- Track your time
It’s going to be hard for you plan your time if you don’t understand how you are spending it. Keeping tabs with your hours is the first step to proper time management. Begin by breaking down large projects into smaller manageable steps. As for your school work, ensure you set aside time to complete your assignments, write your essays and attend classes. Consider using a time tracking app or simply recording your day’s activities on a notebook.
- Set deadlines
Now that you have broken your projects into smaller individual tasks, set deadlines for the individual milestones. Ensure that the deadline you set is competitive and way before due date, that way, you will not have to hand in late assignments. It will also lead you straight to achieving your study goals.
- Take regular breaks
You probably have too much work in your hands and you can’t figure out how taking a break will help you complete it. However, taking breaks has been known to enhance productivity. When you push your brain beyond its capacity, you will only experience more fatigue and stress. Consider taking breaks in between your study time.
- Eat healthily
A healthy diet is your mind’s best friend. As an adult student, you are likely to strain your brain. Therefore, your brain will work best if you introduce nutritious foods in your diet. This will keep your energy levels high and make your study more productive.
- Plan ahead
Use a diary, a calendar or a phone application to plan for the week ahead. As an adult student, you have to balance more than study, so adequate planning is an essential part of your success as a student. The calendar will guide you on the tasks that should be completed urgently and those that can wait. Exercise discipline by sticking on your plan.