Time Management

Time Management Introduction

There are only so many hours in a day, especially as a student-athlete. Be honest, realistic and intentional about what you are doing with your time. If you are strategic and know what you need (which includes sleep, breaks from long tasks, social times and quiet spaces for productive work), you can thrive in your sport, your studies, and your social experience as a college student. 

Everyone has different personality types, learning styles, and time management styles and prefer different systems to organize their time and work. If there isn’t a obvious choice, try multiple and see which feels most natural. At the end of the day, these are not intended to create more work; rather, they are designed to alleviate stress and make the process more manageable. If any planning technique feels like a burden, it’s not the right fit – drop it and keep searching. For additional support and strategies, consult a learning specialist or academic counselor.