How We Can Improve Our Time Management

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Time is a concept to which all college students will need to become familiar with in order to succeed. This of course includes management but also effectively using time in a correct manner. If a student cant manage their time, it will affect them throughout life by making them late and not being able to accomplish their set goals when they originally wanted to. As students we can easily manage our time by setting specific schedules, using the available resources, pulling ourselves out of situations that may be distracting, and simply getting our eight hours of sleep. Learning to manage oner's time is a crucial step in each one of us must take for the future. Before I talk about what we can do to improve our time management, I wish to state why it is important in the first place. Any of us can say that successfully managing our time means being able to lessen the actual amount of time it takes to achieve more in a day. With basic knowledge we know that the less amount of time it takes to complete more, we will ultimately have more time for ourselves in the end. There will be many schedules that we will have while in college. Not every student will have the same. There are academic, sports, extracurricular, and personal schedules that will best fit our individual needs. Everyone, young or old, has their own personal routine. We love our set schedules only because they keep us moving at a steady, comfortable pace through our whole lives. Keeping up with these schedules wont be difficult as long as that person doesnt procrastinate. Just by being human, procrastination is, without dispute, in our genes. Throughout generations and our own lifetimes, we have perfected the skill of procrastination to a point. The online web has countless resources students, teachers, and average working men and women can use for their assistance. When used for research the internet is used to look up information about what the person desires to know. Nowadays the internet is the best tool to use for setting reminders and schedules, as well as smart technology in order to make the small things easier to accomplish. Though it is useful, it can also be a great device for procrastination and distractions. The easiest thing that people can do is to get distracted, especially when the interruption is something we believe to be worth our time. Everyone gets distracted at some point every day. When it comes to college students, getting distracted becomes far too easy for some. Parties are a large distraction. They tend to keep us long enough for them to completely lose track of time, primarily if we are have a good time or enjoying it. It could be that the person just doesnt want to leave or, depending on the party, it got to a point to where they couldnt leave. Not focusing on what is most important, will ultimately harm anyone in the end. This could be failing a test, being demoted, or losing a job because they failed to stay focused. I, myself, can easily stay on time and on target of what I need to be accomplished, but only when I get enough sleep. We all know that sleep is vital no matter what, but yet we still dont seem to realize how much of an affect it has on our lives. If I were to go around asking people about sleep, I would get roughly the same answer every time. That sleep is good and not getting enough is bad, but I choose not to get enough because I have an agenda that I must accomplish. We were all told in health class that we should have at least eight hours of sleep every night if we are to perform exceptionally every day. As an opinion, I believe that when caffeine became a huge part of life, people began to think that the eight hours wasnt necessary anymore. We can simply stay up late and drink caffeine in the morning in order to perform well enough. While this may be true, the body itself still needs eight hours at the minimum to mentally and physically prepare itself for the coming day. Staying up late can also lead to a bad habit of constantly staying up, thus throwing people off course from their specific schedule as well as the bodyr's itinerary. Every personr's perception of time differs. Time will take up a huge piece of the pie that is our lives. Without our concept of time as well as time management, we would never be able to achieve our objectives. We, as people, decide what we make of it though. If an individual wishes to spend their time partying and procrastinating, then they will eventually learn the outcome of their time, whether it be positive or negative. They will also encounter the effects of their decisions that follow. They then are consciously able to see that outcome and are capable of changing their management styles, in order to obtain outcomes that are good for them.

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