Time Management • There’s no such thing as time management! So why should you read the rest of this handout? Because there is such a thing as self management and that’s the key to making time your ally rather than your enemy. There are only 24 hours in your day, just the same as everybody else’s. So how do you end up frustrated, angry, behind in your work, and dead on your feet? Maybe because you don’t know how to use those 24 hours to your advantage. • If using your time wisely is a problem for you, you probably don’t have a very good idea of where it all goes. It just seems to go! A good place to start, then, is to keep track of how you use your time. Get a Weekly schedule (available in the Learning Skills corner of the Counseling and Testing Center’s Career Library) and faithfully keep track of how you use your waking hours for one week. The results will probably surprise you. The next step is to pick up several more of these Weekly Schedules and do some planning. You’ll discover, among other things, that if you get seven hours sleep a night, you have 119 hours per week to do everything you need to do. That, of course, includes going to class, eating, athletic events, social activities, personal
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