Using time efficiently

Arfa Momin

Balancing social life with school life can sometimes be difficult. The best way to avoid stress is to work smarter, not harder.

1) Complete the most important task first

– Whatever assignment is the most difficult or due earliest, do these first.

– Spend more time on the assignments you are not sure about.

2) Learn to avoid distractions

– If any electronics distract you easily, put them away.

– If you are an owner of an iPhone, try out “do not disturb”.

3) Get enough sleep

– Most teenagers need at least 7-8 hours of sleep.

– When you don’t get enough hours your brain tends to fall asleep, making it harder to learn.

4) Plan ahead

– Get in a habit of writing down all of your assignments.

– Knowing what’s going on and planning ahead can give you time for other activities.

5) Enjoy yourself while working

– Listening to music can be a way of getting work done.

– Find a study buddy.

6) Social life

– Make plans for your social life but do not let it get in the way of school.