My Main Challenges With Time Management In College

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I have a strong feeling I was the first child in my elementary school class to know what the word “procrastination” meant. Thanks to the lectures from parents and teachers for staving off projects until the last possible minute, I came to terms with my poor time management early on. Since then, I’ve worked aggressively to remedy the habit. Yet, in an age of growing distraction and constant activity spawned by the internet, the obstacles that add to my daily procrastination are constant and invasive. My two main challenges with time management are prioritizing schoolwork and divising time for entertainment. Setting priorities in college is a difficult feat. Being on campus surrounded by thousands of students means both constant distraction …show more content…
Despite these activities taking up the largest amount of my time, I would still like to increase my focus and quality of work for both, by decreasing my amount of time spent on electronics. The fact that I spend an equivalent amount of time browsing the internet as I spend on my schoolwork and classes is disheartening. The relationship between work and internet browsing (a form of mindless relaxation and stress-relief) has been evident for me since sixth grade. I rarely spent time on homework or projects in middle school and high school,and as long as I did well l in my classes, it allowed me to be relatively stress-free in my extra hours. Instead of spending time on the internet as a mental break from schoolwork …show more content…
Keeping updated with new television shows, movies, reading, and podcasts has been an obsession for me in the past few years, thanks to the recent popularity and accessibility of online streaming and binge-watching. However, as the number of avenues of modern entertainment continue to increase, so do problems with organizing and budgeting time for each. Out of all forms of media, I spend the majority of my time listening to music, usually knocking off around eight new albums every week alongside a mix of old favorites while I take my daily walk to classes or the dining halls. Music is by far the easiest form of entertainment to budget due to the lack of visual distraction, and the ability to enjoy while I go about all aspects of my day. I can only imagine the power that Walkmans must have had in the 1970s. I listen to a large amount of podcasts and radio shows as well, however my thoughts usually migrate distractingly towards the host’s conversation. Movies and television are difficult to budget in their own separate ways. I’ve always been a huge film buff, and so every time I finish watching one movie I end up adding two more to my watchlist, leading to an endless unsolvability, like Ouroboros devouring his own tail. Therefore movies, despite being easily streamed off anything I could desire, take no seat of priority for me. They’ll predominantly exist

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