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Some Ways to Always Be on Time

We all know our bad habits, but what do we actually do about correcting them?

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One of the things that most students seem to always lack is time. There is always too much work to do, too many opportunities to pursue, too few hours in a day to do everything you are supposed to be doing. Yet there are always people who somehow manage to complete all their assignments on deadline, who are never behind with their studies and who don’t even have the decency to look harried and exhausted all the time. No, they somehow manage to pull it off while having a perfectly good time, finding opportunities for social life and never complaining about their tight schedule. Do they have some kind of superpower?

Not really – they simply follow a few simple steps you can introduce into your life as well. Here they are.

1. Get a watch

“But what do I need a watch for if I have a smartphone that doesn’t just tell me the right time but does a hundred other useful things?”, you may ask. And will be exactly right – that’s the whole point.

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if you know that you have a hard time getting up in the morning get a watch. Pixabay

Your smartphone doesn’t just tell you time but hosts half a hundred apps, your email, your collection of photos and who knows what else. All of which has a potential of distracting you and eating up hours of your time every day. You need a timepiece that won’t lead you astray every time you glance at it to check what time it is – and a good old-fashioned watch is perfect for that purpose.

2. Give yourself room for maneuver

Remember the simple rule of time management – things never take the same amount of time you believe them to take. Sometimes you finish things early, but more often than not they will take longer than you expected, sometimes much longer. You should be prepared for that. If your plan is built around the belief that you will finish an assignment in exactly 3 hours, then you will have surplus to prepare for a test for 2 hours, and so on, you are bound to make mistakes. Of course, you can always hire a professional essay writing service to help you out, but you cannot do that all the time, and constantly being short on time does bad things to your self-esteem. So give yourself some breathing room and always leave some time for unexpected contingencies.

3. Create a sleep schedule and stick to it

If you want to feel energized and ready to take on the world at any time you need a healthy sleep. And healthy sleep is impossible without a steady sleeping schedule – meaning that you should go to sleep and get up at the same time every day, without sleeping in on weekends and pulling all-nighters before important tests. If the reason why you are always late is that you constantly feel too sleepy, you should pay special attention to this tip.

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Sleeping too much can also affect your mental skills. Pixabay
4. Prioritize

If you constantly lack time to deal with all your responsibilities, it is not the sign of too many responsibilities, but of your poor choice of priorities. Do you spend too much on socializing when you know you should be hitting the books? Do you press the “Snooze” button when you know full well you are already late for a lecture? Do you put off doing an important assignment in favor of some other, immediately gratifying activity? If the answers to these questions are “yes,” you should review what is important for you and come up with answers that are different from the ones you give with your actions. You may buy essay if you fail to complete an assignment on time once or twice, but if you have to do it constantly, you are probably doing something wrong with your time.

5. Set up the night before

If you know that you have a hard time getting up in the morning and are constantly late, as a result, try preparing the night before. Lay out your clothes, put important things like keys and your wallet into your pockets, etc. This will save you precious minutes in the morning and will make sure you don’t leave something important at home.

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6. Schedule things 10 minutes early

When you have to get somewhere by 12 o’clock, try to do it by 11:50. More often than not, something unexpected will happen, and you will arrive just in time as a result, instead of being late. However, it is always a good idea to have some work or reading material along in case the doubly unexpected happens, and you arrive early.

Also Read: How To Score Maximum Marks In Chemistry In NEET Examination

7. Recognize patterns and look for ways to correct them

We all know our bad habits, but what do we actually do about correcting them? If you know that you are prone to hitting the “Snooze” button in the morning instead of getting up, what can you do to correct it? If you want to improve, you have to actually start doing something to achieve it – like, in this case, putting your smartphone as far away from your bed as possible so that you have to get up to get to it. The same goes for any other habit that causes you to be late. Observe yourself, look for repeating patterns and apply yourself to change them.

Nobody is on time all the time, but you certainly can get closer to ideal if you follow at least some of these tips. Good luck!

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Teenage Girls Being Urged To Befriend ‘Middle-Aged Men’ On Facebook: Report

In October, Facebook had removed 8.7 million user images of child nudity

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This photo shows the logo for Facebook on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. VOA

Facebook is encouraging grooming by offering teenage girls middle-aged men as ‘friend suggestions’, the media reported.

Teenage girls, as young as 13-year-olds, who join the social network are given up to 300 suggestions for who they can add as friends, some of which include middle-aged men who are topless in their profile photos, The Telegraph reported late on Saturday.

Facebook has said that was not a typical experience for teenagers for signing up for the service and that it has safeguards built into its recommendation system.

Following the findings, UK-based charity the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has called for friend recommendations to be suspended for children on the social networking giant’s platform.

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A cellphone user looks at a Facebook page at a shop in Latha street, Yangon, Myanmar. VOA

‘Groomers are seeking to infiltrate children’s friendship groups on social networks, often with the intention to move children to live streaming or encrypted sites where it is easier for them to commit sexual abuse,” Andy Burrows, NSPCC Associate Head of Child Safety Online, was quoted as saying.

“Social media algorithms risk making it easier for groomers to find and contact children and ‘friend of friend’ or ‘new follower’ recommendations can add legitimacy to their requests, which is why we are calling for these features to be blocked for children.

“For too long social networks have failed to make their platforms safe for children, and that is why the Home Secretary must commit to strong and effective regulation to finally ensure that children’s safety is non-negotiable,” she said.

According to Facebook, the company has safeguards to protect children. However, the campaigners warn that the networking giant must do more to stop groomers who use the site to become friendly with children.

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“Grooming is incredibly serious, and we have teams specifically focused on keeping children safe, informed by extensive research and outside experts,” said a spokesman for Facebook, the Daily Mail reported on Saturday.

“We use artificial intelligence to proactively identify cases of inappropriate interactions with minors and we refer potential abuse to law enforcement.

“We limit how children can be found in search, we remind them to only accept friend requests from people they know and we caution them before making public posts.”

Also Read: Twitter Giving Its Users More Freedom To Report Fake, Suspicious Accounts

In October, Facebook had removed 8.7 million user images of child nudity with the help of previously undisclosed machine learning software that automatically flagged such photos during the last quarter.

The company has said that it is also considering rolling out systems for spotting child nudity and grooming to Instagram. (IANS)