Dear "Sad About School"
I am starting to fall behind and get overwhelmed with school work, what are your best time management tips so this doesn't happen again? (or any advice for that matter, I'm a serial procrastinator)
Well, I don’t have too much trouble with this, but I’ll try to help you nonetheless.
Set a goal for how you want to improve your time management. One example might be: “I’ll start my homework everyday at 5:00.” Stick to your goal(s), and soon you’ll get into the habit of doing it and it will be much easier to get things done on time.
Set alarms and reminders on your phone to remind yourself that you have homework/ other things that you need to do.
If you have trouble doing homework because of notifications on your phone, turn it off and put it somewhere that’s not where you’re doing your homework(It’s really not that hard). Less distractions mean you can focus more on the task at hand.
This goes hand in hand with the last tip, but try to work somewhere that’s quiet. Again, you can focus better when you don’t have distractions.
Plan out your day or even week. If you have a schedule and stick with it, then it should be much easier to manage your workload.
Don’t overwork yourself. If you try to get everything done in one sitting, you’ll just end up mentally fatigued, which will reduce your productivity and the quality of your work. Take a 10 minute break every now and then. Something that may help you with this is looking up the Pomodoro Technique.
I hope this was helpful!