By Elizabeth Beaumont
TIC Food Technology
Managing your workload whether you are at school as a student, in unpaid work or paid employment requires some skill.
We all need someone who really believes in us and will support us (a cheerleader). It is also really helpful to have someone you respect who can give you professional guidance (a mentor). Your cheerleader or mentor can support and encourage you.
|Goal setting and planning|
|Make a checklist|
It is really easy to forget items during the day, develop a system for recording that works for you
|Balance your workload|
Develop strategies to manage your workload and to balance school and extra-curricular activities.
Where ever possible study with other students so you can bounce ideas off each other.
|Make a listTry to complete something on your list every day. Keep a record of completed tasks, and you will be amazed at what you achieve each day!|
|Say no when you need toSaying “no” can be fear driven but it is also a way to protect yourself from being overburdened or overwhelmed. It is really important to develop strategies for saying no when you need to.|
“I would love to help but I can’t at the moment”
|Say yes when you want toSaying “yes”, opens doors and opportunities. Saying yes is creativity driven, providing richer life experiences where you can stretch/challenge yourself It can be hard and sometimes really scary, but if someone believes in you… why not?|
“Yes, I would be delighted”