Time Management

Updated: Jan 10

Effective time management is a huge part of a healthy dynamic during the HSC. Balancing assignments, studying, classes and social activities is a daunting task to many, with structure and management, we can reduce stress and focus our efforts on tasks that are the most critical.

The Eisenhower Box

During World War II, a five star army general and Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe named Dwight Eisenhower was responsible for: the invasion of France, more commonly known as D-Day, the invasion of Germany into the Rhineland and the invasion of North Africa and Operation Torch which was an attempt to reduce pressure on forces in Egypt. Following World War II, Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States and instigated NASA, America’s interstate highway system and much more.

For decades Eisenhower changed the world with his intense productivity, his strategy for time management is called the Eisenhower box and is responsible for his renowned productivity.

Using Eisenhower’s method, we are able to simulate his efficient time management and implement it into the HSC environment allowing us to focus on the tasks that really do need attention.

The Bullet Journal

The Bullet Journal, “Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future.” Developed by Ryder Carroll, the Bullet Journal Method was Carroll’s attempt to organise his mind around the learning disabilities he was diagnosed with early in life.

While the Journal initially seems complicated, it is a very useful tool to help organise the chaotic day to day of life within the HSC.

“What Is Important Is Seldom Urgent and What Is Urgent Is Seldom Important.”

Utilising some form of time management will undoubtedly change the way in which your HSC year functions, find something and make it work for you.

“Let us postpone nothing. Let us balance life’s account every day… One who put the finishing touches to his life is never in want of time”

Seneca, Moral Letters to Lucilius