Friday, January 29, 2010

A Teen Perspective on: Time management

A Teen Perspective on: Time management
By: KRae

Managing your time to some can come as easy as washing your hands but I have noticed that lots of my friends seem to have a very difficult time managing their time. And that is why I felt I needed to write a little article just to try and help out.

So, if you are one of these people where procrastinating comes more naturally to you than anything else (or if you just need help managing your time) than please I do ask you to continue reading because this might do some good for you.

A Big thing that I believe will help you in managing your time is to, either in your head or on paper, categorize what takes up your time in lists or numbered rankings, by importance.

Example, work and or school are, or should be, pretty darn high on your list or ranking. And getting a new achievement on a game or updating friends on the latest gossip should be pretty low, weather you want to admit it or not. I’m assuming your getting my point.

After you have everything categorized try and set up time blocks to do what you need to do. But make sure you have your lower ranked time as well, or you will become completely over run day to day. Because if you leave out simple relaxation, you could start to do far more harm on your body, or even make it hard for you to have any of your sleep time(which if you oversleep than lower sleeps ranking, and if you under sleep then boost it up a number or two.)

If you are, or want to be, a more organized person than I highly suggest making a journal, like a calendar, of your time and how it should, and needs to be handled properly.

All else fails have one full day of nothing but your top ranked things, figure out “hey I lived without that other stuff” then manage your time again according to this new found since of,” I don’t need those low ranked things nearly as much as I thought I needed them, and I get a lot more out of a productive day than I thought I would. Or maybe you won’t sound anything like that but still will enjoy having a very productive day now and then.

Now make a plan stick to it and enjoy managed time.

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