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Time Management Defining, Exploring, and Practicing Proper Time Management Skills.

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1 Time Management Defining, Exploring, and Practicing Proper Time Management Skills

2 Definition Time Management: the way people plan their days in order to use the hours most efficiently

3 How do YOU manage YOUR time?

4 What We Will Learn StrategiesPrioritizingScheduling Setting Goals Calendar

5 What Do I Need To Do Today?

6 Prioritizing Arranging the tasks you perform in order of importance. 1.I have to do this! 2.I need to do this 3.I should do this 4.If I have time, I can do this

7 Prioritizing

8 Why Prioritize? This is important because you may not have enough time to do everything you want and should therefore make sure the most important tasks are finished 1 st.

9 Let’s Practice! Doctor’s Appointment or Basketball Game Studying or Favorite TV Show Napping or Chores

10 What’s Important Throughout YOUR Day? Prioritizing Activity

11 Creating a Schedule A schedule is a table or chart that breaks down each day into periods Such as hours or half hours Can be made for a single day, a week, or even a greater amount of time.

12 Sample Schedule 6:30 – 7:30Wake Up & Get Ready 7:30 – 7:45Ride to School 8:00 – 3:00School 3:15 – 4:45Club/Sport Practice 4:45 – 5:30Go Home, Eat Snack 5:30 – 6:30Chores, Laundry 6:30 – 7:30Dinner 7:30 – 9:00Homework/Study/Read 9:00Bed

13 Daily Schedule Exercise Scheduling Activity

14 Questions 1.How much sleep do you get? 2.How many hours do you spend at school? 3.How long do you spend your time doing extracurricular activities? (clubs, sports) Compare your schedule to the schedule I give you and answer the same questions as above.

15 NEXT TIME… ProcrastinationDistractions Analyzing Your Use of Time Setting Goals

16 Procrastination Waiting until the last minute to do something important. Examples: Doing a project the night before it’s due Finishing homework on the bus ride to school Brushing teeth right before going out on a date

17 Affects of Procrastination Missed Opportunities StressGuilt Poor Quality Work

18 Distractions Things that keep you from doing what you’re supposed to be doing. Examples: Talking on phone during study time Creeping Facebook on computer instead of working Talking to peers during class lecture

19 What makes you procrastinate? Distractions = Procrastination

20 How Do I Overcome It? Begin a task early Reward yourself for working on it a certain length of time Ask parents or teachers for help Put yourself in a quiet setting

21 Analyzing Your Use of Time Check Schedule for ACTUAL Time Spent Doing Your Daily Tasks

22 Next Time… Setting Goals Long-TermShort-Term Planning with a Calendar Using a Calendar Quiz

23 Setting Goals Now that we’ve begun to look at our time management skills, it is time to set some goals about what we want to accomplish with our time.


25 Long-Term Goals This is what you ultimately want to achieve. Can take months or even years to complete. Examples: Graduate from high school Graduate from college Move into my own house/apartment Buy a car

26 How Do I Get There? What do I need to do in order to achieve the long- term goal? Which of my goals should take priority over other? How could I best use my time to move myself closer to my long-term goal?

27 Short-Term Goals Also known as, “Mini-goals” These goals represent steps which you can climb to reach your long-term goal


29 Short-Term Goals Graduate High School -Pass Career Prep -Attend Everyday -Study for Algebra EOC -Pass the Algebra EOC Move Into My Own House or Apartment -Get a Job -Save Some Money -Open a Bank Account -Do My Chores -Find a Roommate

30 What Are You Short-Term Goals? What Are Your Long-Term Goals?

31 Next Time… Planning With a Calendar Using a Calendar Review of Time Management

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