As important as it is to work hard, managing your time in an effective way is equally important. Successful people don't get more than 24 hours in a day or do not have a secret tool to prolong time, it's just that they manage their time more effectively than others. Here are few ways through which you can manage your time during preparation for FSc, MDCAT, or any other exam.


1. Make a checklist every day:




The first thing you've got to do when you start your day is make a checklist and do your best to follow it. Keep marking on the checklist as soon as you get done with your tasks. It's very encouraging when you check at the end of the day that you've followed your plan successfully.


2. Minimize Distractions:


To utilize most of your time in studies, you need to make sure you spend minimum time on social media. Delete all the extra apps from your phone. Do not waste your time on television, internet, or watching series.
All those students who've topped their exams or even do so regularly are known to have one thing in common 'They do not leave their books, not even for having a meal, unless and until they're done with the topic/chapter they were supposed to do.'


3. Study SMART.

It's not possible, not to get bored and feel like giving up when you've constantly been studying from the same book every single day. Instead, of sticking to your textbook for more than 10 hours every day, modify your ways of studying. Take a break from textbook and watch relevant videos on the topic you were studying from the book or solve some MCQs for a while if you get bored of the book. The Internet is not always bad. It depends on how you use it. 


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4. Make Smart Goals:




If you're planning to get done with 14 chapters in one day, it's quite probable that you won't be able to accomplish this goal. It's not to discourage anyone but to make sure your plans for the day are workable and realistic. Quantity is important but quality matters too, especially when you're in the initial stages of your preparation. Daily Goal setting is a very easy task if you follow certain rules. Your Goals must be SMART. Click here to learn about how to set goals. 


5. Have good sleeping habits.



It does not matter when exactly do you wake up or sleep, but it does matter that you should wake up and sleep at the same time every day in order to have the maximum productivity.

However, it varies from one person to another. Some people are more productive when they study at night while other people do so in the early morning.

6. Make your surroundings favorable for studies:


Select a peaceful and quiet corner of your house for studying. It should be comfortable and free from distractions. Paste your schedule in front of you to keep reminding yourself of your goal for today. Also, put a clock on your study table or wherever you're studying.


7. Communicate with your teachers right away:




If you don't understand a topic or a question, speak to your teacher right away without feeling shy or anything. This will save your time in the long run because you'll get your confusions cleared within time, without wasting time.


8. Mute your group chats and turn your notifications off on phone:



It's difficult to stay focused when your phone keeps beeping with notifications and messages every time. Read the messages when you've time, all in one go. This will keep you from checking your phone every 10-15 minutes.


9. Keep reminding yourself why you're doing all this:

It's easier to stay motivated when you don't lose sight of your goal. Keep reminding yourself the reason behind all this hard work time to time and surprisingly enough, you'll actually enjoy working hard if you know the outcome is great enough.


10. Install a time-management app on your phone:

There are time management apps on the play store too where you enter your schedule for that particular day and they keep reminding you to put your phone off because it's time to study.


11. Make friends with motivated people:




Jim Rohn once said, 'You're the average of the five people you spend most of your time with'. It is important to be friends with people you share a lot in common with. It's easier to stay motivated and focused when your friends are equally productive and hardworking.

In the end, remember that if time flies, you're the pilot. As H Jackson Brown said:
''Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.''


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