Hello and welcome! Today’s topic is something that a lot of people struggle with, myself included! Great time management takes practice, but is not hard to master! Let’s dive right in…
- Create S.M.A.R.T. goals.
- Plan and prioritize. A tactic that has been helpful for me as well as some of my friends is a simple little thing that you can do; keep a planner! My favorite type of planner is a monthly planner, and my favorite brand is Erin Condren! The one I have even came with stickers to help you organize and make it cute! Everything is more fun when it’s cute, right? 🙂
3. Staying healthy. This is a lot easier said than done, coming from experience. I’m sure you have all heard about gaining the “freshman fifteen,” that can easily turn into the freshman twenty or thirty! An easy way to combat the abundant amount of ice cream, yummy desserts at the dining hall, energy drinks, and alcohol is to create a grocery budget. Plan out the healthiest things you can think of, that you know you will eat. That way, you can stick to healthy eating habits while saving money by not purchasing every thing you see as you wander down the isles! In terms of a quick snack in the instance of a late night studying or a busy day, veggies are my go to. I know how easy it is to grab a candy bar or a pack of crackers but those add up fast in sodium and sugar—two things you do not want when trying to stay healthy! Another great way to stay healthy is to workout. I would suggest to block out an hour a day, Monday through Friday, to go to your school’s recreation center. The combination of eating healthy and keeping your body moving will help you greatly.
4. Phone a friend. Stressing out over a midterm exam or a research paper? Phone a friend. They can help talk you through calming down and starting fresh. Who knows, if you’re lucky maybe they are in one of the same classes as you and can help you in any content areas you are stuck on.
5. Take study breaks! I cannot stress this enough! Your brain can only concentrate on work for 40 minutes at a time. Taking study breaks every hour has really helped me focus and learn all that I need to, to be successful and get good grades. Trust me, you don’t want to sit down and work on something for four hours straight!
6. Last but not least, know when to reward yourself! This is by far the most exciting tip I can give you. On a Friday night after a long week of classes and homework GO HAVE A FUN NIGHT ON THE TOWN OR HAVE A MOVIE MARATHON; you deserve it! Work hard, play hard.
With that all being said, I invite you to email me at: email@example.com for any questions, comments, or ideas for topics you might want to learn more about. Thank you for reading and I will talk to y’all in the next post! Xoxo