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Time Management Suggestions


Create a simple plan that will allow you to provide time to do all the things you need to accomplish each day. Go over it two or three times, try and see if you forgot anything. If it looks doable, try it for a couple of days, if it's not working, change it. Once it's working properly, print it out and post it where it's easly seen as a reminder.


Once you have figured out your plan, maybe put it on a monthly calander to view daily. Remember there will be days when schedules and times will change. But it's important to have a planner to get you back on track as soon as possible. You should check the planner before you retire for the night to know what to expect the next day, and check it first thing in the morning to refresh your memory for the day. Students who manage their time wisely will be able to spend more time doing other activities they enjoy. Manageing your time properly will help you get the most out of your study time and your education. You will enjoy the better grades you will get also.


Use your time wisely


Time is something you cannot get back, once it is gone, it's gone. There will be times when you can study bits and pieces when you are driving or taking an evening or morning walk. Get an ipod to listen to soothing music or for class information. Put your time to good use when ever you can, don't wait till the last minute and stress yourself out.


Find resources that will help you in this endeavor. Search the internet on the subject and related subject matter. Sometimes the way the same subject matter is presented, makes all the difference in your retaining the information. Other outside resources can help save you time, money and shorten your learning curve.


Keep unnecessary activities to a minimum.


Try and keep your routine as normal as possible and put off unnecessary or less important items until your school work is completed for that day. This maybe one of the most difficult parts of a time management plan, but it's important to work at keeping your normal routine that you have devised.


Distractings will put pressure on your schedule and can cause poor performance in your assignments or test. Remember you want to be the best student you can be. Don't let less important activities cause grief that can be handled another time or another way. You are not in this world alone, there maybe friends or other family members help you through these other situtations. Don't get behind on your studying or homework, keeping up to date with your studies will cause you less stress in the long run.


Some Rules of Time


The first is that time is perishable

This means that it cannot be saved. In fact, time can only be spent. Because time is perishable, the only thing you can do with it is to spend it differently, to reallocate your time away from activities of low value and toward activities of higher value. But once it is gone, it is gone forever. 

Time Is Indispensable
The second rule of time is that time is indispensable. All work requires time. No matter what it is you want to do in life, even looking out a window or sleeping in for a few extra minutes, it requires a certain amount of time. And according to the 10/90 Rule, the 10% of time that you take to plan your activities carefully in advance will save you 90% of the effort involved in achieving your goals later. The very act of thinking through and planning your work in advance will dramatically reduce the amount of time that it takes you to do the actual job.

The Currency Of The Future 
The third rule of time is that time is irreplaceable. Nothing else will do, especially in relationships. Time is the only currency that means anything in your relationships with the members of your family, your friends, colleagues, customers and coworkers. Truly effective people give a lot of thought to creating blocks of time that they can then spend, without interruption, with the important people in their lives.


Spell The Word Correctly
There is a question: “How do children spell the word ‘Love?’” 
And the answer is “T-I-M-E.” It is the same with your spouse, as well. The important people in your life equate the amount of time that you spend with them, face to face, head to head, knee to knee, with the amount that you actually love them. 

Grow Your Relationships
The more time that you spend with another person, especially a member of your family, the deeper grows your understanding and affection for that person. If you get too busy to spend time with your children, you eventually lose contact with them and they go off into their own personal world of school, peers and other activities. 

The Key to Goal-Achievement
The fourth rule is that time is essential for accomplishment. Every goal you want to achieve, everything you want to accomplish, requires time. In fact, one of the smartest things you ever do, when you set a goal, is to sit down and allocate the exact amount of time that you are going to have to invest to achieve that goal. The failure to do this almost always leaves the goal unaccomplished. 

Action Exercises
Here are two things you can do immediately to put these ideas into action:

First, decide today to redirect and reallocate your time away from low-value tasks and toward high-value activities. 

Second, make a plan to spend more time face-to-face with the most important people in your life. The more you think about the use of your time, the better you will become.