It’s About Time

Written by: Jude Bokovoy 

The life of a college student can get plenty unorganized when time management skills aren’t in one’s toolkit. Skip the stress by adding these three suggestions to one’s daily routine and get back on track today.

Set a sleeping schedule — Of course, it’s best to wake up early to be one’s most productive self. But it’s much more than that. In reality, if one wakes up at 7 a.m. but doesn’t go to bed until 2 a.m. it wouldn’t be good. This is why setting up a sleeping regimen can be crucial to success. Ideally, one should be getting eight to ten hours of sleep each night. It can be okay to get less but definitely not more. Although it may seem like the healthier option to sleep more, sleeping too much can lead to a lack of energy throughout the day. If one goes to bed at 11 p.m. and wakes up at 7 a.m., it would be the perfect amount of rest, while giving the opportunity to knock out some tasks in the morning.

Leave early — The main reason why people find themselves arriving late to their plans is because they didn’t give themselves enough time to get there. To ensure timeliness, give oneself 10 minutes or more of breathing room. Let’s be real, it’s better to arrive early and watch TikToks in one’s car than to be late to an appointment for something as trivial as scrolling too long before one’s departure.

Have a planner — This cannot be stressed enough. Being able to see one’s entire week laid out on paper is a blessing.. Keeping a planner updated can allow one to keep up with assignments, fill in unexpected plans, plan far out and feel more relieved when seeing everything laid out. There is an abundance of options to choose from when it comes to layout, size, space and whatever else one can think of. Outlet stores such as T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s have many options at a great price.

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