How is time management related to productivity? (image credit: Breeze)

Many SNHU students have found themselves in time crunches this remote semester.

Students who live at home and have jobs, now have to juggle their coursework alongside their jobs.

Fortunately, there are many tips and tricks to reduce the stress of a busy schedule.

Time management is a great skill for all working college students to have. This kind of skill allows students to prioritize their time and keep them on track.

There are many ways one can properly balance their time between work and school that will lead them to success in both situations.

Communicate with Employers and Professors

If you are finding yourself in a situation where you are working too much and you need more time dedicated to school, consider discussing your work schedule with your employer.

Getting an education and earning a degree is important. If work is getting in the way, it is okay to take a step back.

It may help to think about the ‘big picture’ and remember why you are pursuing an education. If you are struggling with your courses and need more time or help, reach out, and communicate that need to your professors.

Never be afraid of asking for help when you need it most.

Organize

A great way to stay organized is by getting a planner, or some sort of notebook.

Jotting down assignments and due dates will ensure you don’t miss homework, quizzes or exams.

It is also important to dedicate a space where work can get done. Finding a place where you can complete work in peace is crucial to getting school assignments done while also managing a work schedule.

Having one space where homework and remote classes can get done will also help you keep all your school materials organized.

Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is important. Not getting the proper amount of it every night can cause negative effects on your day.

Quality of sleep affects how one thinks, learns, works, and reacts. This is why it is so important to get good sleep every night. It allows us to work more diligently throughout the day and retain more information.

Those with busy schedules who struggle with managing work and school should start a nighttime routine that is realistic and achievable.

Take Time for Yourself

Don’t forget that college is a great and fun experience that only lasts a short amount of time, so make the most of it!

Take time to enjoy yourself and make memories with friends.

Yes, it is important to stay on top of assignments and go to work, but if time management can be done properly, you will have more time to yourself. This allows you to think clearer and get more energized.

Balancing work and school is possible and can increase productivity. Balancing these two allows students to make better use of their time and become more confident in their jobs and in their education.

Elizabeth White
I am a second year student in the Degree in Three program studying Marketing. I have found great joy in writing since I was in elementary school. I wanted to join Penmen Press because I have always wanted to get involved on campus and share my love for writing with everyone. My favorite things are my friends and family, painting, and going to Disney World. I am looking forward to working and learning from other members of the Press and I can't wait to see where this takes me.