Time Management Skills

Where Does The Time Go?

You are checking your email, Facebook, and Instagram, thinking about what classes you have tomorrow, and trying to remember what room that meeting is in when your mother calls you, your best friend texts you, and you hear a knock at the door, signaling that your study date has arrived.

Most people feel that doing what needs to be done, by the time it needs to be done, and still getting enough rest and relaxation to enjoy life are difficult. Most people feel that having good time management skills are a part of one’s personality, a quality out of their control.

Time management is a skill that one learns and practices. It is within your control to attain, and your projects and life goals are worth attaining it.

Yes, it is something one works to acquire. No, it is not something you are born with. No, no one manages their time perfectly. Yes, everyone must put in effort to manage their time effectively. Yes, time management is always a work in progress. Yes, you can peck away at improving your time management bit by bit, by starting right here!

How to Gain Control Back Over Your Own Schedule

There are many strategies you can try, observing your own patterns. You can take back the control over your own schedule. Lastly, but most importantly:

If you want to improve your time management skills, chances are you already take on far more tasks that require far more time and energy, than clicking through a short Time Management Workshop.

When to Get Help

If you feel trapped, behind in your school work, stuck, and you want more information or just to talk to someone about how to help yourself or a friend, please stop by one of the “Let’s Talk” locations:

Housing: Eccles RHA Room – Wednesdays 3pm-5pm

Library: Rm 206 – Fridays 10am-12pm

Let’s talk is a program that provides drop-in consultations at locations around campus for SUU students. It’s free, no appointment is necessary, and students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Just walk in for an informal, friendly, and confidential consultation. Speaking with a counselor consultant can help provide insight, solutions, and information about other resources. Let’s Talk is not a substitute for formal counseling and doesn’t constitute mental health treatment, but the counseling consultants can listen to your specific problems and introduce you to what it’s like to speak to a member of our counseling staff.