Q: I recently graduated high school and have never been good at time management. What can I do to manage my time better? Timeless in Tampa
A: Dear Timeless,
I find some of the best things one can do to manage time is to not manage it. What I mean by that is to see what you need to do at the start of each day, and don’t focus too much on the when and how you are going to complete them. As you become better at completing goals for that day, you will see over a couple week period trends in how you work and where you work best.
I did this for a while a long time ago, and realized that I work best when I have about a 90 minute block of time where I focus on work, and then take a short break before continuing on for another 90 minute period. Other times, for shorter tasks, I find blocking out a 30 minute block is more appropriate.
The key is to figure out what it is that you really need to get done and setting your priorities straight; then you’ll be able to manage your time better without doing much at all!