Sophomore year of high school was my worst year in terms of time management. I went through dark periods of doubt and anxiety but learned through the process. The following nine tips consists of everything that I have learned about time management over the years, following them allowed me to take one step forward in mastering time.If you need more motivation to complete tasks, set your home screen on your phone or laptop to something that relates to your goal - for example, if you want to get into a prestigious university, set the campus of that said college as your screen. So, every time you login or enter the password and are about to get distracted, you will have a friendly reminder of why you are doing all of this in the first place.When you have everything written down in an organized manner, it becomes substantially easier to prioritize what you need to do. Without knowing what is coming next, you will feel lost and have no idea what the next step should be. You can get a fancy planner with motivational quotes and stickers but if you are like me and just need a place to write everything down, investing in a plain bullet journal can’t go wrong.If you know that you will need your laptop to work on certain things but constantly find yourself on YouTube or Netflix, install the Cold Turkey blocker. My favorite part of this extension is the timer feature that it provides. Essentially, you can block certain websites until a certain time. Once you block the website and save the timer settings, there is absolutely nothing you can do to reverse the timer. Until the timer ends, you can stay productive and not get distracted watching episodes or scrolling through feeds. The one downside that I can think of regarding the Cold Turkey blocker is that if you need to access one of those blocked resources to actually complete an assignment, you will not be able to do so. For instance, I blocked YouTube on my laptop for seven hours one day but that also meant that I could not watch any math tutorials in order to complete my summer homework. Because of this downside, I recommend that you set the timer for only a few hours at a time rather than days or weeks on end (because yes, that is also possible).
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