I would start by identifying exactly what outcome he and you will accept. This should include thinking and recognition that the outcome though a milestone goal now will not define the rest of his life. It is normal to feel stress in this situation. Learning to accept this is not easy. How we react to it is a choice. Successful time management requires realistic plans. Flexibility is vital as motivation and quality of thinking will change each day.strike while the iron is hot and go with it. No point forcing completion at a specified time block if the quality will suffer. Mix up tasks helps. Research thinking collaborate compare then produce your work. Use sport and gaming to strengthen the attention and goal oriented muscles. Use this time to reflect on the tasks you have. Time is a limited resource. Look carefully at where the wastage is. Decide which distractions are acceptable. Cut away the unacceptable ones (tv, social media) these are your “Boss” enemy. Your motivation is a result of your attitude . Visualise Victory winning - how does it feel? What does not winning feel like? . Will you accept not winning? Then - who’s driving ? You or Who? It must be you! So your plan then? Sketch this out for the entire task. I plan to —- by —— I will —- hours per week. The teachers will help me when I have trouble that slows me down. Then you must prioritise your time. You need chill out, sports, social, family, eat sleep etc. Small reductions in each of these Will aggregate to quite a lot of hours you will find. Multi task too where possible. ( I used to use tv ad breaks to write paragraphs) The show becomes irrelevant but sets a pace. You will be amazed how much C10 increases the rate of completion. Think during show / write during ads. Watch show if you need a break. Choose a show you don’t like or it will become enemy distraction. Imagine the actors doing your work and other strategy’s can help. Micro goals also (bowl of ice cream if I complete xyz by abc tonight for example). Don’t focus on one task or item for too long- this tends to follow the law of diminishing returns. Use parents and others to help you improve your plan. Not only try to comply with their plan. What works for you is what works. It needs work to complete though and you have to have a plan to win. Who’s Driving? Who’s on your team?
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