Time Management How to fit 40 hours worth of task into a 24 hour day
Who has time to Fit all this in !!!
What do I need to do today?
What is your Priority?????
Get your priorities in order ! It is human nature to focus on the things that are important to us naturally making those things a priority and dedicating most of our time to them.
Typically your families, work, sleep, and leisurely activities are some of them main priorities in our life.
Priorities In order to be successful and reach your goals of becoming a nurse….. Nursing School MUST become a Priority!
This will require some adjustment to work-life balance
Schedules So you got your priorities in order and you know what you need to do….
Get it out of your head and put it on a schedule!
Scheduling Key points when building a schedule: Either electronic or Written Keep track of events and commitments Details of academic schedule Personal items (medical appointments, due dates for bills)
Club and organizational meetings
Scheduling Techniques Spend time Planning your schedule Especially planning study sessions for upcoming test Make a to do list of short and long term things to be accomplished To do list are critical tool for time management especially during exam weeks and when major projects are due Post a monthly and yearly calendar at home
This will provide you with an overview and focus on upcoming events and responsibilities
Schedule Downtime Leisure is a break for your mind body an soul and is essential to your health and success.
Fill in the time with whatever relaxes you
“ The best part about procrastination is that you are never bored because you have all kinds of things that you should be doing”
Don’t Procrastinate!!!! Procrastination is human and you are human being right? So chances are you will be tempted to procrastinate, but it can become habit forming and causes serious problem.
Procrastinators usually aren’t concerned about deadlines and are quite content that they will get everything done before the deadline. They often feel they work well under pressure because they get the task done in a short amount of time
Don’t Procrastinate !!! “ I am going to stop putting things off starting tomorrow” -Sam Levenson “ Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.”- Donald Gardener
“ Procrastination is the thief of time.”- Edward Young
Don’t Procrastinate!!! The reality is although you make progress, you lose your: A mixed since of accomplishment…. Possibly a decent grade but a feeling that it was underserved
Knowledge that is memorized for the task at hand but not retained long-term
Ways to Avoid Procrastination Analyze the effects of procrastination Break Task into smaller parts Get Started whether or not you feel like it
Be Flexible- things come up unexpected
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