There are 168 hours in a week, which may seem like a lot but with work, life commitments, and assignments due, it is important to plan your time carefully. Follow the steps below to make a personal schedule and manage your time more effectively!
Look at the Bigger Picture
Step 1. Map out your calendar with semester dates, assignment due dates, and personal events.
Step 2. Identify your commitments. Include:
Step 3. Use a Weekly Planner and add these commitments. You can use the Weekly Planner template to identify what spare time you have.
Fig 1. Sample Weekly Schedule
Setting goals will give you focus, and direction. Use the SMART goal setting criteria.
Identify your Priorities
Using your SMART goals and Weekly Planner you have created, you can now turn to work out your priorities. Use the Eisenhower decision matrix below to determine WHAT needs to be done and WHEN. Make sure you leave room for unexpected situations.
Now that you've set your plan, you need to keep up your motivation to achieve your goals.
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Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban. (2019, June 25). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arj7oStGLkU
Prioritization Matrix - Become More Effective. (n.d.). Priority Matrix Productivity. Retrieved October 7, 2020, from https://appfluence.com/productivity/prioritization-matrix/
MAKE A DAMN SCHEDULE - Powerful Motivational Video | Jordan Peterson. (2019, June 25). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCMkhCV2HWE