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If you’re Mick Jagger, maybe time is on your side. The rest of us have to plan how best to make the most of what little time we have. This is why we’re sharing our 12 Days of Time Management for Teens:   Plan Days Realistically Have you ever planned the perfectly productive day, plotting out every hour in advance to maximize your ability to get stuff done? Did your day work out exactly as planned? More often than not, the answer is no. One reason why learning to prioritize wisely matters so much is that the alternative, which is to fit everything that needs to be done into every day, is nigh impossible. Your jam-packed schedule may look flawless on paper, but what happens when any of the following occur? You run late You fall ill A planned activity runs long A planned activity is rescheduled An unplanned priority…

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As we enter another holiday season, it is important to take stock not just of what we want, but what we already have. Each one of us has as many seconds, minutes, and hours in a day as anyone else. How we allocate that time makes all the difference, which is why we’re sharing our 12 Days of Time Management for Teens: Prioritize Wisely While most modern high school students may not understand exactly what life as an adult holds, many are juggling just as many commitments. Even worse, each teacher seems to think that his or her subject is more important than the rest, while coaches and activity directors also demand unwavering commitment. What is a teen to do? Successful professionals in every field know the simple secret to massive productivity: prioritize wisely. Evaluate everything on your plate and determine which tasks or commitments outrank the rest. This concept…

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Do you have time for an easy quiz? Just answer this one question: Do you do better work after a good night’s sleep or after missing a full night of sleep? Easy, right? Believe it or not, multitasking has the same impact on our work as losing a night’s sleep, according to trials run at King’s College London: In 80 clinical trials, Dr. Glenn Wilson, a psychiatrist at King’s College London University, monitored the IQ of workers throughout the day. He found the IQ of those who tried to juggle messages and work fell by 10 points — the equivalent to missing a whole night’s sleep and more than double the 4-point fall seen after smoking marijuana. Why give up the the mental processing power of 10 full IQ points if you don’t have to? Unless you are part of the supertasker elite, unplug from media and work on one…

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