Time Management Strategies
Learning to balance your time is extremely important to prevent burnout and mental illness from developing. Many people attempt to work harder but not smarter! They believe that if they put in more hours or stay at work longer, they will somehow accomplish more.
This mentality is wrong for several reasons: putting in more hours does not mean that you are doing a service to your mind and body, if that involves sacrificing extracurricular activities, quality time spent with family and friends and a healthy sleep hygiene!
The skills required for effective time management include:
- Working at an acceptable pace
- Learning to divide work among your group members
- Maintaining a positive mindset and outlook on life
- Learning to finish all of your quality work early
- Not worrying
- And most importantly, enjoying what you do
If you are doing something that you do not enjoy, it will be very hard to apply effective time management skills consistently; sooner or later, you will fall victim to burnout.
It is not hard to implement effective time management skills if you are smart and willing to make some adjustments! But if you are rigid or not willing to make a change, your time management will suffer.
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