Tips to help researchers manage their time to enhance wellbeing: Opinion


In a recent article for Nature, Maya Gosztyla discusses how researchers can establish and track goals to manage their time more effectively and improve their personal wellbeing. The author recommends that academics take a three-tiered approach, beginning with big-picture planning for longer-term goals such as time to graduation, project completion, or skills improvements. Gosztyla’s second level of planning focuses on the academic term, where academics can reflect on their previous quarter and what they accomplished, create a forecast of upcoming commitments and deadlines, and prioritize their goals for the semester. The third level of planning occurs at the daily or weekly level, where academics can use time blocking or to-do lists to create a flexible weekly plan to accomplish their goals. Nature Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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