Wednesday’s Parent: Best ways to manage college prep time

Screen Shot 2015-02-09 at 5.37.30 PM“If you want something done, ask a busy person.” This famous Benjamin Franklin quote was paraphrased by Lucille Ball. “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do,” she explained. However, this doesn’t always work out so well when it comes to the college prep to-do list.

Many parents and students are already overloaded. Adding college prep chores can overwhelm, leading to burnout and seniorities. Fortunately, there is a solution for families who are ready to make hard choices, get organized, and stick with a time management plan.

I wrote a 3 easy step college-bound time management addressing the specific issues the college-bound face. Here’s the plan outline and some examples of what a student can do given an extra hour for college-prep. The specifics of how to carry out the 3 step plan is here. Here are my five keys to successful time management of an ultra busy college prep schedule.

I’m a big proponent of good organizational and time management skills becoming part of a healthy life-style now, in college and beyond. Finding moments of joy every day to make you smile is a great stress reliever and motivator for personal and business success. Prioritize some downtime to laugh, relax and refresh each day.

Having trouble getting started? Read my college prep action plan.

Here are my 6 ways to prevent college-bound burnout.

Still having trouble getting motivated? Here are my 6 great examples to cure Senioritis.

Read Suzanne’s post: Time Management and Your Teen 


Wednesday’s child may be full of woe but Wednesday’s Parent can substitute action for anxiety. Each Wednesday Suzanne Shaffer and I will provide parent tips to get and keep your student on the college track. It’s never too late or too early to start!

The bonus is on the fourth Wednesday of each month when Suzanne and I will host Twitter chat #CampusChat at 9pm ET/6pm PT. We will feature an expert on a topic of interest for parents of the college-bound.

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