How to optimize your time while you are at Greystone College.

Calendar book - optimize your time

All of us are involved in various activities while we are studying at Greystone College. For example, some of us are working; others are involved in volunteer activities; and most of us spend time with friends or family. For that reason it is necessary all for all of us to learn to optimize our time. Luckily, I have a few tips to help you maximize your time.

Create an Activity Log

weekly calendar, optimize your time

First of all, you can create an “activity log” which is a schedule where you can put your activities in the order you need to achieve them. An activity log is like an informal agenda where you can record all the activities that usually happen at the same time every day during your week.

Spend Less Time on Social Media

woman using red iphone - optimize your time by cutting down on social media

Another piece of advice to to help you optimize your time is to spend less time on social media. You can easily reduce your social media time by just changing the configuration of your devices; or you can adjust your settings on social networks. For example Facebook has an option that allows you to limit the time that you use your account. 

Wake Up Early & Exercise

Man running in the morning along the sea side in Sydney

Another good idea is to wake up early in order to seize the day, and do exercise before you start day. Exercising is very helpful because it can give you more energy and make you feel healthier.

Don’t Procrastinate

Hourglass timer - optimize your time by tacking tasks quickly, in other words, don't procrastinate!

Finally, the most important piece of advice for many of us is to stop procrastinating. This is a big word but it basically just means “no postponement” or “no delay” in completing your activities or tasks. For example, if you know that you need to take care of a bureaucratic task, you should start early and attend to it as soon as possible. To help you stay on track, you could set an alarm in your smartphone with the deadlines of all your boring bureaucratic tasks.

Remember, every morning you have two choices: you can continue to live your dreams while you sleep, or you can wake up and achieve them. Following these tips should help you to prioritize what needs to be done. Do not put off tomorrow what you can achieve today, and you will find success both within and outside of Greystone. Carpe Diem.

This guest post was written by Greystone College Vancouver Business Student, Enrique Romero. Recently arrived to Vancouver, Enrique and his girlfriend came from Mexico for an adventure. In his spare time, he likes to watch science fiction movies, play game boards, and enjoy nature. He is looking forward to encountering different cultures and experiencing life here in Vancouver.

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