Student life is in general hectic, for some reason. As a student, you have classes to attend, assignments to complete, prepare for practical sessions, do project work and amidst these you also have your own life to have fun and enjoy.
The last thing is so important because, parties, get together, picnics, hiking, dating and all other fun are so important and they can’t be missed especially in the student phase of the life.
So in general it is very important for a student, more than any business man to learn how to manage time effectively.
Having a well-organized schedule is a good discipline. It is nice not to choke yourself on too much unplanned and unexpected stuff and rather follow a disciplined and organized work/personal life schedule.
Work when you need to work, study when you need to study and have fun when you need to do so. All this can be achieved only with efficient time management. If you don’t care about managing your time, your life won’t be organized.
Helps to develop skills
Time management is in itself a great skill. Added to that you can develop many more skills when you are a student who can manage time effectively.
When you manage your time better, you have some good time that is set aside for learning and practicing new skills, otherwise you will be all overwhelmed with just attending classes and doing assignments. This is because while in a school or a college you have more opportunities for developing new skills which are otherwise not so easy to catch up.
There are games sessions, language sessions, self improvements sessions and so on. So in order to make use of these opportunities and learn skills of your interest you need to get yourself some free time. This is only possible if you manage time effectively.
Gives time for life
Life, especially during college days is something that no one should miss. Yes, you can never get those times, friends, energy and the buzz again any time later. So as a college student you must take all possible efforts to enjoy your own life, that’s an order! Have as much fun as possible, party crazy, socialize, go to movies, join the sports club and the hiking club and so on.
Live your life to the fullest so that you won’t regret later. But how is this possible? If you manage your time effectively, you will be able to set aside time for all of these activities, alongside your studies. With effective time management you will be more productive in less time.
Everyone face crisis some time or the other. You may fall sick, someone in your family may need you urgently, your friend may be having a hard time and need your help, you may have an un-announced exam and so on.
As a student, you have no other chance than simply facing it boldly. You cannot for sure run away and hide somewhere. Setting aside time for unexpected events is one of the crucial parts of managing time.
Equip yourself for the real world
As a student, you have a lot more of real life to face after your student life. Most probably, it would be a job or a business for which you need to equip yourself. Not only your training or expertise in your field is enough but an organized life is more than anything.
It builds a brand for you, it exposes you as a dignified person, it elevates your caliber in the society when you become a man or a woman with a career. You get your colleagues, employees and employers to stop, turn back and notice you, just by being organized and maintaining predictable schedules. In short, you will reap good rewards later in your life by practicing time management in your student days.