Although attending college and emerging into adulthood can be an exciting time of life, the college years also require students to balance multiple demands, including school, jobs and internships, friendships, romantic relationships, family obligations, campus organizations and clubs, etc. Achieving a successful college experience requires the use of strategies aimed at balancing the demands of life and managing your time well.
Time management is a skill that needs to be learned and practiced. If you are not sure what skills are involved in time management or you have tried these skills and still experience significant stress and imbalance, it may be helpful to seek professional assistance.
If you know how to manage your time but still find yourself avoiding important tasks, you may be struggling with procrastination. Oftentimes, people assume that procrastination is a sign of laziness, but procrastination can occur for many reasons, including:
If your difficulty with time management is significantly interfering with your academic, emotional, or social functioning, it may be necessary to seek additional help:
Time Management Handouts
Electronic handouts to help set a schedule, manage time, and accomplish goals
10 Tips for Finding Life Balance in College
Advice for coping and finding balance from MyCollegeSuccessStory.com
Guide to Maintaining Friendships
A brief video about 4 strategies for fostering your relationships even in difficult situations.
Balance Your Future and Present Self
A short video with an exercise that'll help you maintain a healthy balance in your life.
How to Manage Your Time Better
Get in control of your day with 3 easy steps to time management.
Comprehensive Workbook on Managing Procrastination
CCI’s workbook (7 modules) on understanding why you procrastinate and learning to combat it