One of the most common mistakes that is made throughout the course of securing a degree is the mismanagement of time. When led to the blowing of the wind, we will always be sent wherever it wants to take us. All possible energy must be bridled and stream-lined into productivity. How can that be done? I will give you a huge solution.
First, make sure that you have a day-planner of some kind. This could be an electronic device, such as a Blackberry or generic PDA, or it can be as simple as a pocket date book. As long as there is some kind of calendar where you can write in and schedule blocks of time, you will be covered.
Now many people already have some sort of calendar that they use to remember appointments, but this is sometimes not enough. If you really want to maximize your time in such a way that none of it is wasted, the details are what matters. Don’t believe the statement about the devil being in them (details). In fact, if you can plan out your day down to the minute – even to the second in some cases, and lot allow it to rule you, your productivity (I guarantee you) will be through the roof.
That means that if you are going to surf the Internet looking for job possibilities, make sure you schedule exactly how long. Otherwise, you might end up going down a dozen rabbit trails and wasting much needed time in the process. Don’t just right in appointments. Also add exercise time, quiet time, meal times, classes, homework, social events – basically analyzing every part of your coming day, down to the minute. This works best, of course, when you write it up the day before. That way you are not controlled by something that is an entire week away. Some things will, of course, stay the same, but every day will be an adventure. An adventure you feel satisfied taking because you have left nothing to the wind.