Time Management

Do you want to make more time for studying, but you are having trouble doing that? Fill in the blanks below and do the addition to find out

Where the Time GOES...

Number of hours of sleep each night ..............._____ x 7 = _____

Number of hours spent grooming each day......_____ x 7 = _____

Number of hours for meals/snacks, including

preparation and clean-up time.........................._____ x 7 = _____

Travel time to and from campus........................_____ x 5 = _____

Number of hours per week for regular activities

(chapter meetings, leadership/service activities,

intramurals, church, etc.)......................................................_____

Number of hours per day of errands, etc..........._____ x 7 = _____

Number of hours of work per week......................................_____

Number of hours in class per week......................................._____

Number of hours per week with friends, social parties,

going out, watching tv, etc....................................................._____

...............................TOTAL non-study hours per week = _____

168.0 total hours in a week

-____ hours of activities (the total, from above)

= ____ hours available to study

 

Armed with this information, you can now make different choices.

For instance...

  • What activity can you do without?
  • What activity can you do less of?
  • What can you leave as a reward for AFTER a certain amount of studying is done?

Keep in mind...

People often cut back on sleep or exercise time when they need more time for studying. The problem with this is sleep and exercise are unusual activities in the sense that, because of their positive impact on our mind, in appropriate, moderate amounts, they actually give us MORE time of productive studying. So, be mindful of that when considering whether you want them to be the activities you cut back on.

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