What is the first step to effective time management?
Recognizing that you can be in control.We have control over how we use our time. We havecontrol over many of the commitments we choose to make. And we also havecontrol over many small decisions that affect our time-management success,such as what time we get up in the morning, how much sleep we get, what weeat, how much time we spend studying, and whether we get exercise. All ofthese small decisions have a big impact on our success in college and in life.Being in control means that you make your own decisions. Two of themost often cited differences between high school and college are increasedautonomy, or independence, and greater responsibility.