Learn to compromise where it is necessary. The importance and urgency of a task can change anytime of the day. Make adjustments and allow times for these. If there are things that has to be re prioritize, re scheduled, postponed and dropped altogether. Accepting your limitations is a good idea anytime. The remaining hours is for travelling and other personal errands. The eight hours left to work everyday is not only very reasonable it is ideal. - Individuals may differ but for most people, the first working hours in the morning are the most productive. Use it well. Say no to interruptions that you can do without. What it is Not Time Management Some of the most common arguments about not having to put time into segments of activities is that time management restrict spontaneity. It takes away the surprises that make life more enjoyable. It makes life so regimented to limit freedom. On the other hand a person who have learned enough time management and have applied them have more predictable results, have better direction and purpose, are more successful and often ends up with more time in hand. Time management courses are meant to keep us functioning effectively and cope with the expectations of the present and our expectations of ourselves. Usually companies today provide time management courses and seminars to their employees. Often though these are work-related courses designed to make the attendee more efficient and productive. There are generally two issues that effect us most in the workplace. One is the way things and events affect us, the other is how we control them. - There is no such thing as organized clutter. Clutter is clutter and no matter how it is viewed, it is still disorganized. Employees who want to impress their bosses do this time and time again. Consider this weekly time allowance: - Everybody have 168 hours in one week. - Sleep = 7 hours for the average adult. Given one hour plus or minus, sleep eats that much time. 7 hours x 7 days = 49 hours - Lecture and lab time per week = 25 hours - Personal necessities (eating, grooming, hygiene, etc) = 2 hours a day x 7 = 14 hours - Study time at one hour per subject (average) = 25 hours - Other students will need short naps between classes.