As a good time manager you will:

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

Prioritize your tasks

Start by prioritizing your tasks into different types such as big, medium, and small.

Big tasks

These high-priority tasks are important things that happen regularly at a set time.

Examples: classes, labs, work shifts

Medium tasks

These tasks are important and must happen routinely, but the time is up to you.

Examples: study sessions, library research, exercise

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.

Examples: socializing, laundry, gaming