By Hannah Poulson
In the world where there is Facebook, YouTube, Hulu, and Stumble Upon it is possible to not do anything of value and still be thoroughly entertained for hours. In 2010, the average teenager spent 32.2 hours on the Internet a month. This technological age is providing more and more opportunities to procrastinate and it takes strong determination to avoid these traps. It doesn't take much convincing to stop doing your homework and watch your favorite TV show. The thing to do? Turn off your computer, hide it in the closet, and do your homework! Granted in order to do the assignment you may need the computer. Then go to the library where there will be others around attempting to study as well. If the change in environment doesn't help, you should really get Self Control. This is an important quality in a person, but it is also now an app for Macs. This app is designed to block distracting Web sites for a predetermined time-- forcing you to work.
Not only does the Internet take up our time, but everyone seems to be in a thousand activities whether it's BPA, sports, band, drama, work, not to mention school. Something is bound to fall through the cracks. To ensure this doesn't happen write everything down. Love your planner! Create a list that needs to get done, follow that list, and once you finish … reward yourself. Another tip is concentrate on one thing at a time. The human mind works more efficiently when focused. Finally, no matter how many tips are out there for time management, only you can decide to manage your time wisely and stick to your plan.
Tue, December 6, 2011
by H. Poulson