We can all agree that law students are busy. Classes, reading, student organizations, job searching, jobs… it is definitely a lot to manage. Toss in preparation for finals and a lot of people get panicked. And panic is the worst thing when you are trying to efficiently focus and absorb large amounts of information.
The following are some tips and strategies which can help you manage your time effectively.
Delete, delete, delete! Drop everything non-essential. The end of the semester is not the time to start your holiday shopping or to declutter your kitchen. If you are involved in student organizations, defer tasks and meetings to January if feasible. Procrastination can steal valuable time, and it often manifests itself as a bunch of unimportant tasks and projects which suddenly seem important, allowing you an “out” from your studying. Resist the distractions. If something comes up, just take a second to jot down the chore somewhere for later reminder, acknowledge the distraction for what it is, and move on with your plan.