Lets be honest here, being a STUDENT-athlete is hard work. And one of the most difficult things for many athletes to learn are really good time management skills. As a student-athlete, you often need to fit twice as much into your day as a typical student.
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For student-Athletes, throw on top of this 2-3 days of travel a week, makeup classes, missed projects and tests and office hours with professors.
Student Athletes have a lot of responsibility on their plates at any given time. On top of their crazy schedule, student athletes are expected to maintian a high standard of academic grades, participate in community events, be role models on campus, be constantly in the media and under the social microscope AND expected to perform at the top of their game every. single. day. This means getting enough sleep, eating regular, healthy meals and taking care of their bodies.
Now, back to time management. In order to deal with all of those commitments and expectations it is absolutely crucial that you have strategies in place to help you with time management.
We are going to share with you five strategies you can use to make time management easier, and a natural part of your life.
5 TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS
1. Write Daily Goals
Goal setting is sooooo important, not just for putting a voice to your dreams and visions, but also to incorporate into your daily routine. In fact, it is so important that we wrote a 12 page guide for student-athletes about how to write Epic Goals and incorporate them into your daily life.
STUDENT ATHLETE’S GUIDE TO SETTING AND ACHIEVING EPIC GOALS
2. Get organized
3. Have a Schedule
4. Identify your Priorities