- Join a Time Management workshop at The Center for Teaching and Learning.
- Keep track of your activities (i.e., classes, meetings, study time, breaks) in a planner such as Google Calendar, which is available through your yale.edu e-mail account and can be synced across all devices. Review your schedule each morning or evening to prepare for the day.
- Keep a “to-do” list so that you can check off tasks as you complete them – also available through Google Calendar, which will sync with due dates.
- Prioritize tasks by focusing on high priority tasks first and reschedule less important matters for another time.
- Set boundaries. It’s okay to say NO! There are simply not enough hours in the day to do everything Yale and New Haven have to offer.
- Get enough sleep! Your academic performance will be impaired after an all-nighter. The research says so!
- Schedule a block of time every day to relax (or do nothing) – see this as productive recharging time that will benefit your work.
- Leave time in your schedule for the inevitable unexpected situations – blank space in your schedule is a sign of preparation, not laziness!
- Pad your schedule; if you think that a task will take two hours, schedule 2.5 or 3 just in case.