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.
- Effective goal characteristics
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.