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.
NEXT TIME… ProcrastinationDistractions Analyzing Your Use of Time Setting Goals
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
Affects of Procrastination Missed Opportunities StressGuilt Poor Quality Work
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
What makes you procrastinate? Distractions = Procrastination
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
Analyzing Your Use of Time Check Schedule for ACTUAL Time Spent Doing Your Daily Tasks
Next Time… Setting Goals Long-TermShort-Term Planning with a Calendar Using a Calendar Quiz
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.
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
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?
Short-Term Goals Also known as, “Mini-goals” These goals represent steps which you can climb to reach your long-term goal
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
What Are You Short-Term Goals? What Are Your Long-Term Goals?
Next Time… Planning With a Calendar Using a Calendar Review of Time Management