As you get older there tends to be more and more things to do, whether it's school, friends, family, or anything else, and it can be really hard, so I thought I'd write about time management.
What is time management? Well, to put it simply: Being able to balance all the different parts of life, and being able to find the time for all the different things you need and want to do. The saying “time flies” is true, but especially so when you have a long list of things you need to do, and don’t have the time to finish it all. Being able to manage your time is a really important skill, but it can be really hard sometimes.
Something that can help with staying on task and finding time to get things done is making a schedule or list. Start out with your highest priorities, and slowly work your way through, making sure to give yourself breaks in between things so that you don’t get overwhelmed. You might not finish everything, and that’s OKAY.
Secondly, make sure your “list” or “schedule” is reasonable. By this I mean make sure that you aren’t putting things on it that you know you won’t have the time for. There are only 24 hours in a day, so don’t try and cram every second of it with work, or even with fun stuff.
And most importantly, make sure you leave time for things you enjoy, and time to take care of yourself. Whether that’s doing yoga before bed, journaling, sketching, or hanging out with friends and family. Leaving time to relax and have fun is essential to being healthy and happy, and when you feel good you will be more motivated and getting things done will be a lot easier.
Remember that time management isn’t just about work, it’s about everything and anything in your life that takes time in your day. Being able to balance ALL the aspects of life is really challenging, but also super important. Make sure to leave time in your schedule for family and friends, and also make sure you leave time for YOU.
In conclusion, organize the things you need time for while remembering that it’s okay if you don’t have time to finish everything, and while remembering that down time and social time is also important, as is your health and happiness, so don’t overwhelm yourself with impractical to-do lists.