…. Did I mention the word “schedule”? If you ask 10 different people their thoughts on scheduling, you’re going to get a variety of answers. Some might say that you should write out daily to-do lists and cross off items as you accomplish them. Cool. Doesn’t it feel great at the end of the day to look at a list of items that you’ve spent the day scribbling through? Ahhh…sweet, sweet productivity! Others might argue that a failed to-do list brings out the mentality that it’s a failed day. Example: “I got only eight out of ten things completed. What a waste of a day!”
Where there are pros and cons to scheduling, most can agree that it’s important to have some sort of organization for the day ahead.
Even with the unpredictability of the time required to complete certain tasks and assignments…. having an idea of what direction you’re headed is a sure-fire way to make sure you get there. Scheduling relieves stress. If you’re working on a project and you know you’ve scheduled free time with Sally and Jason later, it gives you something to work toward. When you’re relaxing, you know that you’ve gotten things accomplished so you can enjoy leisure time with your friends that much more.
Schedule your class time; schedule your work time; schedule your free time. Schedule all your time and you gain peace of mind.
For more tips on how to find the best time management strategies for you, visit the Learning Assistance Center in Reynolda Hall 117.