Learning how to manage your time will help you feel in control and keep your stress level down. Try these suggestions and improvise to create a strategy that works best for you.
Make a to-do list.
Ask yourself two questions. What has to be done today? And what would be nice to have done today? Set your priorities.
Make a to-do list every day. Put the things that have to be done today or are the most important on top of the list and do them first.
Your to-do list may look something like this.
Make the most of your time.
Catch up on some reading on the bus. Or do 10 minutes of an assignment while you're waiting for your friend or dinner to be ready rather than watching TV.
This also may mean you can't do everything your friends and family are doing or have asked of you. It takes discipline to say no, but remember there will be many more opportunities for fun. Make your investment in yourself the priority now.
Set aside time.
Schedule times to study and complete the items on your to-do list. Many people have a time of day when they do their best work. Use this time to study and do homework.