Talia has some great advice for managing your time

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:00 AM

Talia, one of our student bloggers, has some great time management tips.

After a few weeks of school, I don’t know about you, but I am ready to take a nice long break. Unfortunately, half term is still a while away, so in the meantime, I’m trying to manage my time more productively. GCSE and A-levels are such a busy few years, with not just work but also extra-curricular activities eating up our timetables.

So how on earth are you supposed to stay on top of this? Well, look no further, here are some ideas about how you can maintain all of your activities without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Keep a diary- this one, admittedly, is a bit simple, but it honestly works. Buy a day-by-day planner and write down any homework, clubs or activities for each day in it. Then, whenever you need to check a deadline, you have all the information you need in one handy book.
  • Colour code- this tip could also be used in the snazzy new diary you’ve just bought. Pick a colour for each event or activity, and stick to it. It will definitely help you to organise deadlines for each subject or activity.
  • Put away your phone- or, better still, turn it off completely. If you need to work, it’s best to do this in a space with as little distraction as possible, and phones can be a huge temptation to stop working. You’ll find that you complete work more efficiently- leaving you with more hours in the long run to tweet about how time-savvy you’re being!

Above all, the best way to manage time is to be productive. Go out and organise what you need - you’ll certainly be glad you did.

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