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1 Book cover art to be inserted Chapter 3 Managing Your Time

2 2Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time C H A P T E R How to set goals and priorities How to create a time-management system How to assess your energy level and time wasters How to work in alignment with your learning style How to overcome procrastination How to handle interruptions Managing Your Time In Chapter 3 You Will Learn

3 3Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Imagine yourself in charge of your time and your life. Envision yourself going through the day effortlessly. You are calm and energetic, and you complete each task. You have control of your time and your life. You have a clear vision of your goals and priorities. You work steadily and consistently until tasks are finished. Visualize your feelings of accomplishment and completion. Imagine yourself in charge of your time and your life.

4 4Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Success Principle 3 3 Focus on PRIORITIES, not activities.

5 5Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Self-Assessment Time management is much more than focusing on minutes, hours, and days.

6 6Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Self-Assessment Factors that affect time management: Your attitude Your energy level Your ability to concentrate

7 7Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Where Does Your Time Go? You can divide time into three areas: 1.Committed Time 2.Maintenance Time 3.Discretionary Time

8 8Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Committed Time Committed time includes activities involved in achieving your immediate and long-term goals.

9 9Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Committed Time SchoolLabsStudyingWorkCommuting Waiting for the bus

10 10Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Maintenance Time Maintenance time is the time you spend maintaining yourself. continued

11 11Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Maintenance Time EatingSleepingBathingExercising Maintaining your home contd

12 12Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Discretionary Time Discretionary time is time that is yours to use as you please. Use discretionary time for things you value most in life. continued

13 13Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Discretionary Time Building relationships Contributing to the community Contributing to your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being contd

14 14Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 H.L. Hunt, financier Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it, establish your priorities, and go back to work.

15 15Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Where Should Your Time Go? Peak performers know that the first rule of time management is to set goals to determine what they want to accomplish.

16 16Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Setting Priorities Make sure that your days are not just a treadmill of activities, crises, and endless tasks, but that you focus on the important as well as the urgent.

17 17Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Time-Management Strategies 1.Write A daily to-do list. 2.Make a project board. 3.Do the tough tasks first. 4.Break projects down into smaller tasks. 5.Consolidate similar tasks. continued

18 18Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Time-Management Strategies 6.Study at your high-energy time. 7.Study everywhere and anywhere. 8.Study in short segments throughout the day. contd

19 19Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Time Management Strategies 9.Get organized 10.Be flexible, patient, and persistent. contd

20 20Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Sample Project Board Figure 3.2

21 21Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 The Management Process PlanningOrganizingStaffingDelegatingDirectingMotivatingEvaluating

22 22Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 The Management Process Specify goals. Post goals in study area. Visualize results. Break large goals into small tasks. Identify steps to achieve goals. Be prepared for setbacks. PLANNING Post charts of major projects, due dates, and class schedule. Use a project board. Follow through. Team members, coworkers, advisors, instructors, and tutors are your success team. Know two students from each class. Pick the best instructors. Use student services. Assign housekeeping tasks. Divide workload equally in study group. Make sure children do their share. Make a list of the ways you can reward yourself. Take frequent short breaks. Keep a list of goals on your desk. After completing a project, reward yourself. Monitor your attitude, behavior, expectations, and results. Measure your results honestly. Dont make excuses or place blame. Find solutions using creative thinking. EVALUATINGDELEGATINGSTAFFINGORGANIZING DIRECTING AND MOTIVATING Graphic Organizer

23 23Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Planning is powerful.

24 24Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Planning Specify your goals and visualize the results you want to achieve.

25 25Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Organizing Organize your office, study area, and activities to achieve your goals.

26 26Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Staffing Your study team, coworkers, advisors, instructors, and tutors are part of your success team.

27 27Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Delegating Delegate tasks to subordinates and coworkers.

28 28Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Directing and Motivating Use positive reinforcement to motivate yourself.

29 29Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Evaluating Monitor your attitude, behavior, expectations, and the results you are creating.

30 30Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Managing College and Your Career Like a Pro Try the following strategies to plan your education like a pro: 1.Plan your course of study. 2.Research the best instructors. 3.Register on time. continued

31 31Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 contd Manage College and Your Career Like a Pro 4.Be persistent. 5.Go to summer school. 6.Audit classes. 7.Get organized. 8.Evaluate your performance.

32 32Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Keep your syllabus, handouts, instructor information, due dates, project board, and study team information in a binder.

33 33Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Assessing and Reflection Assess often. Make a habit of being aware of where your time goes.

34 34Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Overcoming Procrastination To avoid procrastination, try these techniques: continued 1.Set daily priorities. 2.Break the project into small tasks.

35 35Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Overcoming Procrastination 3.Assess the payoffs for procrastination. 4.Develop a positive attitude. 5.Work during your high-energy time. contd

36 36Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 To avoid wasting time surfing the Internet or playing video games, have a specific task to complete when you use your computer.

37 37Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Controlling Interruptions Interruptions steal your time. Dont let the telephone and other people control you. continued

38 38Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Controlling Interruptions Combine socializing with exercising or eating lunch or dinner. contd

39 39Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Invest your time on items that produce the results you want.

40 40Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Strategies for Controlling Interruptions 1.Create an organized place to study. 2.Create a good time to study. 3.Create quiet time. 4.Study in the library. continued

41 41Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 contd Strategies for Controlling Interruptions 5.Do first things first. 6.Just say no!

42 42Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Juggling Family, School, and Job Focus on the big picture and look at ways to juggle your many roles.

43 43Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Juggling Family, School, and Job The following ten tips will help you juggle family, school, and job: 1.Be flexible. 2.Communicate expectations. continued

44 44Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Juggling Family, School, and Job 3.Increase your energy. 4.Find good daycare. 5.Create positive time. 6.Model successful behavior. 7.Delegate and develop. contd continued

45 45Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Juggling Family, School, and Job 8.Create a support system. 9.Get organized. 10.Balance your life. contd

46 46Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 The Returning Student The following seven tips will help returning students: 1.Observe, read, and notice procedures, deadlines, resources, and policies. continued

47 47Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 The Returning Student 2.Explore campus resources. 3.Explore community and family resources. 4.Develop an organized record- keeping system. 5.Join study groups. contd continued

48 48Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 The Returning Student 6.Integrate all learning styles. 7.Find a mentor. contd

49 49Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Balancing Your Life Decide if you are investing too much or too little time in each area of your life. continued

50 50Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Balancing Your Life It is okay to make a trade-off for a specific goal, but realize that you may neglect a vital area of your life. contd

51 51Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Take time to set goals and priorities.

52 52Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Make a schedule.

53 53Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Break projects into smaller tasks and consolidate similar tasks.

54 54Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Study at your high-energy time and in an organized space.

55 55Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Study everywhere and anywhere.

56 56Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Get organized.

57 57Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Say no to interruptions.

58 58Peak Performance C H A P T E R Managing Your Time 3 Be flexible.

59 Book cover art to be inserted End of Chapter 3 Managing Your Time


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