One of the things that distinguishes those in control of their time is an awareness of what their time is spent on.
Time is easily frittered away without even realizing it. Think about surfing the web, playing video games, chatting with friends, or keeping up with your friends on Facebook. It is all too easy to set out with the best of intentions and then let it drift on.
At the end of the day it feels like you have been hard at it all day but not achieved anything…and so it goes on all week.
Developing an awareness of how your time is actually spent is one of the first steps to improving your control over your time.
- Keep a rough log over a week of how you actually spend your time.
- Add up the time you have spent on things – split them into groups e.g. socializing, research, Facebook, gaming, homework, classes, activities etc
- Look for where your time is being sucked away and plan on cutting it down each day. Target the areas that are not helping you to achieve your goals.
By being aware of how you spend your time and using that awareness to make choices, you can achieve a greater level of control over your time, and spend less days wondering where the time went.
If your child is struggling to control their time and get the results you know they are capable of then it is time to take action. The Focused Time Management System TM for Students avoids all the clutter and gives you the most important things to focus on to get you back in control of your time and your life. It’s all step by step, not a big mish mash of things. So you do step one of the system, and when you’re done with that, you move on to step two, and so on. So easy! All the tips, tools, and worksheets are handed to you on a silver platter. E mail me at Julie@thegradecoach.com to arrange a time to chat over your issues and see if I can help