Research summary Bora Tandırcıoğlu

Benefits of time management for adult students:

  1. You will avoid missing important academic and non-academic deadlines

    • Turning in your assignments, paper report or FAFSA applications early or on time will give you enough breathing time. Remembering to schedule your time for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and vacations will also prevent last minute preparations.

  1. You will be happier and healthier

    • Following a good time management routine will allow you to have more time to live a healthy lifestyle by sleeping well, eating right and exercising regularly. The benefits multiply when you treat your body right.

  1. You will have more time to do what you enjoy doing

    • An effective time management routine will give you more time to pursue a hobby. Whether it’s gardening, painting, hiking or simply spending quality time with your family, scheduling time for your hobbies and interests will greatly enhance the quality of your life.

  1. You will become more flexible and spontaneous

    • Good time management habits can give you extra time to squeeze in unexpected activities or changes to your schedule, such as helping a friend with a project or enjoying a quick lunch with an old friend.

  1. Learning good time management skills will benefit you after you complete college:

    • People will notice the good habits that you develop when honing your time management skills. This can help open doors of opportunities to getting the job or position that you want because you are relaxed and organized, and you know how to prioritize to get the job done right.

The Top 10 Life Benefits of Time Management

Less Stress – Managing your time can directly reduce your stress level. Fewer surprises. Fewer tight deadlines. Less rushing from task-to-task and place-to-place.

  1. Get More Done – Of course, being productive is one of the main goals of time management. When you are aware of what you need to do, you are able to better manage your workload. You will be able to get more (of the right tasks) done in less time.

  2. Less Rework – Being organized results in less rework and mistakes. Forgotten items, details, and instructions lead to extra work. How often do you have to do a task more than once? Or make an extra trip because you forget something?

  3. Less Life Friction and Problems – How often do you create your own problems? Whether it is a forgotten appointment or missed deadline, not managing your time results in increased life friction. Avoid creating your own problems by planning and preparing for your day.

  4. More Free Time – We can’t create more time, but you can make better use of it by managing your time. Even simple actions like shifting your commute or getting your work done early can produce more leisure time in your life.

  5. Less Wasted Time – When you know what you need to do, you waste less time in idle activities. Instead of wondering what you should be doing next, you can already be a step ahead of your work.

  6. More Opportunities – Being on top of your time and work produces more opportunities. The early bird always has more options. As well, luck favors the prepared.

  7. Improves Your Reputation – Your time management reputation will proceed you. At work and in life you will be known as reliable. No one is going to question whether you are going to show up, do what you say you are going to do, or meet that deadline.

  8. Less Effort – A common misconception is that time management takes extra effort. To the contrary, proper time management makes your life easier. Things take less effort, whether it is packing for that trip or finishing up that project.

  9. More Time Where it Matters – Managing your time is allotting your time where it has the most impact. Time management allows you to spend your time on the things that matter most to you.

http://literacy.kent.edu/salt_fork/time_priority/timemanagement/benefits.html

Career Planning

  • If you can control your time, you will be able to identify and set your priorities as well as develop a plan of action to achieve your goals.

Reading

In today’s complex world, you need time for reading that

  • Relates to the job,

  • Promotes personal and professional growth, and

  • Entertains

Communicating

  • The effective management of your time can lead to effective communication with others to give assistance, support, motivation, and direction.

Relaxing

  • It is important to plan relaxing activities as well as the necessary activities to accomplish your goals.

  • It is important to allow time for unplanned or unexpected demands or interruptions.

Thinking

  • Developing and using effective time management skills will allow time to plan, renew, and pursue personal and career goals.

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