I’m writing this post while lying–in a most pitiful state–on my family room couch. Somehow, my cleanly, germaphobic self was stricken with the flu at 3:30AM yesterday morning. Despite the fact that throwing up is near the top of my “Most Hated” list, I’d have to admit that a forced bedrest was rather in order. So, my friends, I am in the perfect state of mind to share with you today’s exposition of thriftiness!
Well, let me clarify. Today, I will be discussing “time” thriftiness! As I carry on with the tale of my wonderful journey into the world of real estate, one thing has become clear. While I may be somewhat adept in some areas of money management (i.e. thrifty shopping), when it comes to time management, psh…I’m as flighty as a hyperactive kitten. My real estate exam is looming in the near future and crunch-time studying is in order. So, my friends, let’s do a little “shopping” around for some time management techniques! Here are some insights I was able to find:
What is your learning style?
We are all created differently. Finding out in which style of learning you operate best can change your life! I can honestly say that it certainly has changed mine. Learning-styles-online.com shares these seven different learning styles:
The Seven Learning Styles
- Visual (spatial):You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding.
- Aural (auditory-musical): You prefer using sound and music.
- Verbal (linguistic): You prefer using words, both in speech and writing.
- Physical (kinesthetic): You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch.
- Logical (mathematical): You prefer using logic, reasoning and systems.
- Social (interpersonal): You prefer to learn in groups or with other people.
- Solitary (intrapersonal): You prefer to work alone and use self-study.
I’m a visual, solitary learner. What about you?
Find a way to eliminate distractions.
This is probably one of the most important “time-thriftiness” techniques you could focus on! My number one distraction is Facebook. Yep. Just throwin’ that out there. Don’t judge! You know it’s a problem for you too! 🙂
My good friend Eva discovered an amazing technique to creatively focus and put aside distraction, while not simultaneously secluding one for hours upon end (trust me…I don’t do well with having to focus on one thing for more than 15 minutes, so this technique sounds quite doable!). It’s called the “Pomodoro Technique.” Essentially, the Pomodoro Technique encourages one to study for 25 minutes, take a 3-5 minute break, study for another 25 minutes, take a 3-5 minute break, etc. You can read more about Eva’s discovery of this technique here:
I hope these tips have helped you! May your quest for a well-rounded “thrifty mindset” be blessed!
‘til next time,
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