04-29-2010 - MTFF: How to Use Time Management To Survive Exam Season
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MTFF: How to Use Time Management To Survive Exam Season Sent Thursday, April 29, 2010 
April  29th 2010
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A Note From Julie

Hi ,

Returning from vacation is always hard! Luckily I was looking forward to speaking with a great bunch of ladies at the Down Town Women's Club Metro West Chapter.  I know that some of you are heading into a tough time right now with exams and testing looming, so this week's article is about how to cope with the extra workload. Good luck to everyone as the season progresses.

Wishing happiness and success



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    How to Use Time Management To Survive Exam Season

    With exams and test season looming if not already upon you it is hard to imagine how you will cope with all the extra workload. On top of the popular spring sporting season that eats up a lot of evenings, there is regular homework and assignments as well as a heavy study load.

    So how do you use time management to cope?

    The first thing to do is take a cold hard look at where you are spending your time right now.  Keep a quick note of everything you do and how long it takes. Do this as your day progresses, it doesn't work if you try to remember back - you never remember the time wasting accurately!

    Have a critical look at what you have spent time on and see what you can put a pause button on for a few weeks. Perhaps it is reducing your Facebook time, video games, reading for pleasure, socializing etc. You still want to have balance, so instead of cutting them out entirely cut the time in half and set a timer to keep you honest.

    A word of warning - Cutting down sleep time is not an option. Falling into this habit will make you less effective while awake and work against you.

    Work on keeping focused while you are working and the rest will all fall into place.

    Good luck everyone.

    If you or your child are struggling to control your time and get the results you know you 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.
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