Feeling Frenzied? Don’t Freak Out.
We are two weeks into the semester and all the course syllabi have been handed out. As you look over your requirements and assignments some of you may be excited by what you’ll be learning, but others may be feeling a bit overwhelmed. Don’t panic! I have some time management tips that can help you figure it all out:
- Stay organized! Make sure you mark your assignments and exams in a planner or calendar so you don’t miss any deadlines.
- Don’t wait until the last minute to start an assignment. Schedule smaller increments to work on assignments and study for exams. You’ll be able to stay focused and productive to best use your time when the sessions are shorter. I know we all have the best intentions with this and sometimes it’s just not possible, but make sure to keep an eye out for those upcoming assignments so they don’t surprise you.
- If issues arise with completing assignments, talk to your professors. They want to hear from you!
To help schedule your time, I have a recommendation of how to utilize your 168 hours each week!
- 49 hours of Sleep (This is very important!)
- 30 hours of Studying/Class Preparation
- 20 hours of Work and Campus Activities
- 21 hours of Bodily Maintenance and Meals
- 15 hours of Class Contact
- 14 hours of Daily Hassles
- 19 hours of Time Remaining (Make sure you have some fun too!)
If you are interested in more tips and tricks on Time Management come visit us at the Student Union, Room 2562 on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, September 3rd, 4th or 5th from 12:00-1:00 pm for our seminar!
Stanley Edwards is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and has been the Director of the University of Toledo Counseling Center since August 10, 2010. Dr. Edwards has an extensive background treating individuals presenting with depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, personality disorders, and schizophrenia, as well as various other mental health disorders. Dr. Edwards has provided treatment for children and adults in community mental health centers, private practice settings, and at the University of Toledo. Dr. Edwards firmly believes that each of us can benefit from the wise counsel of others who care.
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