The different time management techniques in this course are designed to provide structures and frameworks to help minimise the problems associated with time management.
Managing learning time is all very well but we all get tired, fed up, bored and distracted sometimes, even when we are usually ambitious and motivated in our studies.
The root cause of obstacles to achievement is often behavioural. Our own behaviour can put paid to learning, no matter how well organised our schedule is, some common examples are:
Are there any behaviour patterns that you recognise in yourself here?
Perhaps you have a method that you deploy to re-ignite your interest?
Usually, it is possible to manage or avoid obstacles and to go on to achieve learning goals. You can minimise or control them, and it certainly helps to become intensely involved in what you are doing.
Here are two more practical ideas:
Self-awareness is vital – if you know which negative behaviour you are prone to you can observe this in yourself and take action to stop it.
Let us conclude by briefly summarising the “remedies” from Study Skills where they are relevant to overcoming the obstacles to effective time management for learning.