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Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem - we all have 24-hour days
- Zig Ziglar
Feeling overwhelmed? Too many deadlines and too little time? Supervisor on your back to submit something?
While it won’t solve all your woes, perhaps what you need is a little help with time management.
Here are 10 tips to help you manage your time better - use a few strategies, or use 'em all!
I highly recommend you take a breath and reflect on these. They might just help!
1. Focus on what needs to be donePrioritise! I know it seems like a super-fun idea to check your Facebook, or watch that cat video, but writing your thesis should probably be the first port of call.
‘OMG, my thesis is what’s making me feel overwhelmed!’ I hear you cry. Yes, I understand that.
What I'd suggest is, instead of looking at the thesis as a giant insurmountable task, change your concept of it to be a set of smaller, manageable tasks. How? By, assessing what NEEDS to be done first. Things that don't need to be done? Don't do them!
For example, if you don't need to learn SPSS right now, don't. This doesn’t mean you’ll never learn it, but that you are prioritising. Is the motivations section of Chapter 1 most important right now? If not, don’t do it. Yes, you will get to these in time but, right now, to manage those feelings of being overwhelmed, focus on what absolutely needs to be done.