Gaia Vasiliver-Shamis gives advice for coping with that feeling that is constant of that causes us to feel like we don’t have time for anything.

Gaia Vasiliver-Shamis gives advice for coping with that feeling that is constant of that causes us to feel like we don’t have time for anything.

Five Time-Management Tips

I did an unthinkable thing: I had a baby when I was in my third year of graduate school.

I will admit it, I became already among those organized people, but becoming a parent — especially as an international student without nearby help — meant I had to step my game up when it stumbled on time-management skills. Indeed, I graduated in five years, with a great publications list and my second successful DNA replication experiment in utero.

In a culture in which the response to the question “How are you currently doing?” contains the word “busy!” 95 percent of times (nonscientific observation), knowing how to handle your time efficiently is key to your progress, your job success and, most important, your overall well-being.

In reality, a current career-outcomes survey of past trainees conducted by Melanie Sinche, a senior research associate at the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School, indicated that time-management skills were number 1 one of several “skills If only I were better at.” Thus, in my opinion some advice might be helpful, whether you may need assistance with your academic progress, a job search while still taking care of your thesis or perhaps the transition to your first job (one in that you feel somewhat overwhelmed). Читать/смотреть далее