Time Management & The End of the School Year
It is important to manage your time between school, friends, family, work, social media, and other things in order to avoid burnout and stress. Burnout is when you are feeling emotionally, physically, and mentally drained or overwhelmed, and can no longer meet your typical responsibilities. If you ever feel there is not enough time to meet all of your responsibilities, you may need to find a better balance.Having balance in how you spend your time can improve productivity, mood, and eliminate unneeded stress in your life.
Here are some tips on how to start managing your time.
Make a list of your priorities.
What do you value most? What is something that you need to do?
For example: I need to finish my homework for class by Friday. I also need to go to work Wednesday and Thursday nights. I need to go to sports practice after school.
Make a list of things you like to do.
What doesn’t have a deadline, but is something you want to do?
For example: I want to spend time by myself and relax. I want to scroll on Instagram and Twitter. I also want to spend time with my friends.
Plan it out.
It may seem like there is a lot, but planning a time to do it makes it less intimidating.
For example: On Monday and Tuesday nights I will work on classwork after practice. On Wednesday and Thursday nights I will go to work. Friday nights I will hang-out with my friends. Saturday and Sunday I will spend time with family and relax by myself.
Get a planner, or start a To-Do list. The more organized you are, the easier you may find it to schedule things and accomplish them.
Work on one thing at a time, it is hard to multitask.
Remember that it is okay to say no, or to change your schedule if you are feeling overwhelmed or burnt-out.