Welcome back to a great school year at WesthamptonBeach! Hopefully you had a fun,restful, and productive summer vacation. In an effort to start the school year off on the right foot, let’s focuson time management. Once theschool year gets rolling, it’s easy to feel as though there is just too much todo. Schedules quickly fill up withhomework, sports practices, music lessons, and family commitments. How do you make time for everything?
Different people like to manage “todo” lists in different ways. Somestudents like to use a planner, others choose to type their lists using“stickies” on their MacBook desktop. It’s important to remember that a good “to do” list is never finished,since even when items are crossed off, new items will always need to beadded.
In order to manage time wisely andwork efficiently, it is valuable to know when and where you do your bestwork. Do you work better in theafternoon, or right after dinner? Can you do work at home, or do you need the absolute quiet of alibrary?
Make good use of extra minutes here andthere. Start reading a homeworkchapter while you wait for the bus; don’t waste study hall periods inschool.
It’s tough to be efficient withoutenough rest. Even simple taskstake longer when your body is tired. Make sure you get enough sleep each night to ensure productivity thenext day.
Know your schedule and commitments. If your boss asks you to work an extrashift or a friend asks you to hang out, it’s up to you know whether or not youhave time.
It can be helpful for your parents, siblings,and friends to understand your schedule and time commitments. These people can help you manage yourtime.
Time management is a useful skill for high school and beyond. Incorporate these tips (and others you learn from teachers, coaches, family, and friends) into your daily routine to ensure success.