Why did I need time management?
I started combining work and studies starting from my third year of university: that's when we started having specialised subjects, and I felt the need to acquire practical skills. That's how I got an internship at Training Data. Initially, I worked 30 hours a week, but quickly switched to a full-time position.
That's when I faced the first difficulties:
1. I had to organise my work in a way that wouldn't affect my studies. I definitely didn't want to be expelled from university in my final year, so I continued to dedicate a lot of time to my thesis and lectures. I also wanted to have time for hobbies, family, and my significant other.
2. I started suffering from a lack of focus: when you think about work while studying, worry about studying while at work, complete tasks on weekends, and have late-night discussions with classmates, and get easily distracted during dates by messages from colleagues, you realise that something needs to change.
That's when I started to explore techniques to improve productivity and time organisation.