Are you always in a rush due to a surprise task or requirement? Perhaps you’re struggling to fit in your tasks in your brain? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to improve your time management skills. Here are some tips and tricks in managing your time wisely.

1. Use a planner or an online calendar.

Using a planner or an online calendar can help you set your own priorities and tasks for the week or even months ahead. That way, you can plan ahead! You would less likely forget your deadlines, which can help limit your sudden stress and unpleasant surprises. After all, human brains are not perfect because humans cannot always remember everything

2. Have a to-do list for your tasks.

It may sound quite old fashion, but to-do lists or checklists can help you navigate the output you need to finish. It can keep tabs on your progress along the way. Most importantly, you would know what else needs to be done.

3. Follow the 20-20-20 rule from time to time.

We all know about the  20/20 vision, but did you know that ophthalmologists recommended us to follow the 20-20-20 rule? So what is it exactly?

The 20-20-20 rule states that for every 20 minutes of screen time, you must look at something at least 20 feet away from you for 20 seconds. This can help alleviate the dryness and strain that your eyes may experience while studying or working online.

4. Schedule short breaks in between tasks.

Concentrating on a task for a very long time can be very taxing and unhealthy for you. As such, you should give yourself around a 10 minute break for every hour of output. Use this time to nap a bit or to do some basic exercises to further stimulate your brain.

It is not recommended, however, to use this time to browse through social media as it may encourage procrastination.

5. Avoid distractions that can make you procrastinate more.

Sometimes it's hard not to keep up with your friends online amid the pandemic! The latest chismis may be so juicy you tend to forget or procrastinate the tasks you need to do! Given the strong temptation phones can bring, it is best to keep it out of sight while doing a specific task like essays. That way, you will be able to finish your tasks on time without the added pressure and stress.

There are circumstances that do not allow us to manage our time properly despite doing everything listed above. Perhaps your place is too noisy or messy? Maybe it lacks the proper lighting needed for you to manage your time wisely in the new normal setting?

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