Sometimes I look up at the end of a day and wonder what I have gotten done all day long. Managing time can be difficult if we are not intentional. Especially lately I have been struggling to tackle even the most simple of tasks in my day. I know it's because I'm lacking motivation, but also because I'm not appropriately managing my time. Here are three tips for how to manage your time.
1. Create a to-do list and prioritize things in this list. I tend to do this the night before so that I wake up the next day with an idea of what I need to get done. I try to clump things together that need to get done in the same vicinity. I promise that making a to-do list is the first step to success.
2. Learn to say no to others. If you can't manage what is already on your plate, do not add more to it if you do not have to. If you continue to pile more onto the to do list, especially when it is avoidable, you will dig yourself deeper into the no time cycle.
3. Remove distractions. Put your phone on silent, stay off Instagram, and don't hang out with friends when you're trying to study. Set up a plan with yourself and stick to it. One hour of studying? Let yourself scroll through your Twitter feed for ten minutes, but then get back to work. Stay honest with yourself about being distraction free.