2The Five BallsImagine 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.
3What are the Five Balls?FamilyWorkFriendsIntegrityHealth
4*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.FriendsHealthWorkIntegrityFamily*Idea from Susanne's Diary for Nicholas
5The 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.
6You 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 SchedulePlannerTo Do List
7Weekly Schedule On-Call Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday10amWater Aerobics11am12pmAmerican LitOffice1pm2pm1 on 13pmMedieval Lit4pm5pm6pm7pm8pmHall Council 8:30NRHH 8: Bi-weekly9pmStaff Meeting10pmOn-Call
8Planner Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1On-Call23Essay Due456789Floor Dinner10111213Mental Health Day1415161718Midterm192021222324Hang with Friends2526Go home for weekend2728293031Birthday
9Fixed 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
10To-Do List Hang up Flyers Finish Reading for Class Laundry Complete Program EvaluationsSend in Weekly Report
11Keep 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.