Stress and Time management

  • Forgiving others helps to reduce our personal stress.
  • Taking a walk can really help us to relax and reduce our stress after a difficult day.
  • Time management is the most effective method for stress management.

Time management involves these factors.

  • How much time I need to spend studying.
  • How much time I actually have for studying and increasing that time if needed.
  • The times of day I am at my best and most focused.
  • Using effective long- and short-term study strategies.
  • Scheduling study activities in realistic segments.
  • Staying motivated to follow your plan and avoid procrastination.

Goal setting

  • Effective goal characteristics
    • realistic
    • specific
    • time-bound
    • motivating

Strategies for success

  • Prepare to be successful
  • Use our best and most appropriate time of day.
    • Different tasks require different mental skills.
  • Break up large projects into small pieces.
  • Do the most important studying first.
  • If I have trouble getting started, do an easier task first.
    • It gives momentum to me.
  • If I’m feeling overwhelmed and stressed because I have too much to do, revisit my time planner
  • If I’m really floundering, talk to someone.
    • Maybe I just don’t understand what I should be doing.
    • Talk to the instructor or another studnet in the class to get back on track.
  • Take a break.
    • As a general rule, a short break every hour or so is effective in helping recharge my study energy.
  • Use unscheduled times to work ahead.
    • On the train, I will read books.