Everyone gets the same 24 hours each day.
Albert Einstein, Mother Teresa, Isaac Newton, Eleanor Roosevelt, Leonardo da Vinci – they all had 24 hours a day, just like you and me.
What enabled them to lead such significant lives?
They managed their time well.
This article is all about effective time management tips for students.
As a student, I got straight A’s while sleeping eight hours a night, and graduated from Duke University with a GPA of 3.98/4.0.
(I don’t say this to boast, because education definitely isn’t only about getting straight A’s!)
But given that so many students ask me to share time management tips with them, I decided to compile the best ones I know.
By putting the tips in this article into practice, you’ll become more focused and less stressed.
You’ll have more time to do meaningful things outside of school too!
So let’s take a look at the 45 tips.
1. Take a study break every 40 to 50 minutes
Research shows that working in blocks of 40 to 50 minutes is optimal for productivity.
If you feel as if you can’t focus for that long, try out the Pomodoro Technique for a start.
2. If you’re feeling unmotivated, set a timer for two minutes
If you don’t feel like doing work, set a timer for two minutes. Then tell yourself that you just need to focus for that amount of time.
Chances are that once you’ve started work, you’ll continue even after the two minutes are up.
3. Make good use of your travel time
It’s tempting to use your commute time to surf the Internet or go through your social media feeds.
But you can use the time to think about a concept you haven’t grasped, write in your gratitude journal, or listen to an audiobook.
This is a simple time management tip that goes a long way in helping you become a successful student! [Read more…]