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How To Manage Homework And Have Time To Yourself?


We all have the same amount of time at the start of a day. Yet the level of accomplishment differs widely amongst us. If you find yourself grappling with an ever growing list of work to be done and too little time at hand, this article is for you. Here are the basics of getting you started

  • Create a timetable
  • Plan your time or it will plan you. Allocate all your activities in your timetable. This will include time for sports, watching movies and other fun activities that you love. Ensure your timetable is balanced and reflects your life both in and out of class. The next step is to follow through with your timetable applying yourself diligently with the purpose of mind.

  • Actively track your time utilisation
  • This means having a checklist that tracks your actual time utilization. Many apps are available on your phone and computer to assist with this. They also serve as an alert and reminder system. Consistently tracking your time will help you spot activities that overdraw on your time.

  • Attend class and be attentive
  • This is the time that is already allotted. Make the most of it by being attentive, taking notes, actively participating and absorbing as much of what you are taught while in class.

  • Be organised
  • Start with a to-do list for your activities. Prioritise what’s important to you. Any activity with a pending deadline should feature at the top. Use the list together with your timetable for optimal time utilisation. Organise your books, files, and notes as well.

  • Find your productive time
  • Are you a morning person or a night owl? Identify the time of day you are naturally most productive and make maximum use of this time to tackle your most pressing and demanding work. Schedule an easier task for when your concentration has waned.

  • Do not procrastinate
  • Pushing things forward will leave you frustrated without a single accomplishment. Instead, find out why you are procrastinating and seek a solution. If you are finding it hard to get a problem solved, seek help.

This easy steps will start you own your way to better time management. You’ll soon find the right balance to explore all aspect of life, including finding the time to be on your own. You have it in you to become a master of time and a seasoned accomplisher.