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Time management

PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 5:12 pm
by QuintessentialQuidnunc
Hi, I hope I'm writing this in the right place and that my problems with things like internal clocks(like having an instinctive appreciation for measuring time,only, without external help(like a clock or sunlight.)

I have a REALLY hard time managing my time, partly because it takes lots of practice, and partly because I can't
seem to "feel" time rushing past me. Sometimes I'm too absorbed by whatever it was I was in the process of doing . I can have trouble managing to focus on small, step to step tasks, that could help keeping me organised.

Any ideas on how to help me and people like me be a little more systematic.

Thanks!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:00 pm
by Xx_vampire_xX
I used to be very unorganized. In fact in ways I still am. The best thing to do is to make a timetable for everyday of the week from when you wake up till went you go to sleep. A personal orangizer would be good one that beeps when you have a event. This way you know when your next thing is.
Hope this helps Laura xx

PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:06 am
by parnassus
Routine, routine, routine. Knowing that you always have lunch at twelve o'clock on a Saturday, that you always go out for a walk at one-thirty, that you always start your revision at three o'clock on the dot will help you to appreciate what different units of time feel like. (An hour and a half between lunch and walk, for example.) Timetables and checklists are very effective, as are alarm clocks. I often get very absorbed in different activities, which is wonderful - but not when I have many other things to accomplish. So I set an alarm clock to 'wake myself up' after I've spent a sufficient amount of time on that activity.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:14 pm
by Thirteen-thirty-seven
Have a digital watch (easier to read than analogue).
Make timetables for revision etc. Set alarms to go off every hour or something.

Re: Time management

PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 9:08 pm
by Hermionefan5
QuintessentialQuidnunc wrote:Hi, I hope I'm writing this in the right place and that my problems with things like internal clocks(like having an instinctive appreciation for measuring time,only, without external help(like a clock or sunlight.)

I have a REALLY hard time managing my time, partly because it takes lots of practice, and partly because I can't
seem to "feel" time rushing past me. Sometimes I'm too absorbed by whatever it was I was in the process of doing . I can have trouble managing to focus on small, step to step tasks, that could help keeping me organised.

Any ideas on how to help me and people like me be a little more systematic.

Thanks!


That happens to me too. I just get absorbed in the thing I am doing and then the time goes way too fast!! I have a digital watch that cost only ten dollars at Target and I wear it all the time so I know what time it is. It has a stopwatch and alarm on it, which help me know how long I've been at something. then I can say, "Oh, okay, been doing homework for an hour. Now I can take a 20 minute break." I just sometimes have willpower problems, as in I take too long of breaks or spend too much time on something I like to do, and not what I have to do. Like today, spent too much time on here. Gotta go! Bye! -Shanna 8)

PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 9:20 pm
by pinkparrot
Time? I've run out before I've even started! My time management is dreadful! Once on a history test, I spent over half of my time planning! Aaaaghh! My essay wasn't good.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:13 pm
by parnassus
Do you receive any study support, pinkparrot?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:14 pm
by pinkparrot
Define "study support."

PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:15 pm
by parnassus
Do you go to a special teacher who helps you to plan your time, to improve your memory, and to overcome dyspraxic difficulties generally? It is sometimes called learning support, sometimes special education.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:20 pm
by pinkparrot
No. I am currently home-educated.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:21 pm
by parnassus
Do you have any plans to return to a school setting?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:22 pm
by pinkparrot
I am trying to get into private school. What about you?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:20 pm
by Pookie
I have problems prioritising.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:54 pm
by parnassus
pinkparrot, I'm currently at university, so hopefully I won't have to return to school at any point in the future - unless I go for a visit or armed with a teaching qualification! :D

I used to study here http://www.kirkhamgrammar.co.uk

If ever you feel like going to boarding school, you could do worse than Colditz...

PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:59 pm
by pinkparrot
I don't think boarding school is possible because I always have to have music on at night. I hate silence and can't relax in it. It annoys friends at sleepovers because it wakes them up!