TeenHelp
Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives


You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!


Education and Careers Work of any kind can get stressful at times. Ask in this forum if you need help with coursework, applications, and more.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
L.O.V.E. IS??
Experienced TeenHelper
******
 
BeautifulDisaster95's Avatar
 
Name: kelly
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Location: Michigann

Posts: 606
Blog Entries: 16
Join Date: December 21st 2010

Question Time Management - February 20th 2014, 09:27 PM

I am currently finishing up my senior year of highschool and it has been a crazy one! I need some better ways to manage my time though because I often find myself pushing things off til its too late and I'd really love to break this habit. Do ya'll have any tips? If you do, it would be appreciated very much!(:


Some things are beautiful because they are un-obtainable <3

'A dream is what you desire if anything and everything is possible.'
   
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
Spoons Offline
Too tired to give a fork.

TeenHelp Veteran
*************
 
Spoons's Avatar
 
Name: Dez
Age: 23
Gender: They/them.
Location: Connecticut, USA

Posts: 19,543
Blog Entries: 139
Join Date: November 16th 2010

Re: Time Management - February 21st 2014, 12:13 AM

Oh my gosh, I'm in my senior year so I totally feel ya! I'm currently procrastinating on some scholarship essays but I'll give you some stuff that's helped me in the past!

I guess one thing that has helped me is making a schedule. I've realized that if I set some time aside JUST for doing the work I'm supposed to, I'm more likely to do it because then I can look at it and remind myself "I will still have time to do (other activities here)" if that makes sense. I also remind myself that "The sooner I get this done, the sooner I will be able to get to relax!" Maybe you can remind yourself that the sooner you get it done, the less stress you'll have.

You can always reward yourself for getting what you need to do done. Is there a movie you want to see or a goodie you want to eat? You can motivate yourself to get your work done by rewarding yourself with something you really want to do or have after you finish.

Eliminate distractions. That's a big one. Unless you need the computer for your assignment, don't have it in the room with you. If you have certain sites that distract you, you can also use parental controls to block them while you are doing the work. Of course, since you'd have the password you'd be able to skirt around the controls, but maybe seeing a screen pop up saying the site is blocked will remind you "Oh yeah, I have to do work." If you have a phone, leave it off or put it in another room. If you think you'd still be tempted to use it, you can give it to someone in order to make sure that you don't use it. Sometimes even the TV can be a distraction to me if I don't want to do work, so turn it off or do your work in a room without one.

You can always have someone like a parent, sibling, or friend check on you while you are supposed to be working, provided they won't distract you. They could walk by your area and make sure you're on task and getting things done, and if not they can give you a friendly reminder.

Another option you have is a "study group" sort of thing if you have friends who are doing the same things you are. Of course, make sure that the friends you bring into the study group aren't going to distract you even more! It may help you get the work done faster when all of you are pushing through it together, and it may make things more fun.

I hope this has helped.

-Dez


   
  (#3 (permalink)) Old
Spiderpig Offline
Gone forever
Junior TeenHelper
****
 
Spiderpig's Avatar
 

Posts: 212
Join Date: January 13th 2014

Re: Time Management - February 24th 2014, 11:21 AM

I have a wall planner. It's a practical soloution to a 12, often 14 hour slog. I can see on the day what needs to be done, what appointments we have, but that's always after feeding the sheep and a perpetually hungry chorus of hoof-stamping goats.

But outside working hours it's always good to make a List. I love lists, they allot our time to hobbies, online social networking, socialising when unchained from the computer and enjoying good old Me Time.

That said, if you are in full-time education, then these two links may prove to be very useful.


http://novella.mhhe.com/sites/007987..._schedule.html

http://www.studygs.net/



   
  (#4 (permalink)) Old
SpecterH Offline
Member
Average Joe
***
 
SpecterH's Avatar
 
Name: Harvey S.
Location: Canada

Posts: 137
Join Date: February 22nd 2014

Re: Time Management - February 24th 2014, 06:24 PM

Sometimes procrastination is inevitable, especially when you have a lot going on. Time management is one of the most important, yet difficult, skills to learn. Your ability to time manage will continuously improve.

Having a "To-Do" list is imperative to my life. I feel lost without an extremely comprehensive to-do list, outlining everything I have to do. I have a calendar on my computer (and my phone) and use it in conjunction with my to-do list. I try to plan out every minute of every day, including medial tasks such as eating lunch, showering, etc. These activities take up time during your day, and it's important to make yourself aware of that.

With regards to the best time management technique that works, there's no one right answer; everyone is different and will have different preferences. Try different things and see what works best for you. Don't be too hard on yourself re: procrastination, though; it's apart of life and sometimes, people work much better when under that pressure. I'd only start to worry if (a) you're not meeting your deadlines and/or (b) you're feeling tremendously stressed out. Otherwise, do things at your own pace because it's obviously working for you. Remember: we need those breaks in even our most busy of days. Watch television, or go to the gym; do something fun. These breaks keep you sane, even if you have piles of work to do.

Good luck.


Harvey Specter
Don't play the odds, play the man.
   
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Tags
management, time

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All material copyright 1998-2019, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.