Time Management

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01 Jan 2016 15:34 #217927 by adadsy
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I am wishing to further my studies along the initiate programme, but i am struggling to find the time between my college studies. Does anyone have any useful tips for time management?

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01 Jan 2016 15:47 #217931 by Zac-Ek Plast
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Managing time is quite a challenge. So much to do, so little time, as the valid saying goes. :)

What works for me is scheduling all my planned activities for a week, then determine which time period would I spent my studies. For each day, I'd spent an hour on the studies, then doing something else. Even if you're not done with the task, you can always do it the next day. But, may not be an hour, maybe two hours. However long you feel up to it.

You can put a "Do not disturb" sign on your door and make sure no one bothers you. If anyone ask - just say, you're studying, which is true.

At least, that works for me. Others may have better ideas.

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01 Jan 2016 16:04 #217933 by adadsy
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Zac-Ek Plast wrote: Managing time is quite a challenge. So much to do, so little time, as the valid saying goes. :)

What works for me is scheduling all my planned activities for a week, then determine which time period would I spent my studies. For each day, I'd spent an hour on the studies, then doing something else. Even if you're not done with the task, you can always do it the next day. But, may not be an hour, maybe two hours. However long you feel up to it.

You can put a "Do not disturb" sign on your door and make sure no one bothers you. If anyone ask - just say, you're studying, which is true.

At least, that works for me. Others may have better ideas.


Thank you :)
Guess ill try that, the trick i imagine is finding a balance between social life, academic studies and spiritual growth, something im assuming will become easier over time :laugh:

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01 Jan 2016 16:29 #217937 by Firewolf
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Time management is hard for me somtimes. What I do to get through studies here is i add it on to what I would do for my school work.

So when I was done with my school work I would immediately do a lesson or two for here.

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01 Jan 2016 17:35 #217952 by Proteus
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You might continue to struggle as long as you see "spiritual growth" as something we do separately from everything else. ;)

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01 Jan 2016 19:29 #217990 by Connor L.
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Pro is certainly right.

Also, you might come up with an A1 sauce list. Each night before you go to bed, put down your goals for the following day.
A = MUST BE DONE first thing.
B = Really should be done today.
C = Could be pushed off if A and B take all day.
D = Long term, not needed to do today.

Then, you assign each letter group a numbered list of goals. Here's an example day:
A1, Call Bob and get that deal signed.
A2, Grab lunch with the wife.
A3, Finish the Bob paperwork.
A4, journal at the end of the day! (Can go on to B/C)
B1, Do misc. paperwork on Lay deal.
B2, Do meditation/exercise.
C1, Call sister and ask about party next month
C2, Start TOTJO IP, lesson 1 part 1 (just listen!)
D, continue IP.

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01 Jan 2016 20:06 #218001 by Yugen
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A thing i do is to listen while i'm in the bus, while i'm walking, while i'm shopping etc.
Something to try out for you perhaps

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01 Jan 2016 20:29 #218005 by Rickie
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I use a to do list and do one thing at a time. When done with item I decide what O should do next. I can only do one thing at a time and my day is a series of decisions. I never get through the full list. I do the best I can and start each day anew.

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01 Jan 2016 20:29 #218006 by Desolous
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First, you must realize there is no time. Only your perception of entropy, as all systems devolve.

Then you see you are only managing your prioritization of pending tasks and goals.

Part of the above is BS , but you get the idea.

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01 Jan 2016 20:31 #218007 by Senan
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It is also important to make sure that you are not over scheduling yourself. Despite our best intentions, life happens. Do not neglect your social life or emotional well being for the sake of completing a few tasks. Your study may come in waves and you may find yourself more or less motivated as you move forward. This is okay! Set priorities and trust your instincts.

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