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1 Jon Boyes Curriculum and Work-Related Learning Officer Time and Stress Management

2 Learning outcomes Identify how your time is wasted Identify stress and its causes Develop strategies for time and stress management Time and Stress Management

3 Time bandits: How is your time wasted? In groups discuss and list on post its Time and Stress Management

4 How do you spend your time? Conduct a time analysis Time log (see handout) Analysis – time spent on activities planned vs unplanned? Time and Stress Management

5 Tackling the time bandits In groups come up with solutions to the time bandits Time and Stress Management

6 Time management strategies Make a plan and stick to it Prioritise and link: Short – medium - long term Plan work and play, everything takes time Diary/calendar – exams and coursework deadlines Reward system Do not allow others to control your time (calls, s, TV) Multitasking vs single focus: complexity of task Break down large tasks into manageable chunks Involve other people Cooperate Delegate Time and Stress Management

7 Quick in-tray time saver Time and Stress Management Urgent Do it now Plan to do it Not urgent Delegate Bin it

8 Other tips Identify your distracters and manage them One thing on your desk/PC desktop at a time Work with your biological clock When you start to procrastinate – stop. When you are stuck, go out and exercise Internet – work without it. Plan and manage your time online Time and Stress Management

9 Symptoms of stress What happens to your mind and body when you are under stress? Time and Stress Management

10 Stressors What are the main causes of stress for you? Time and Stress Management

11 Combating stress Identify the causes Tell someone how you are feeling Achievable strategies that suit you Time and Stress Management

12 Generic strategies Regular exercise Healthy diet – fruit & veg (you are what you eat) Minimise caffeine, smoking & alcohol, avoid drugs Time management techniques Me time - do something every day you enjoy Muscular relaxation & stretching – Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates Relaxation techniques – controlled breathing & meditation Student counselling resources: Time and Stress Management

13 Learning outcomes Identify how your time is wasted Identify stress and its causes Develop strategies for time and stress management Time and Stress Management

14 Learning outcomes Identify how your time is wasted Identify stress and its causes Develop strategies for time and stress management Time and Stress Management

15 Jon Boyes Curriculum and Work-Related Learning Officer Time and Stress Management


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