What would be a summary of time management techniques? What could be some ideas to help improve time management skills?  

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lfawley eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Time management techniques are strategies that you can use to make the most of the time that you have in any given day, week, month, or even year. We use these techniques to help us schedule our lives so that we can accomplish everything that we need to do.

One of the best time management techniques that I know of is to make use of a detailed calendar. Start by writing down everything you do on a given day - include travel time to and from school or work, time spent studying, time spent at work, in class, on the phone, watching TV, taking a shower, eating, sleeping - don't leave anything out. Then, see where you can add time to your life by cutting out wasted time. Do you spend too much time watching TV or socializing? Could that time be put to better use? Are there blocks of time that you are not using?

Once you know ow you use your time, then decide what you really need to accomplish. Schedule time to complete certain tasks and stick to it. Don't be drawn away from the plan by outside influences.

It can also help to make lists of tasks that need to be done and check them off as you complete them. This not only helps with time management but also gives you a feeling of accomplishment as you see the list dwindle.