Planners are for squares.
But, not really.
4 organizations, 4 classes, 1 research assistantship, 3 tests, 2 papers, 1 job, and 6 obligatory social hangouts later and you’re left with a crazy schedule to juggle constantly. Oh wait, I already forgot to include homework in that crazy list of things to accomplish in a mere 5 days. I guess we have to throw in eating lunch because we need to survive the next few days, too. I guess I didn’t plan out my time well, eh?
Hypothetically speaking, that’s an extreme example of a student’s semester long commitments. Except, here’s the catch- some of you WILL be that extreme example. If you’re not, no need to worry. You can still be a part of 1 organization and make great strides, but that’s not the reason I’m writing this.
In college, or high school, one of the keys to success is planning and prioritizing time. After a long, tiring day, we sometimes forget that we have homework due at 11:59 p.m. that night, or we may even forget to eat. Forget any one of those two things and you may be hanging on to a thread later on in the semester. This is why it’s so important to plan out your days ahead of time. By keeping a checklist or a calendar, managing and distributing time becomes much easier. Now, you can go to that Drake concert you thought you didn’t have time for!
Here are a few popular outlets: Google Calendar, your computer’s calendar, cellphone calendar, OR a planner from yours truly, Georgia Tech.
It’s important to plan out almost every day. In fact, it’s important to plan out every hour so you’re not spending 4 hours of your time on Facebook, and later realizing you have to stay up late to finish homework (or miss a deadline).
Don’t be afraid to join organizations because you “don’t have the time.” Joining organizations is one reason that people have planners, and you’ll be surprised at how great you get at managing time once you’re juggling so many responsibilities at once.