Staying On Top of Your Project

A Million Other Things To Do

As the semester has reached the halfway point and starts to wind down, that doesn’t mean I don’t have a million things left to do. Recently, I’ve been having a hard time finding time to get everything I need to get finished, finished. Since everyone only had 24 hours in a day, here are some tips to help you make the most of your time.

Time Management

Time management is an extremely important skill and something I was not able to learn until I came to college. Though it can be very hard to master, there are lots of tools to help you become your best and most organized self.

How To Utilize Your Calendar To The Max

My calendar is my best ally when it comes to staying organized. I keep a color coded calendar that tells me what is due when and what it’s for. I also keep tabs on the tasks priority, and whether or not one thing needs to be worked on before another. Another tip is to set reminders for yourself to work on big projects a few times before it comes due. By working on a project multiple times before it’s due, you won’t be stuck in a heap of work at the deadline.

Don’t Overwhelm Yourself

Everybody has the same amount of time in the day, but it’s up to each person as to how they spend it. I am constantly aware of this, so I normally work for a greater portion of my days. With this, it came become quite exhausting working for extended amounts of time with very little down time or time to unwind. Something I’ve learned is, when I’m feeling drained from work, I won’t be putting my best work forward. At that point: it’s time to take a break. Normally I’ll take a walk so I feel refreshed in a new space. I’ll also try to watch some short online videos to give my brain a break. This is also a good way to make sure that my break isn’t too long, and that I’m on a somewhat of a schedule.

Take-Aways

The take-away’s from this post should be how to keep yourself on track to finish your work on time, but also how to keep from burning yourself out. At the end of the day, your mental health is more important than any assignment. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed, give yourself a break, and let your superiors know how you’re feeling. Hopefully they would work with you and help you reach your goals without draining yourself to the point of no return.

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