TIME lost Never Gained
• Time is free, but it's priceless.
• You can't own it, but you can use it.
• You can't keep it, but you can spend it.
Once you've lost it you can never get it
You are Creator of You Destiny
• Everything you are today and
everything you become in the future will
be determined by the way you think
and the way you use your time. Your
attitude towards time is a critical factor
in all you do and everything you
Time management really means
It’s a way to be happier, more effective, and
Myths about Time Management
Time management is nothing but common
sense. I do well in school, so I must be
managing my time effectively.
It takes all the fun
out of life!!!
what I do, I
Time-management is important for medical students,
because in order to be successful, you must balance your
time wisely among many commitments, such as classes,
study time, family, friends and hobbies.
The Benefits of Time Management
You are more productive.
You reduce your stress.
You improve your self-esteem.
You achieve balance in your life..
You feel more confident in your ability to
get things done.
You reach your goals.
Time Consumers - How you loose your TIME
• Talking with friends
• Talking on telephone
• Watching television
• Listening to music
• Drop-in visitors
• Reading (other than assignments)
• Playing sports, games, or hobbies
• Doing household chores
• Partying and goofing around
• Snacking and eating
• Hanging out
• Procrastinating or worrying
• Find balance between:
• Academic schedule
• Social life
• Time alone
• Specific and concrete.
• Set both long-term goals and short-term
• Set a deadline for your goals.
• Realize that goals change, but know
which goals to stick to!
Go for the
Where to start?
1. Set Goals!
2. Make a Schedule
Set Up Your Semester Calendar
Look at the syllabus for the class schedule.
Begin with blocking all class and lab times.
Block all other set time obligations:
Work, sleep etc.…
Highlight all exams and project due dates.
Work backwards from exams and papers and map out
Don’t forget to take a break once in a while.
Set Up Your Weekly Plan
Spend 30 minutes or so mapping out the week.
Ask yourself these questions about the week:
• What do I expect to accomplish?
• What will I have to do to reach these goals?
• What tasks are more important than others?
• How much time will each activity take?
• When will I do each activity?
• How flexible do I have to be to allow for unexpected things?
TO DO LISTS
Make a ‘to do’ list each day to remind you of what you have
to do each day.
Prioritize each item on the list, labeling the most imp items
A, the less imp B, and the nice to do items C.
Be sure to start with the A’s so that you complete the
most important items first.
Go on to your B’s and C’s only if you find you have the
Create your own Notes
C’s of Note-Taking
• Take Charge of Your Lecture
• Concentrate and Focus on the
• Listen Critically
• Connect and Capture Key Ideas
and focus on the material!!!
Beware of Distractions
• Daydreaming & Doodling
• Be Ready for the Message
• Listen to Main Concepts
• Listen for New Ideas
• Ask Questions
Connect and Capture Key Ideas
• Identify key words, themes and main points
• Relate Details to the Main Point
• Listen for Clues
• Note when a topic comes up more than once
• Transition words signal the change in topics or new key points
“In contrast to”
“Let’s move on”
“This will be on the next exam”
“You will see this again”
This one for sure!
The Two to One Rule of Thumb
• For every hour you are in class, you should study at least
TIME SAVING TECHNIQUES
•Make TIME Productive
• Spend every second in an efficient and
• If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss
Learn when to say “NO”
• You can’t do everything
• Don’t undertake things you can’t
• Remain consistent to your goals
• Procrastination is a major obstacle
that can prevent you from
practicing good time management
• It is the constant pushing aside of
tasks that need to be completed
and is the archenemy of all
Rest and Relaxation are Foundation for
• Get plenty of exercise and sleep.
Improved focus and concentration help
increase efficiency, so you can
complete tasks in less time.
To Realize the Value of:
• ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.
• ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
• ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
• ONE DAY, ask a daily wage laborer with kids to feed.
• ONE HOUR, ask the persons who are waiting to meet.
• ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train.
• ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident.
• ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal in the
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