Time Management and the One True Thing for College Students

Time management for College students can be quite overwhelming.


Do you sit down at your desk or table to study, only to suddenly realize that, good grief!  This desk is really cluttered, I really need to clean it off.  And while I’m at it, I should really thin out the papers in the drawers, and would you look at the floor?  When’s the last time someone vacuumed around here?

Let’s admit something to each other.  If you’re suddenly overpowered by the feeling that you must clean everything in your surroundings, it’s quite possible that you are just putting off something big, (your “one true thing” perhaps?) that you really should be doing.

There’s a solution to this avoidance factor to help with your time management in college.

First, back away from the feather duster, housecleaning right now is a low level activity.  Just sit back, take a few deep breaths and ask yourself, “What one action could I do right now that would put me on the path to achieving my goals?”

Once you have that answer, you have your “one true thing.” And when, day by day, you keep doing your “one true thing,” success adds up pretty quickly.

When you see college as a golden opportunity to jump-start your career success, I trust that you will create a time management plan to maximize the return on your investment of time, money and energy.

Your “one true thing” is what I call that action you can take every day to move you one step closer to making that contact, cultivating that relationship, doing well in that internship or class.  Do something every day that is consistent with what your big goals are.

Only you know what those goals are, and only you can determine what that action, your “one true thing” is for today.  When you’re doing it, you’ll know.

And after you’ve done this, I hope that you will move consistently toward getting that dream job after you are finished with college.


College Success Speaker, Crystal Jonas- Bio Link
Crystal Jonas Bio

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, and enjoy school whole lot more.

Ask about speaking or coaching for your students or faculty. Call Crystal at 719- 291-0366.

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