Introduction to Time Management

What you’ll learn to do: describe the importance of time management to success in college

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Do you ever wonder where the hours in the day go? Do some days seem to just fly by—leaving you feeling like there just isn’t enough time to do everything you need to do?

Students today often struggle to balance school, work, family, social life, and more. Trying to keep up with everything can become stressful or anxiety-producing. Is there a way to be more productive and to accomplish what we need to, in less time and with less stress?

There are many strategies out there for organizing our daily activities. Using skills to arrange our time can help relieve our stress and allow us to take care of a variety of things in our lives. There is nothing quite like sitting down after a long day and feeling like you were productive. Smiling with a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, you can cross off the items on your to-do list, knowing that you made the most out of the day.

In this section, we’ll explore useful ways to organize your days—and even your weeks—to get the most mileage out of your time.