Projects you wanted to complete early in the week are pushed to the end of the week and by 5 pm on Friday, you still haven’t had a chance to start.
People whose minds seldom engage in these poor thinking habits rarely struggle with time management.
Obviously, improving organization, optimizing time allocation, and creating healthy boundaries and systems to reduce interruptions is a good start, but that’s not enough.
Some academic programs provide more support and accountability than others (e.g. cohorts) but ultimately, students’ ability to finish on time depends on their habits. Here is what the successful ones do.
If you believe your hard work pays off, then by all mean, continue. But if your sacrifice creates any level of dysfunction, it is important to be aware and choose deliberately what you want to do instead. Doing more of the same is rarely the best option.
Are you familiar with Parkinson's Law? It states that “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” If you have an unlimited amount of time to complete a project, you may never finish it.
E-mails were created to make our lives easier, not harder. Now, people seem to be drowning in a sea of incoming messages. It reduces their productivity and makes it difficult to catch up. Discover how to regain control over your inbox and increase your productivity.
Discover how to prioritize, get organized, and follow-through to become highly effective and successful. Develop a habit of thinking in terms of return on investment when you allocate any resources, such as time or money. Shrink your to-do list and focus on what is important.