Time Management

You’ve identified your key roles and some specific goals. As a good time manager, you need to prioritize your time to achieve those goals in your schedule.

As a good time manager you will:

  • prioritize your goals/tasks and schedule your time accordingly.
  • build blocks of time into your schedule for purposeful reflection, planning, and self-care.
  • create “spare-time” blocks in your day; they are important and often disregarded when busy.

Prioritizing Your Tasks

Start by prioritizing your tasks into different types - big, medium, small.

Big Tasks

These high-priority tasks are important things that happen regularly at a set time.
For example: classes, labs, work shifts

Medium Tasks

These tasks are important and must happen routinely, but the time is up to you.
For example: study sessions, class readings, library research, self-care such as workouts and meditation

Small Tasks

These are tasks that are still necessary to do but they are flexible, can be done at any time, and fit in easily around the other tasks.
For example: socializing, washing laundry, gaming

Next, learn about a larger strategy for grouping your tasks by urgency and importance.