Get a Life!
Life can be way stressful even before you begin to worry about college, moving out, or your first job. Learn how to make the best use of the time, avoid procrastination, and set the goals you'll need to succeed at life.
- Chill: Stress-reducing Techniques for a More Balanced, Peaceful You by Deborah Reber
A collection of tools and techniques to help teens manage stress, set priorities, and deal with day to day pressures.
- The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time by Dzung X. Vo
A mindfulness program for teens that helps you cope with stress. Focused on teaching mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT).
- Organizing from the Inside Out for Teens by Julie Morgenstern
Step by step directions to organization your space and your life.
- See You Later, Procrastinator! (Get It Done) by Pamela Espeland
A semi comedic take on procrastination and how to overcome it.
- The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens: The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide by Sean Covey
The teen version of one of the most popular and effective time and life management books.
- Where's My Stuff? by Samantha Moss
A guide to decluttering your space at home, school, and in your day to day life.
- "Time Management for Students" from University of California Santa Cruz
A time management tool for first-year college students.
- "12 Apps That Every Student Should Have" from Business Insider
A list of 12 apps that no student should be without.
- "Self Awareness, Study Skills, College Success" from the University of California, Santa Cruz
A complete guide on study habits, time management, and choosing a college.
Tips and Tricks
- Use the time management technique that works best for you. Some students prefer a desk or pocket day planner, while others prefer online tools and apps for mobile phones and tablets.
- Don't overestimate your stamina and what you can realistically accomplish within a given period of time. It will lead to frustration and you'll end up abandoning any effort to manage your time.
- Make sure you include plenty of time for rest, relaxation and having fun.
- Life will sometimes go in unexpected directions. Be prepared to adjust your time planning to account for illness, family emergencies, financial setbacks, and changing priorities.