I’m a 13-year-old girl who has trouble managing time. You may think that kids like me wouldn’t need any time management, but that’s only because you don’t understand how busy we are. We have school to go to, just as adults go to work. We have homework to do. We have afterschool activities and tutoring. In between, we also have to make friends.
When I was younger, my parents did everything for me. They drove me to school and reminded me to do my homework. However, now that I’m in middle school, they think that it’s time I become more independent, but I don’t know how. I’m often late for school and forget to do my homework. The other day, I went to bed at 2 a.m. because I was so busy playing with my phone!
What should I do?
Late-for-School I have trouble managing time. - I have so many things to do. - I’m late for school and forget to do my homework. - I go to bed late.
Dear Late-for-School, Managing time is not an easy task, even for adults. Because time is the most valuable and finite resource in our life, everyone wants to be good at managing it. You can grab a notebook and record everything you do every hour or two. After a few days, you’ll be able to see which activities take the most out of your time. If you don’t like the result, maybe you can hold them off and do other things. Second, prioritize your activities. Because we only have a limited amount of money, we spend it on things we need or want the most. Spend your time like you spend your money. Distinguish what you want to do and have to do. Prioritize things that you have to do. They are usually things you promised to do, such as homework. Therefore, failing to do them is like breaking a promise. Ms. Wise
Be more organized by setting priorities. - Time is a valuable and finite resource. - Record your daily activities. - Distinguish what you want to do and have to do.
1. What difficulties does the student have, as a result of poor time management?
2. What advices does Ms. Wise give to the student?
1. Are you good at managing time? If so, do you have any know-hows?
2. If you're poor at managing time, what sort of troubles have you had to go through because of that?