Once upon a time, there was a sitcom named “Seinfeld.” It was funny and you could probably catch it in syndication just about anywhere they have TV across the world.
George was pretty much the loser on Seinfeld. He was always saying the wrong thing, and making the wrong decisions. In one episode, he figures that if all his decisions are wrong, and he always gets lousy results, he should do everything the opposite way of how he normally would do it, hence, “Opposite George.”
Just how does this relate to time management? And how can you use this to your greatest advantage? Look at your results. Are you getting the most out of your day? Do you end up constantly getting less accomplished than you should? It might be time to be “opposite George” or in your case, “opposite you.”
If you’ve tried studying with the TV on and find you bomb the test every time, it could be time to turn off the TV.
Now, you and I both know that study groups can be a good idea, and you never seem to get anything from yours, do the opposite. Tell them you’ll meet them for a snack after the study group, and you go to the library.
If whatever you’re doing isn’t working, change it.
As a former academic advisor and assistant professor at the United States Air Force Academy, Crystal Jonas knows what it takes to make college students more successful improve their time management, and enjoy school whole lot more.
Ask about speaking or coaching for your students or faculty. Call Crystal at 719- 291-0366.