Too many things that I have to catch up after a week break ...hopefully I'll be able to face all challenges soon....although winter just around the corner -means that surround me will be more cold and chilly.... ...more hardships that I've to face I should being more better person......this coming winter I've to make sure I should able deliver my PhD proposal to my supervisor...insyaallah....
Just to share...Time Management
Where are you going wrong?
Think about where you lose time and what activities prevent you from achieving your objectives. Here are some suggestions, but it is essential that you reflect on your own time thieves and acknowledge them.
Lack of objectives and deadlines
Lack of information
Can’t say 'No'
Never finishing tasks
Lack of self-discipline
The unforeseen crisis
How do you improve your time management?
The key to effective time management is to prioritise and plan so that everything essential and important gets done.
Have a look at the Planning Square below. Make a list of all the things you have to do and put them in one of the boxes. The most common problem is failing to differentiate the difference between urgent and important! To determine the importance of a task think about whether it is helping you to achieve the aims of your PhD – if not, should you be doing it? Who is it important to: should they be doing it?
Do - the list in this box should get smaller as you get better at time management
Delay - briefly while you deal with the DO box - don't let it get urgent!
Delegate - or dump and see how important it was
Dump - even if you want to do it!
The real skill in time management is to do the important things before they become urgent: i.e. plan never to have anything in the ‘DO’ box! You should always be working on the ‘DELAY’ box.
This is not as easy as it looks, but on a GRADschool you will get the opportunity to develop your time management skills and see how other PhDs do it.
'I’m much better at planning, prioritising and more clear minded about how to proceed'
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