Having to complete those last-minute assignments, scribbling down the missed-out notes, asking your friend to help you understand that one concept that you’ve been struggling since day one, studying for exams and trying to wedge in some time for your social life if you have few extra minutes left in your day – we’ve all been there.
But with exams coming up you would want to do every possible thing to manage your time and organize your schedule, right?
By taking the time to arrange your priorities, you can stick to your schedule that you’ve organized for your exams – if you haven’t done that yet, do it this instant- which can help reduce stress levels.
So, here are some time management tips that can help you strike the right balance and do your best.
- Eliminate distractions:
Needless to say, get rid of all the distractions that lead to procrastination. First things first, turn off your phone and put it away so you won’t be tempted to scroll through your social media.
- Always start early:
Have a look on your agenda for the day and start early. Starting early always helps – be it during your exams or while getting the assignments. One added advantage to completing your assignment on the same day is, it helps you to grasp more and remember even in the long run.
- Study in short intervals:
Having set short time for your studies and taking breaks in between has been proved efficient. Trying to work on one thing for too long can actually your mind to wander. So, make sure you schedule a shorter span to complete your task.
- Stay focused:
Be so focused that time seems to fly. But, the question is how do you do it? Well, find a challenge, develop your skills, eliminate distractions, set aside enough time, set your goals and focus completely on the task at hand.
- Work on one thing at a time:
Doing multiple things may get overwhelming but splitting your attention between more than one thing at a time isn’t an effective way to learn.
- Use a calendar:
Believe it or not, a calendar is the best way to plan your day. Schedule and organize your subjects and time, which in turn will help you manage your time better. It can also help you study in blocks and devote your time to various subjects. Set up a calendar and stick to it. Ensure to factor in some extra time in case an activity takes longer than expected. You can also use a checklist to tick off the tasks you’ve done with. This also gives you a sense of accomplishment.
- Reward yourself, you’re worth it:
Rewarding yourself is important. When you’ve achieved the tasks you’ve set for the day, reward yourself for a job well done. Meet your friends, go for a walk, watch your favourite movie – do whatever you enjoy. However, make sure you don’t overindulge.
- Get a goodnight’s sleep:
A good night’s sleep is essential to make sure your body and mind are well-rested and fresh for the following day. Are you one of those who pull an all-nighter, especially on days before your exams? Well, studies have proved studying at night is less productive than a consistent study.