Time Savers for High School Students!
There many different types of time savers which can help in getting yourself organized so you don’t forget any last minute details. It’s easier to remember to do things, or find things, when you are clear headed and calm. Here are some good time saving tips:
- Layout your next day’s clothes, book bag, school money, keys and homework to bring to school, each school night. Check other areas like your assignment pad and calendar to ensure you have everything you will need for the next day. It is best to know what you need to have, before you have forgotten what you need when the time has passed. The concept here is to be prepared for anything.
- Make your next day’s lunch the evening prior to school, if you take your own lunch to school. It is best to prepare this right after dinnertime, which ensures you will be getting the best choices in lunch food.
- Shower or wash your hair in the evening instead of in the morning. This saves a lot of time and allows you to get ready calmly and not in a rush.
- Go to bed at the same time every night during the school week. Although your parents may have a present bedtime, you may feel is a little earlier, look to negotiate perhaps an hour later when you can prove you can get up each morning on your own. If you find that you cannot get up on time and you are always rushed, look to simply going to bed earlier.
- If you find that in the morning the fight over the bathroom is a daily event, negotiate bathroom times with the other members of your family. Use your bedroom for doing such things as combing your hair and dressing yourself.
- Above all, don’t fight in the morning. Avoid this at all costs, as it both takes up too much of your valuable time and has the potential to ruin your day. You can fight later, but, not catch the bus later.
- Look to using spare time in school for doing homework if you have friends you play with after school; but, if you only play with your friends at school, then save your homework for when you arrive home.
- Organize your television watching for the week by circling all the shows you want to watch for that week and stay away from watching shows not circled. When you know the show you want to watch is going to be that night, look to finishing all your homework at school and at home so you are able to sit back and enjoy the movie or show.
- It is possible to multi task, meaning you can do two things at one time. If you are watching television, you can do things like exercising while watching, help with folding laundry, organize CD’s, just about anything that you can do while watching or listening to music will let you accomplish two tasks together and have a real sense of accomplishments.
- If you are regularly calling friends, work out times to talk to them so that you can have longer conversations, instead of having to worry about getting back to your homework. If you complete your homework ahead of the schedule phone call, you will know that you don’t have to hang up on them knowing you have homework to do.
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