What can a jar teach us about prioritizing? • This jar represents one day- 24 hours- no more, no less. • We are going to use different objects to fill the jar. The objects represent different things in our life.
As you know, a day fills up fast. So does a jar! Is the jar full yet? There is no more room for rocks, but…..
… there is plenty of room for pebbles. Is it full yet? There is not much more room for pebbles, but…
… there is, of course, room for a lot of water. Is it full now? It certainly is!
So, what’s the point? • The significance of the rock, pebble, and water activity is the order in which items were added to the jar. • The jar is like your time; just as the big rocks automatically made room for pebbles and water, you can automatically make room for “fun stuff” when you take care of your big priorities first.
Rock Priorities • Your rock priorities are the things you have to do. • Example: • School • Homework • Sleep • Eat • Etc.
Pebble Priorities • Pebble priorities are things that you really enjoy and want to spend more time doing. • Example: • A hobby • Extra-curricular activities • Sports • Etc.
Water Priorities • Water priorities are “If I get to them, great. If not, oh well! priorities. • Example: • Watch TV • Play video games • Etc..
Priorities Activity • Fold your paper into three columns. • Label the top of each column as follows: • My Rock Priorities • My Pebble Priorities • My Water Priorities
Priorities Project • Create a poster to reflect all of the priorities in your life. • Look at rubric to help determine the type of poster you want to create.