What is Time Management?

Time Management is the thinking skill that helps you to:

    • Make a good guess at how long it will take to do something.
    • Complete tasks on time.
    • Not waste your time.

For example, you use your Time Management skills when you get your homework done quickly so that you have a lot of time to go outside and play.

Sammy & Ugene

In this comic strip, Sammy decides to start his homework as soon as he gets home from school, so he is able to have fun and enjoy himself later. Ugene doesn’t think about the best way to use his time, and winds up rushing through his chores and homework at the last minute.

What can you do?

If you have a hard time getting your homework, chores, and other activities done on time, or you find that you never have enough time to hang out and relax after your work is done, you might need help improving your Time Management skills.

Here are some simple ideas that you can use to manage your time more efficiently:

    • Stop, think, and figure out what’s the most important thing to do and do it first.
    • Before you start your homework, try to figure out how long each assignment will take.
    • Use your cell phone, alarm clock, or watch to give you regular reminders every 10 or 15 minutes when you’re working on a task or chore.