Tips for Time Management | Discussions @ Dawn

Tips for Time Management

Hey guys!

Welcome to the first Discussions at Dawn. This is where I will talk about hot button issues, book related topics, and other things I find interesting.

Tips for Time Management

I will be the first to tell you that I suck at time management. But I feel if I make this list that it will not only help you, but it will also help me out. In this day and age there are so many distractions. Internet, videos, music, games, tv shows, movies. The list is endless. How are we supposed to get anything done like finish the last hundred pages of your current read, or write up that review that’s been on the back burner for a while. Well these are what help me, when I have the will power to do them, so I hope they help you as well!

Be Well Rested

Nothing is more important then getting enough sleep at night and feeling energized and ready to work. I know when it comes down to start reading or working on my blog and I haven’t gotten enough sleep the night before, all I can think about is taking a nap. And guess what? Naps win all the time.

So if you get an appropriate amount of sleep, wake up and get an early start to your day, then I can guarantee that you will achieve a lot and better manage your time.



Do you see that screen you’re staring at right now? That screen is most likely keeping you from doing other important tasks. I know it’s blasphemous to say this day and age, but it’s not the end of the world if you just unplug for a couple hours. That means turning off your wifi, setting your phone and other gadgets on airplane mode and just unplug from the digital world all together.

I have done this numerous times and have been able to knock things off my never ending to-do list. Trust me, the digital world is not going to miss you. News flash the world functioned before technology, so can you.


ImportanceΒ is Key

Make a to-do list of tasks you need to complete. Mine usually include what posts I need to write up, edit, and schedule for the upcoming week, along side my reading goals. Now here is the kicker. Complete the most important tasks first. Even if they are the biggest on the list. Once you knock those off the list everything else will be a walk in the park. (You should also include that in your to-do lists as well, or any other form of exercise you lazy bums).

Importance is key, so make sure you make them your highest priority and you will find that your time will be better managed.

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Clean Environment

What I mean by a clean environment, not only means a neat and tidy place, but also a work space with limited distractions. Let’s face it, we can all be a little messy once and a while (or all the time in my case), but with a clean and distraction free work environment, you will find yourself accomplishing more in your day.

I work at my home’s dining room table most of the time. There is no TV around, no games, no objects to catch my attention. Just me, my computer, and the dining table. This way I won’t be tempted to flip a channel on the TV or whip out my phone or 3DS and play some games. No distractions is important.



Stay Organized


I can’t stress how organizing yourself is dire. I not only have an agenda, but also two notebooks, and a pretty awesome pencil case. When you write things down you are less likely to forget to do something. In my agenda I write down all the posts I need to write on their respective days. In one of my notebooks I keep lists of tags, Top 10 Tuesdays and other listy things that are book related. In my other notebook I keep track of the books I read, and my ARC’s/reviews.

If I didn’t keep track and write all these things down, I would be forever lost and nothing would ever get done.


So do me a favor, turn off your wifi/phones, get enough rest, organize your life and tasks, and surround yourself in a neat and tidy environment. I can guarantee that you will soon be managing your time a lot better. I know these tips have helped me thus far (even though I have weaknesses to TV and social media). I know they can help you guys too if you find yourself in need of better time management.

Until next time,

Sig New


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Jesse Nicholas lives in Toronto, Canada. He is an aspiring writer and one day wishes to have a novel published. Along with writing, Jesse enjoys music, travel, trashy TV, and is an avid reader of anything in the Young Adult and Fantasy/Sci-Fi genres. He is currently posts reviews on the novels he reads on his blog, and spends hours upon hours coming up with ideas for a future stories.

13 thoughts on “Tips for Time Management | Discussions @ Dawn”

  1. I should definitely turn off my phone and computer more often. I will also try to write my reviews on paper, because when I do them on wordpress, I get distracted by a comment, a like, or I feel like checking blog posts every 15 minutes!

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    1. If I honestly had the time I would write mine down too… but I feel like it’s double the work.

      What you could do though is turn your wifi off, write out your review on Microsoft Word or whatever the Apple version of that is, and copy and paste it to your WordPress!

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  2. Great post! I definitely need to start using these tips in my every day life. I have so many things that I need to do, but of course all of the distractions just seem so much better! Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

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