Most people struggle or have struggled with time management. With good time management, we can lead a balanced lifestyle that matches our personal needs and preferences. Whether it is in school or at home, good time management is important, which is why it is good to develop time management habits from young.
Below are a few time management tips you can try:
- Evaluate your current habits
If you wish to manage your time well, first find out exactly what you are spending your time on. Track your daily activities for a week and evaluate where you are wasting time. Focus on the activities that are more productive. This will help you to know how much time you spend on different types of activities. With this evaluation, you will become more aware of how you normally use your time.
- Make a daily schedule and stick to it
This is the most significant step to better your time management. Do not create your schedule at the beginning of the day, because you might spend too much time thinking of what to do. Instead, plan your to-do list for the next day at the end of the previous day. Constructing your list is not just for show; you must follow this list throughout the day.
- Avoid multitasking
People often multitask as they believe that this will help them to finish their work more efficiently. In reality, multitasking may actually be counter-productive and more time-consuming. It is better to focus on one task at a time while blocking out all other distractions. With multitasking, you only lose time and energy while moving from one activity to another.
- Be organised
Last but not least, good organisation greatly aids in improving your time management. If you are unorganised, little things can consume a lot of time, such as looking for misplaced items. To avoid wasting time in this manner, have a neat workspace to do your work. This will be beneficial in the long run.
Start managing your time before it starts managing you. Cultivating good time management skills from young will also help your child to develop confidence in managing bigger tasks in the future.
You can also help your child to practise their time management through exercises found in our assessment books. CPD Singapore offers assessment books and guidebooks for all levels, including pre-school, primary, secondary and JC. Head to our CPD online shop to find out which titles are most suitable for your child today!