Five ways to manage your time this semester

Morgan Dyke, Reporter

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  1. Say No: When you know a deadline is approaching or you have a lot of work to do its okay to say no to an invite out with friends. Making a lot of time commitments can teach you how to handle various activities and manage our time. However, you can easily take it too far. You should focus on only those commitments that you know you have time for and that you about.
  2. Eliminate Distractions: Distractions are what often cause you to sway away from what you need to do. Especially when you’re  stressed out it becomes easy for you to procrastinate rather than do your work. When it comes to cell phones they can be very useful but can be addictive and are one of the worst distractions. It’s better to put your phone out of sight so it does not provide any temptations.
  3. Establish A Routine : You will be much more productive if you can follow routines most of the time. For most people, creating and following a routine forces them to do their tasks of the day rather than  spending time distracted from getting started.
  4. Do Your Most Important Task First: If you do the most important thing first, then you’ll never have a day when you didn’t get something important done. This means you will usually end up having a productive day everyday and can ease your anxiety a little.
  5.  Use An Agenda: An agenda helps you stay on top of all of your deadlines so that you don’t forget anything and always have a reference to go back too. This can also help you prioritization as now you’ll know what needs to be done first.