by Krista Nadeau
Sticky note reminders. Another item on the to-do list. Google calendar full. Check, check, check. Time management is described as the “ability to plan and complete activities and tasks in a timely and productive manner.” Easy enough, except when it isn’t.
Benefits of learning time management, aside from online learning success, trickle over into life as well. One of the benefits is stress reduction. Listen up procrastinators— you may feel like you work better under pressure, but if you are being honest with yourself, it can be miserable not only for you but for those around you as well. Increased decision-making abilities, more free time, and more self-discipline are also all results of time good management skills.
To get started try the following:
- Identify your goals
- Make a to-do list
- Start with top priority items first
- Estimate/track the amount of time a task will take
- Delegate if it’s an option
- Take short breaks to maintain focus
Twenty-four hours, that’s all we get a day to get things done. Planning ahead and accomplishing goals will not only result in feeling productive, it will also allow free time for doing more important things.