Time Management in a Hectic Time

Have you ever had that feeling where you have a million things to do but time for about 3? I’m sure you have, we all do. I write this because I just finished a 10 page (18 with references and graphs) and had a moment of relief then realized I had 2 more papers on top of homework and studying for exams. This does not include work scheduling or class scheduling.

So what do you do?

I made a previous post about planners and calendars. This is vital to me. I write everything out and plan. I also put reminders in my phone to follow my plan.

The best tip I got was write down your hard due dates – meaning when it is due actually. Then write down your soft due dates. This means a due date to be done by but it is not actually due. This can be used for school but also work deadlines. This then lets you plan time to work on your assignment and gives you a goal. The BEST part is if you miss your deadline – it wasn’t actually due! But then you must adapt and get on task to catch up.

The one factor I am not good at is taking time for yourself. It does not matter how hectic life is – you need time to yourself. Even if you have to schedule it. If you don’t take this time then life gets crazier. This time allows for some breathes and refocus.

Mediation is amazing, it’s what I try to use when I make time (its hard to make time I know).

So remember, deep breath and power on.