As an 18-year-old balancing education, physical activity, and extracurricular activities, I struggle with time management. When it came to more planned study time or the big exam season, I used to be rather stressed because 'I have no time', but I realised that with proper time and life schedule organisation, it became dramatically different.

Now, let us remember what time management is. Effective time management involves planning, organising, and controlling specific tasks and activities to meet goals efficiently. Some signs of good time management that can contribute to a healthy and balanced lifestyle include decreased stress and anxiety, greater energy, efficiently achieved goals, more accomplishments in less time, higher confidence, and many others. Here are the top three tips and tricks to get you started.

#1 - Setting your priorities.

This involves identifying the most important activities and allocating time and resources accordingly, ensuring that critical deadlines and goals are accomplished efficiently. Individuals can efficiently manage their workload and productivity by prioritising high-priority tasks.Creating work lists, grading task relevance and urgency, and, most importantly, setting goals and objectives were all helpful in teaching me how to prioritise tasks.

#2: Create schedules.

It is difficult if you have never had a special organisational approach other than a list of activities, but this can readily adjusted. While there are numerous organisational templates available on Pinterest and YouTube, it's important to consider how to implement them.

My advise is to first assess your energy level, then estimate the time required for a task, allot time blocks, add breaks, and be flexible; it is very common for a schedule to change in the midst of the week.

#3: Stay organised and stick to the plan.

To avoid mistakes and successfully manage your job, keep track of deadlines, appointments, and obligations using tools such as calendars, planners, or digital apps. Maintain flexibility and adaptability in your approach to time management, revising plans and priorities as needed to meet unanticipated circumstances or shifting objectives, but always keep to the plan you've already created because that's what matters.

I hope you like those tips, and that they will help some of you achieve your goals and better arrange your time.