage your time effectively, you’ll be able to get more done in the time limitations you have!

This is why we want to make sure that you are ready with all the necessary skills to manage your precious time during this period . Not only will time management benefit you in the next few weeks, but it is  a skill that you’ll be greatly appreciative of throughout your life. 

When you can learn how to manage time well, and how to use the time you have to the best of your ability, you’ll be able to accomplish so much more than you ever expected! 

Let’s just put this out there: the procrastination station can be alluring with all its wonderful distractions. However, procrastination is just a glorified way to waste your precious time. Take this as a friendly reminder from the little angel voice on your shoulder, avoid procrastination like the plague and plan out your study time

What is Time Management?

Time management is one of the most valuable soft skills one can develop. It will be a high priority when you are in the working world, and hitting many other potential milestones in your life. 

Time management is essentially the ability to prioritise your tasks in their appropriate categories, plan out how you’ll achieve the goals you set, and give yourself enough time to complete each one. 

You will need to learn the difference between what is urgent, and what is important in time management so that you know where and when to slot various things in.  It’s all about planning and productivity. 

Matrics: Time is Ticking

With finals already here, you are probably feeling an array of different emotions. Part of time management is making sure you take a breather here and there so that your emotions don’t rule you, but rather you give yourself the opportunity to process things. This is also something you have to make time for and carve into your schedule. Essentially, this is priority number one when managing your time.  

Fun fact: stress management is as important as time management. 

Plan out your matric work and the time you spend on summarising, research and learning

Some ways you can improve your time management skills include: 

  • drawing up a study timetable 
  • scheduling and allocating your different sections of work at different times
  • set alarms throughout the day so you are reminded when to start and stop with your studying sections

Also be sure to eat all the good food that gets your brain thinking well and clearly. 

Time Management: Master the Skill

We, as people, have huge capacity, (a bigger capacity than we think!). Time management is all about planning well so we can unlock that capacity, making growth one of our fundamental life principles. We can’t escape growth; we can only learn how to own it, and this is why we need to master the skill where we are at!

FundiConnect 2Cents

Check out our course on time management to develop your skills a little further. We cover the basics of this soft skill and look into how you can prioritise well so that you can be in charge of your time, instead of the other way around.  At EduOne, we are all about setting you up for a WIN!

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