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Southwest High School
Review the next slide and think about how you spent Monday What time did you wake up? Did you eat breakfast? Did you go to school? (If not, think of a day when you did attend school) Did you have practice? Did you hang out with friends……….
SundayMondayTuesdayWed.ThursdayFridaySaturday 5amWake up, get ready 6amCatch the bus 7am 8am 9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm 7pm 8pm 9pm 10pm 11pm 12pm
Review you log entries (items you listed) How did you spend your day? How much time did you spend playing video games and/or watching T.V.? If you have a job, how many hours did you work? If you play sports, how many hours did you spend at practice or event? How much time did you spend texting/talking with friends?
How much time did you spend practicing your instrument? How much time did you spend on chores? How much sleep did you get? How much time did you spend studying? Is this a routine schedule? (You do pretty much the same thing each day)
Review your log and categorize your daily tasks (things that you have done through out the day) For example: Basketball Practice, work out, walking categorize as EXERCISE; Reading, research, homework, class-work categorize as SCHOOLWORK; Talking/texting friends etc. categorize as SOCIAL ……… so on, so forth
SchoolHomeJobSocialExerciseCommunity Serv. Go to classWash dishesWorkHang out w/friends Wrestling Biology Project LaundryTextingChurch Youth Group
Where is most of your time being spent? Is your time being spent wisely? Have you taken on too much? (clubs, sports, job, drama …. Yes, I said DRAMA (you know what I’m talking about……) Are you NOT spending enough time (reading, studying, socializing etc.)
Is the time being spent in-line with your goals? Everyone in THIS class should have a common goal which is to ……
Again, how are you spending your time? What things do you need to change?
Our job is to help prepare you for the real world. Being successful in the real world requires managing your time among other things. You all are becoming young adults, therefore get into the habit NOW! If you don’t have an agenda/planner… do yourself a favor and treat yourself to Walmart, K-mart, Dollar Tree….. where ever and buy yourself an agenda/planner
1. Make a "To Do" List Every Day. Put things that are most important at the top and do them first. If it's easier, use a planner to track all of your tasks. And don't forget to reward yourself for your accomplishments. 2. Use Spare Minutes Wisely. Get some reading done on the bus ride home from school, for example, and you'll kill two birds with one stone. 3. Find the Right Time. You'll work more efficiently if you figure out when you do your best work. For example, if your brain handles math better in the afternoon, don't wait to do it until late at night. 4. Review Your Notes Every Day. You'll reinforce what you've learned, so you need less time to study. You'll also be ready if your teacher calls on you or gives a pop quiz. 5. Get a Good Night's Sleep. Running on empty makes the day seem longer and your tasks seem more difficult. 6. Communicate Your Schedule to Others. If phone calls are proving to be a distraction, tell your friends that you take social calls from 7-8 p.m. It may sound silly, but it helps. 7. Don't Waste Time Agonizing. Have you ever wasted an entire evening by worrying about something that you're supposed to be doing? Was it worth it? Instead of agonizing and procrastinating, just do it. 8. Keep Things in Perspective. Setting goals that are unrealistic sets you up for failure. While it's good to set high goals for yourself, be sure not to overdo it. Set goals that are difficult yet reachable.