Pitfalls to Avoid in College

Some Reasons These Time Management Skills Fail in College

  • Family and friends no longer remind you of things you need to do.
  • Your teachers may or may not remind you about due dates; they are not required to do so.
  • Your calendar doesn’t have everything on it that you need to remember.
  • You still try to remember everything which in college is everything you used to remember and everything your family and friends remembered for you.
  • No regular study time.
  • It’s difficult concentrating on your studies for more than 20-30 minutes.
  • You are easily distracted by friends, TV, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • You’re sure you do your best work when you’re under pressure.

Time Management Skills in College

Female student experiencing anxiety

When you are in college you need to find time for eating, cooking, shopping, studying, playing, clubs, cleaning, getting from place to place, sleeping and everything else that happens within the 24 hours you have each day.

Nobody is going to take on scheduling your life anymore. Some may offer to help, but the responsibility is all yours.

Do you know how to schedule your time effectively? Probably not if you’re not used to doing any of it yourself.

In college you need to be an experienced time manager from day one. If you take some time to practice time management while in High School you will be ahead of all your classmates; in fact, they will probably be asked how you manage to get everything done on time without going crazy or staying up all night.

When you don’t plan, PROCRASTINATION becomes an almost insurmountable obstacle.