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3 Steps to Help Manage Your Time

We all live in a very busy time. Nowadays, we all juggle multiple responsibilities and tasks, and perform them all to near perfection. With all of this, it can get extremely stressful and can seem impossible.

As a full-time college student working a part-time job, an internship, participating in multiple extra-curricular activities and attempting to have a social life, I know first-hand how much pressure can be put on us. Because of this I have become an (almost) expert at managing time, I am going to share my top three tips to hopefully make it all a little bit easier:

Make a to-do list every week

Every Monday, I make a list of everything I have to get done. I order this list in order of immediacy and importance. Whatever needs to get done first gets done first. I try not to procrastinate on the big things until the last minute, but I admittedly fall victim to that from time to time. Your to-do list keeps your perspective on what needs to be done, and nothing feels better than checking that final item off for the week.

Find a routine

I know that life can be unpredictable and it’s hard to find a way to get into a rhythm sometimes, but getting into a set schedule as much as you can takes a lot of the stress out of your day-to-day life. Sticking to a set schedule let’s you make sure that you have enough time in your day to get everything done.

Accept the unexpected

Even with all the planning and preparation in the world, things come up that you could never prepare for. The best thing to do in these situations is to take a deep breath and know that it will all be OK. Just try and get back on track.

What are some tips you have on keeping up with your busy schedule?

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