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TIME MANAGEMENT For school, for work, for life!
Goals of this session Evaluate your personal values, goals and roles Reflect on current approaches to time management Develop effective time-management skills. Successfully prioritize your life!
Benefits of Time Management Reduces frustration and anxiety Sense of achievement Better grades/eliminates cramming Motivates and initiates action Increases your energy level More time to do things you enjoy
University Life More freedom = More responsibility
Where does your time go? Class/Assignments/Studying, etc. Social life Work Volunteer Hobbies Gym/fitness Personal care Household stuff MSN/ Facebook /Computer/TV Relaxation
What is a Value?
A value is an enduring belief about what is worthwhile. Acceptance Cooperation Freedom Friendship Culture Ambition Organization Economic Spirituality Success Integrity Order Respect Education Why talk about values?
What is a Role?
Role: A role is something that an individual is expected or responsible to be. Sister Brother Student Employee Daughter Son Care-Giver Athlete Role Model Friend Why talk about roles? Group Member Coach
So, basically… Making a personal statement of your values and roles helps you to center your life around what you believe in and make goals that fit who you are.
Values and roles changere-evaluate Life experiences Keep in mind that how you spend your time dictates what you can expect from life.
What is a Priority?
A priority is something that holds importance and precedence over other things in our life. Graduating Getting a job Winning Scholarship Networking Making the Deans List Expanding my world view # 1 # 2 # 3 # 4 ABC ABC # 5 Why talk about priorities?
Prioritizing using ABC: A Activities Urgent and important B Activities Should be completed as soon as possible C Activities Can be put off indefinitely without extreme consequences
Individual Activity Think of 10 things you would like to accomplish in the next week. Assign them A, B, or C in importance.
Tips when making your schedule Be specific Be reasonable Be flexible, use a pencil Dont forget to schedule breaks Plan for the unplanned Set deadlines for yourself
Consider your needs and preferences Body rhythms and habits affect how each person deals with time Am I a morning person or a night owl? Am I chronically late or always early? When do I have the most energy? Do I focus well for long stretches or need regular breaks?
Procrastination... Who ME....Never! Youre not alone...almost EVERYONE struggles with procrastination
Time Wasters Group Brainstorming: What wastes your time? Prevents you from doing work? Distracts you? Keeps you from focusing?
Why do we procrastinate? Assigning importance We are driven by demands that speak the loudest We are overwhelmed by the task or do not feel it is within our capability
Other causes: Waiting for the right mood or the right time A fear of failure (or success!) Poor organizational skills Perfectionism
Procrastination Can stop people from achieving success and reaching their goals. Recognize it, understand why it happens and take active steps to limit it.
Three Simple Steps for Time Management 1. Plan 2. Prevent Procrastination 3. Periodically Prioritize
Plan Plan your week in advance Set short and long-term goals Post monthly calendars at home Dont over-plan your schedule Schedule study time when you will be effective Break large tasks into smaller, more manageable ones
Periodically Prioritize Develop your own system to prioritize things in your day planner Spend 15 minutes per day re-prioritizing and scheduling Create a daily to-do list Set realistic goals
Prevent Procrastination Dont leave things to the last minute Use a day planner! Stick to your schedule Go to the library Dont allow yourself to be interrupted Say NO (when appropriate) Ask for help in getting started
How do I put all these amazing time management skills into effect in my life?
The Day Planner
Time Management 101 Values, Roles, and Goals Procrastination Prioritization Daily to-do Lists, Day Planners and Calendars