People who struggle with remote work or online classes may have good intentions but lack a realistic plan of execution. Unless you're on meds, no one has to live this way. Managing time is not a miracle cure when you're realistic about your priorities. Make those minutes count for something~
Just think about work, for instance. If you're five minutes late every day for 20 days, you've lost an hour. While you may stay a little longer or cut your breaks short, sometimes this isn't enough. When you freelance or work remotely, time goes a long way.
2. You get caught up in emails/social media. You start off with good intentions but then something goes south and the 15 minutes you set aside for a "break" has morphed into four (or more) hours. And this is so easy to do when there are no deadlines but even where you're searching for opportunities, being one minute late can kill the deal.
3. You don't have a plan of action. Sometimes, we become so used to having others tell us what to do, it's near impossible to imagine acting independently outside of our job. If you design websites, why not use slow periods to promote your work on social media? Writers can create mockups of marketing materials that entice current or future clients. While there's nothing wrong with leaving a small cushion, please understand that everything is in YOUR control. Take advantage!
5. You keep looking at the same job search sites...over and over. I've bought monthly and yearly subscriptions to paid job search sites and for me, it was a waste of money. The only difference was that they had a contact name but the leads were pretty much the same. Not to say all are like this but here are some job leads not commonly seen and some don't require that you pay to search...or get hired.