Subject: Where did the time go?

Upward Bound & Talent Search
Where Did the Time Go?
overcoming procrastination with time management
How well do you plan out your day? Are you in a constant cycle of procrastination and distractions?  Managing your time is a balancing act.With all of the demands placed on us, it seems as if there is never enough time in the day. Learning how to manage your time now will help you successfully navigate the pitfalls many college students face, once they no longer have the structured environment of high-school and are faced with the novelty of freedom and flexibility.
Being busy is not the same as being effective.
 Good time management skills call for a shift, in focus, from tasks to results. Here are some tips for time management:

1. Realize that your time is valuable.

2. Establish goals & priorities for the things you want to accomplish this semester/year.

3. Organize, declutter, & make a to-do list-- review it from time to time to make sure all tasks are a priority.

4. Be realistic about what you can accomplish during a given period.

5. Don't waste time on minor decisions.

6. Don't procrastinate!

7. Eliminate distractions by choosing a time and place to study.

8. Take a 10-15 min break in between tasks.

9. Reward yourself for completing tasks.

10. Pay attention to how you spend your time daily.

11. Have balance- take time for yourself and family.

12. Plan work and activities during the times you feel the most energetic.

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Tips for Reducing Procrastination:
1. Don't be in denial- admitting that you are a procrastinator is the first step to wrangle your procrastination monster.

2. Divide & Conquer- break your work into small manageable 

3. Give yourself your own deadline for tasks- set start and stop times to make yourself more accountable.

4. Build positive, new habits- eliminate old, negative habits that have not worked for you in the past.

5. Keep your long-term goals in mind- think about your ultimate goals vs. your immediate desires.

6. Visualize success- Imagine how you will feel once you have completed the task. Also, realize that a small sacrifice of time will pay off in the long-term.

7. Use positive self-talk- what you tell yourself about a task can determine how motivated you feel to start it.

8. Don't give in to temptations- eliminate distractions by blocking social media sites and video streaming sites until you take a break or finish the task.

9. Build a team of buddies- hang out with people who inspire you to take action and who have similar aspirations. 

10. Just do it!- face the task as a challenge and be determined to not let it beat you!
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