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Time managing

  1. Jan 4, 2010 #1
    Hello,
    Is there a way to manage our time and our work?
     
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  3. Jan 4, 2010 #2

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    Yes.

    Did you have a more specific issue you need help dealing with?
     
  4. Jan 4, 2010 #3
    Doesn't matter what you manage, but can you still stick with the plan?
     
  5. Jan 6, 2010 #4
    Check out some books by Cal Newport. . .
     
  6. Jan 17, 2010 #5
    If you have problems with procrastination.. (like I do)
    Here are some helpful hints:
    1) It doesn't have to be perfect it just has to be good, and most importantly, it needs to be done.
    2) Once you begin its much easier to keep going.
    3)Do the important but non urgent tasks.
     
  7. Jan 18, 2010 #6
    If you are a student, this book is really good.
     
  8. Jan 18, 2010 #7
    great, so now we have books on how to manage your time?
    I thought it was simple as make a plan and stick with it.
     
  9. Jan 18, 2010 #8
    I follow my motto adherently,
    "Procrastinate and Masturbate"..... I mean spend my time on more productive activities!
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2010
  10. Jan 18, 2010 #9
    Huh?

    So you read it and try to follow the ideas that you think that will help you.
     
  11. Jan 22, 2010 #10
    Here is the best piece of advice I can give you with regards to time management:

    Start working on assignments/projects as soon as they are assigned!!

    You do not have to complete the assignment right away - just get started. This will help you stay on top of things. I can't tell you how many times I've been working on assignments which lasted much longer than I had originally anticipated. If I had put them off until a later time, I would have been in trouble!
     
  12. Jul 4, 2010 #11
    I am on the verge of being completely and utterly defeated by procrastination. Two days from now.

    Listen to Lateralus. Heed him well.

    I dare add only: choose reasonable research subjects. Save the pipe dream research for after you've got the degree.

    Do not do as I have.
    Do not end up like I will.
     
  13. Jul 4, 2010 #12
    On procrastination:

    Perhaps train yourself to monitor and adjust your attitudes. Focus on the positive end result. Instead of thinking something like, "I've got to get my homework done," try to think of the results that are satisfying: "When I'm done, I'll have a better understanding of rotational friction (or whatever)."

    On time managing:

    See

    http://www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/success/time.html

    http://www.studygs.net/timman.htm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_management

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5784740380335567758# [Broken]

    Edit: Geez, this is from January!
     
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