Presentation on theme: "For school, for work, for life!"— Presentation transcript:
1 For school, for work, for life! TIME MANAGEMENTFor school, for work, for life!
2 Goals of this session Evaluate your personal values, goals and roles Reflect on current approaches to time managementDevelop effective time-management skills.Successfully prioritize your life!Rosalie2
3 Benefits of Time Management Reduces frustration and anxietySense of achievementBetter grades/eliminates crammingMotivates and initiates actionIncreases your energy levelMore time to do things you enjoyAchievement: Effective time management includes smart goal setting techniques, which will help you to realize where you are going and to see the optimal path there.Satisfaction: Prevent that subconscious guilt for those undone things we think we should be doing or should have doneEnergy: The undone things circulating in your mind cost you much more time and energy than the things you have done or are doing.
4 More freedom = More responsibility University LifeMore freedom = More responsibility
5 Where does your time go? Class/Assignments/Studying, etc. Social life WorkVolunteerHobbiesGym/fitnessPersonal careHousehold stuffMSN/ Facebook /Computer/TVRelaxation
7 A value is an enduring belief about what is worthwhile. Why talk about values?FreedomSpiritualityAcceptanceIntegritySuccessCultureEconomicChrisDefinition+ They determine which behaviours and objectives are desirable to you and which are not.OrganizationRespectEducationOrderAmbitionFriendshipCooperation7
11 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.
12 Values and roles change—re-evaluate Life experiences Keep in mind that how you spend your time dictates what you can expect from life.Need to be realistic. If you spend your time playing video games, you can’t expect to be….
15 A priority is something that holds importance and precedence over other things in our life. Why talk about priorities?Making the Dean’s ListGraduatingWinning Scholarship# 3Networking# 4Rosalie# 5# 1Expanding myworld viewABCGetting a job# 215
16 Prioritizing using ABC: A ActivitiesUrgent and importantB ActivitiesShould be completed as soon as possibleC ActivitiesCan be put off indefinitely without extreme consequencesRosalie16
17 Individual ActivityThink of 10 things you would like to accomplish in the next week. Assign them A, B, or C in importance.
18 Tips when making your schedule Be specificBe reasonableBe flexible, use a pencilDon’t forget to schedule breaksPlan for the unplannedSet deadlines for yourself
19 Consider your needs and preferences Body rhythms and habits affect how each person deals with timeAm 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?
20 Procrastination... Who ME....Never! You’re not alone...almost EVERYONE struggles with procrastination
21 Time Wasters Group Brainstorming: What wastes your time? Prevents you from doing work?Distracts you?Keeps you from focusing?When you choose to watch TV, you are basically saying that you value TV more then you do at achieving good grades in school. Why does this happen?
22 Why do we procrastinate? Assigning importanceWe are driven by demands that speak the loudestWe are overwhelmed by the task or do not feel it is within our capability
23 Other causes: Waiting for the “right mood” or the “right time” A fear of failure (or success!)Poor organizational skillsPerfectionism
24 ProcrastinationCan stop people from achieving success and reaching their goals.Recognize it, understand why it happens and take active steps to limit it.
25 Three Simple Steps for Time Management PlanPrevent ProcrastinationPeriodically Prioritize
26 Plan Plan your week in advance Set short and long-term goals Post monthly calendars at homeDon’t over-plan your scheduleSchedule study time when you will be effectiveBreak large tasks into smaller, more manageable ones
27 Periodically Prioritize Develop your own system to prioritize things in your day plannerSpend 15 minutes per day re-prioritizing and schedulingCreate a daily to-do listSet realistic goals
28 Prevent Procrastination Don’t leave things to the last minuteUse a day planner!Stick to your scheduleGo to the libraryDon’t allow yourself to be interruptedSay NO (when appropriate)Ask for help in getting started
29 How do I put all these amazing time management skills into effect in my life?