5 Things That Can Cause Problems for Nontraditional College Students

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5 Things That Can Cause Problems for Nontraditional College Students
If nontraditional college students are going to be successful they must get their home time management under control. While there are many things that can cause problems for them, here I'm going to address 5 that are the easiest to get under control.
Mealtime Madness
This is when you're still undecided about what's for dinner when it is near... or worse, already... dinner time. You may be walking through the grocery store aimlessly, peering into others' baskets, even stopping someone and asking them what sounds good.
Laundry Piling Up
This is when instead of tackling laundry for half an hour per day you let it pile up until you get around to it on Saturday (or whatever day). This not only causes you to be tethered to the house but can really mess up your concentration.
A Cluttered Home
For many people… myself included… clutter is very distracting. I found it much more difficult to get into the zone when the room I was studying in was messy... even if I was studying outside on the screened-in porch.
Not Using Chunks of Time Wisely
One way you could take care of the clutter is to use chunks of time wisely. If you were to spend 15 minutes each day cleaning your study room, it would get cleaned... I don't care how messy it is.
Not Planning Effectively
Let's face it... almost all problems with home time management can be boiled down to lack of planning. Conversely, if you plan correctly you have time to study, complete projects, write research papers, and… in general… do everything it takes to succeed in college.
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Mary_Segers
Modified from my original article published at: http://EzineArticles.com/7068513
If you found this video helpful then don’t forget to “Like” it so it’ll be easier for others to find.
Also, I’d love it if you’d “Pin” me and pass me on to your friends.
And, if you have a Home Time Management topic you’d like to see covered shoot me an email @
marysegers@marysegers.com
My goal as a Home Time Management Coach is to help you save time on the things you HAVE to do… such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, and housework so that you can reinvest that time into your marriage, your kids, your family and friends, and even yourself.
As a matter of fact, this video has been created from an excerpt of my free 77 page eBook on Time Management and Nontraditional Students which is available for download from my website @ http://marysegers.com/nontraditionalstudents
If you'd like to learn more about Home Time Management then join my email list @ http://marysegers.com/join and I'll send you daily emails aimed at covering all aspects of Home Time Management including saving time on cooking, cleaning, laundry, housework and then spending that time on your spouse, your kids, your family and friends, and even yourself.

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5 Things That Can Cause Problems for Nontraditional College Students

  1. 1.  5 Things That Can Cause Problems for Nontraditional College Students (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  2. 2. If nontraditional college students are going to be successful they must get their home time management under control. While there are many things that can cause problems for them, here I'm going to address 5 that are the easiest to get under control. These problem areas include: ***Mealtime Madness ***Laundry Piling Up ***A Cluttered Home ***Not Using Chunks of Time Wisely ***Not Planning Effectively Now, let's just touch lightly on each of these areas. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  3. 3. Mealtime Madness  about what's for dinner when it This is when you're still undecided is near... or worse, already... dinner time. You may be walking through the grocery store aimlessly, peering into others' baskets, even stopping someone and asking them what sounds good (I promise you I did this many years ago). (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  4. 4. Yep, I've done it and I've seen others do it. You can recognize them by their stance in the middle of the store tapping a finger against their chin or lips. Not getting mealtimes under control can almost guarantee that you'll have these kind of days. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  5. 5. Laundry Piling Up  This is when instead of tackling laundry for half an hour per day you let it pile up until you get around to it on Saturday (or whatever day). This not only causes you to be tethered to the house but can really mess up your concentration. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  6. 6. When I was in college and graduate school I used to plan my Saturdays for catching up on my studying. If I were to have to be constantly interrupted by putting clothes in the washer, switching them to the dryer, and laying them out on my bed so they wouldn't wrinkle it would have totally messed with my being able to get into "The Zone"... that wonderful mental mode where everything not only goes in but stays in. Not to mention seeing the pile growing and knowing that I'd have that to look forward to when I finished studying... well, it just wouldn't have set well with my being able to study like I needed. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  7. 7. A Cluttered Home  For many people… myself included… clutter is very distracting. I found it much more difficult to get into the zone when the room I was studying in was messy... even if I was studying outside on the screened-in porch. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  8. 8. It didn't take me long to discover this. While I've heard many college students... especially nontraditional students... comment that they just learned to ignore the mess, I believe that it's still a distraction to them and they'd probably get more studying accomplished if they took care of this problem. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  9. 9. Not Using Chunks of Time Wisely  One way you could take care of the clutter is to use chunks of time wisely. If you were to spend 15 minutes each day cleaning your study room, it would get cleaned... I don't care how messy it is. You could then take that time and use it for something else... say, creating flash cards which could be used during down times like waiting at lights, waiting in line at the grocery store, or any other situation when you only have a couple of minutes. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  10. 10. Make every minute count. Whole hours, days, weeks, months, years, and decades are made up of smaller chunks of time... such as the minute... which too often we see as too small of a piece of time to put to good use. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  11. 11. Not Planning Effectively  Let's face it... almost all problems with home time management can be boiled down to lack of planning. Conversely, if you plan correctly you have time to study, complete projects, write research papers, and… in general… do everything it takes to succeed in college. Planning effectively requires you to take into account all important areas of your life... menu planning, cooking, cleaning, laundry, and even spending time with your family, friends and yourself. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  12. 12. Recap  The 5 areas of home time management that are the easiest for nontraditional students to get under control are: ***Mealtime Madness ***Laundry Piling Up ***A Cluttered Home ***Not Using Chunks of Time Wisely ***Not Planning Effectively Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Mary_Segers Modified from my original article published at: http://EzineArticles.com/7068513 (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  13. 13. If you found this video helpful then don’t forget to “Like” it so it’ll be easier for others to find. Also, I’d love it if you’d “Pin” me and pass me on to your friends. And, if you have a Home Time Management topic you’d like to see covered shoot me an email @ marysegers@marysegers.com (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  14. 14. Home Time Management Expert, Coach, and Speaker   My goal as a Home Time Management Coach is to help you save time on the things you HAVE to do such as: • Cooking • Cleaning • Laundry • Housework  So that you can reinvest that time into: • Your marriage • Your kids • Your family and friends • Yourself (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  15. 15. As a matter of fact, this video has been created from an excerpt of my free 77 page eBook aimed at… Time Management and Nontraditional Students which is available for download from my website @ http://marysegers.com/nontraditionalstudents (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  16. 16. If you'd like to learn more about Home Time Management then join my email list @ http://marysegers.com/join And I'll send you daily emails aimed at covering all aspects of Home Time Management including saving time on: • Cooking • Cleaning • Laundry • Housework And then spending that time on: • Your spouse • Your kids • Your family and friends • Yourself (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  17. 17. Remember… You only have ONE LIFE. It's up to you how you live it. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com

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