Time Management Tips

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As you’re finishing up the last full month of summer and gearing up for the start of fall here in Palmer Township, PA, prepare for fun and productive days by trying out these time management tips.

 

Map out your days.

Invest in a good calendar or planner that works for your lifestyle so you can keep track of everything that’s going on in your life in a way that works for you. Download a calendar app on your mobile device, and use it! Write down when work or school assignments or projects will be due so you won’t forget about them. You can even set an alarm to remind you of something, especially important hours before a deadline so you’re not caught unawares last-minute.

 

Create a well-rounded schedule.

Pencil in time to take care of yourself as you’re mapping out your days. This is often dismissed as a luxury, but including exercise, rest, and relaxation times into your schedule will help you feel awake, alert, and able to tackle everything else in your life. Packing your schedule with too many tasks will only make it harder to accomplish everything, so set yourself up for success by taking care of yourself.

 

Find your motivation.

Knowing the answer to why you feel you want or need more time in your life will help you find the motivation to make the changes in your life to get you more time. If it’s not meaningful to you, making these changes will seem inconvenient and it will be easier to rationalize not doing them. But stay dedicated by keeping the power of your “why” at hand. This will help you do things that can be difficult — like going to bed or waking up early, exercising, and spending quality time with others — that will help you enjoy your days all year long.

 

What ways do you manage your time in or outside of your apartment at Palmer View? Share your thoughts with us in the comments. Thanks for reading!

 

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