Presentation on theme: "The Five Balls Imagine every day you are juggling five balls. With random things popping up into your day it would be very hard to keep these five balls."— Presentation transcript:
The Five Balls Imagine every day you are juggling five balls. With random things popping up into your day it would be very hard to keep these five balls in the air.
What are the Five Balls? Health Integrity Work Family Friends
*Idea from Susanne's Diary for Nicholas The Five Balls cont. Health, Integrity, Family, and Friends are glass balls. * Most of the time work is a rubber ball and it can bounce back. FriendsFamilyWorkIntegrityHealth
The Five Balls + Life as a Student As a student, there will be times you will need help in keeping your balls in the air. There are several resources on campus to help you with your studies. Your RA, friends, and family should be supportive as well.
You Can Do It! You can keep all the balls in the air most of the time by staying organized with one or more of the following time management tips: Weekly Schedule Planner To Do List
Weekly Schedule SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday 10am Water Aerobics 11am 12pm American LitOfficeAmerican Lit 1pm American LitOfficeAmerican Lit 2pm American LitOfficeAmerican Lit1 on 1 3pm Medieval Lit 4pm Medieval Lit 5pm Medieval Lit 6pm 7pm 8pm Hall Council 8:30 NRHH 8:30 Bi-weekly 9pm Staff Meeting 10pm On-Call
Planner SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday 1 On-Call 23 Essay Due 45 On-Call 6 On-Call 78 On-Call 9 Floor Dinner Mental Health Day 1415 On-Call Midterm On-Call 2324 Hang with Friends 2526 Go home for weekend 27 Go home for weekend 2829 On-Call 3031 Birthday
Fixed vs. Flexible Commitments Fixed Commitments: Tasks that must be done at a certain time. The Weekly Schedule and the Planner help to track your fixed commitments. Flexible Commitments: Obligations or tasks that you can meet on your own time. A To-Do List is ideal for Flexible Commitments
To-Do List Laundry Finish Reading for Class Hang up Flyers Complete Program Evaluations Send in Weekly Report
Keep the Balls in the Air Staying organized can help you keep on track with your responsibilities and doing so will help to keep your stress level manageable. Be sure to take care of yourself; pushing yourself too hard can strain the balance of your glass balls and that would distract you from keeping your rubber ball in the air.
Created by: Michelle Schultz, Administrative Community Advisor, Dryden Hall Eastern Washington University