Time Management


Emma Becraft, Entertainment Editor

Having good time management skills are very important. When you don’t you end up procrastinating and waiting until the last second, or just not doing the work. This can be very disruptive to your mental and physical health if it goes on long enough, so the best tactic is to just develop the skills now before it’s too late. There are many ways to go about properly managing your time and what works for one may not work for the other, but here is one way that helps. This works most effectively for a week-long schedule, but you can alter it so it fits your day-to-day. First, what you’re going to need to do is write your To-Do list. This will include everything you need to do in the next week. You can focus this To-Do list on schoolwork, sports, house chores, work, or all of it at the same time. If your calendar is for schoolwork, I suggest you divide the assignments by classes, it’ll make it easier to sort out what days for what assignments. Once you have *everything* written down, you need to start dividing things up by days. The easiest way I’ve found is to give each class a specific day. Say you’re on A schedule with Monday and Tuesday classes, and everything is due on Monday. You have Wednesday-Friday to complete your assignments because your weekend is full of fun activities or you just want to have a lazy weekend. Assuming you have 7 classes-all with work due- you could put 3 classes down for Wednesday, 2 classes down for Thursday, and 2 classes down for Friday, or you could change the classes up however you want. This way you have a set day to have all of your assignments done for that day and you’re held accountable because you have a whole other set of classes the next day to get done without the overflow of the day before. It also helps to make the calendar colorful if possible because the colors attract your attention more than colors do.