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TIME MANAGEMENT. For school, for work, for life!. Goals of this session. Evaluate your personal values , goals and roles Reflect on current approaches to time management Develop effective time-management skills . Successfully prioritize your life!. Benefits of Time Management.

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Time management

TIME MANAGEMENT

For school, for work, for life!


Goals of this session

  • Evaluate your personal values, goals and roles

  • Reflect on current approaches to time management

  • Develop effective time-management skills.

  • Successfully prioritize your life!


Benefits of time management
Benefits of Time Management

  • Reduces frustration and anxiety

  • Sense of achievement

  • Better grades/eliminates cramming

  • Motivates and initiates action

  • Increases your energy level

  • More time to do things you enjoy


University life
University Life

More freedom = More responsibility


Where does your time go
Where does your time go?

  • Class/Assignments/Studying, etc.

  • Social life

  • Work

  • Volunteer

  • Hobbies

  • Gym/fitness

  • Personal care

  • Household stuff

  • MSN/ Facebook /Computer/TV

  • Relaxation



A value is an enduring belief about what is worthwhile.

Why talk about values?

Freedom

Spirituality

Acceptance

Integrity

Success

Culture

Economic

Organization

Respect

Education

Order

Friendship

Ambition

Cooperation



Role:

A role is something that an individual is expected or responsible to be.

Why talk about roles?

Sister

Coach

Care-Giver

Employee

Brother

Student

Son

RoleModel

Athlete

Group Member

Daughter

Friend



So basically
So, basically…

Making a personal statement of your values and roles helps you to center your life around what you believe in and make goals that fit who you are.





A priority is something that holds importance and precedence over other things in our life.

Why talk about priorities?

Making the Dean’s List

Graduating

Winning Scholarship

# 3

# 4

Networking

# 5

# 1

Expanding my

world view

ABC

Getting a job

# 2


Prioritizing using ABC: over other things in our life.

  • A Activities

  • Urgent and important

  • B Activities

  • Should be completed as soon as possible

  • C Activities

  • Can be put off indefinitely without extreme consequences


Individual activity
Individual Activity over other things in our life.

Think of 10 things you would like to accomplish in the next week. Assign them A, B, or C in importance.


Tips when making your schedule
Tips when making your schedule over other things in our life.

  • Be specific

  • Be reasonable

  • Be flexible, use a pencil

  • Don’t forget to schedule breaks

  • Plan for the unplanned

  • Set deadlines for yourself


Consider your needs and preferences
Consider your needs and preferences over other things in our life.

Body rhythms and habits affect how each person deals with time

  • Am I a morning person or a night owl?

  • Am I chronically late or always early?

  • When do I have the most energy?

  • Do I focus well for long stretches or need regular breaks?


Procrastination
Procrastination... over other things in our life.

Who ME....Never!

You’re not alone...almost EVERYONE struggles with procrastination


Time wasters
Time Wasters over other things in our life.

Group Brainstorming:

  • What wastes your time?

  • Prevents you from doing work?

  • Distracts you?

  • Keeps you from focusing?


Why do we procrastinate
Why do we procrastinate? over other things in our life.

  • Assigning importance

  • We are driven by demands that speak the loudest

  • We are overwhelmed by the task or do not feel it is within our capability


Other causes
Other causes: over other things in our life.

  • Waiting for the “right mood” or the “right time”

  • A fear of failure (or success!)

  • Poor organizational skills

  • Perfectionism


Procrastination1
Procrastination over other things in our life.

  • Can stop people from achieving success and reaching their goals.

  • Recognize it, understand why it happens and take active steps to limit it.


Three simple steps for time management
Three Simple Steps for Time Management over other things in our life.

  • Plan

  • Prevent Procrastination

  • Periodically Prioritize


Plan over other things in our life.

  • Plan your week in advance

  • Set short and long-term goals

  • Post monthly calendars at home

  • Don’tover-plan your schedule

  • Schedule study time when you will be effective

  • Break large tasks into smaller, more manageable ones


Periodically prioritize
Periodically Prioritize over other things in our life.

  • Develop your own system to prioritize things in your day planner

  • Spend 15 minutes per day re-prioritizing and scheduling

  • Create a daily to-do list

  • Set realistic goals


Prevent procrastination
Prevent Procrastination over other things in our life.

  • Don’t leave things to the last minute

  • Use a day planner!

  • Stick to your schedule

  • Go to the library

  • Don’t allow yourself to be interrupted

  • Say NO (when appropriate)

  • Ask for help in getting started



The effect in my life?

Day

Planner


Time management 101
Time Management 101 effect in my life?

  • Values, Roles, and Goals

  • Procrastination

  • Prioritization

  • Daily to-do Lists, Day Planners and Calendars


Questions

Questions? effect in my life?


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