• Fri. Apr 19th, 2024

Time Management is a Skill That Becomes More and More Necessary as One Gets Older

As children we were all free to play with not a care in the world. The sun getting low was just the
end to a day of play and not much else.

As we students get older, however, our time becomes much more limited. Free time slowly
becomes nonexistent. This is much more apparent for students who often have to balance many
things such as classes, jobs, extracurricular activities, and more. How can one possibly balance
so many things while still having time for relaxation.

One crucial tip is to set your priorities straight. On weeks where it feels like work is piling, it’s
important to lay out your work and decide what can and what cannot wait.

Related article: Worker smarter, not harder

Make a list of all your tasks for the coming week and lay it out in front of you. From there, rank
each task on a scale of 1-10 importance. Now that you know what’s most important, least
important, and everything in between, you can start tackling the tasks one by one. Start with the
more important tasks and get them out of the way so that when you make it to the easier tasks,
they will genuinely feel easier.

Another crucial tip is to simply stop procrastinating. Most people wake up in the morning and
when they see the work lined up for them that day, they’ll push it off until later. However, what
happens when “later” comes around and the student is too tired to work?

Instead of procrastinating until the last second, it is better to get the work out of the ways so that you will
have less to worry about later.

If you’d like to learn more about time management and hear more ways to properly handle your
time, Sinclair is officially hosting a discussion where they dive deeper into the subject. It is titled
Sinclair Talks: Time Management – Unlocking Your Full Potential and students can find it
March 27 at Building 8’s stage area from 11 a.m.-noon.

Dion Johnson

Intern