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Get organized and manage your time better with this helpful workshop from the SSTC!

Get organized and manage your time better with this helpful workshop from the SSTC!

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  • Be efficient <br /> Work on the tasks of highest importance and value first <br /> <br /> How? * <br /> Use Activity Logs <br /> Prioritize “To-Do” Lists <br /> Urgent/Important Matrix <br /> Complete a list of activities to fill a weekly planner (access one at the bookstore or download a free template online)! <br />

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  • 1. Time Management Workshop Presented by the Student Success and Tutoring Center
  • 2. Are you constantly having difficulty with interruptions? A. Yes B. No C. Sometimes D. I don’t know Yes No Som etim es Idon’tknow
  • 3. Do you work on tasks with the highest priority first? A. Yes B. No C. Sometimes D. I don’t know Yes No Som etim es Idon’tknow
  • 4. Do you find yourself completing tasks at the last minute? A. Yes B. No C. Sometimes D. I don’t know Yes No Som etim es Idon’tknow
  • 5. Do you set aside time for planning and scheduling? A. Yes B. No C. Sometimes D. I don’t know Yes No Som etim es Idon’tknow
  • 6. Are you stressed about deadlines and commitments? A. Yes B. No C. Sometimes D. I don’t know Yes No Som etim es Idon’tknow
  • 7.  Creating Goals and Prioritization  Avoiding Procrastination  Managing Interruptions  Scheduling of Activities, Tasks and Events  Dealing with Stress Time Management
  • 8.  Setting goals -> then prioritize goals -> then work to schedule the steps to reach those goals  Requires time and effort initially, but few realize that this effort will later help prevent anxiety, reduce total time on task, and prevents frustration in the future  If you are serious about time management, we suggest you start with Personal Goal Setting and The Golden Rules of Goal Setting. We also recommend Treasure Mapping.  See more at: http://www.mindtools.com/ Goal Setting
  • 9. Prioritization  Be efficient  Work on the tasks of highest importance and value first  How?  Use Activity Logs  Prioritize “To-Do” Lists  Urgent/Important Matrix  Complete a list of activities to fill a weekly planner and stick to it *www.MindTools.com
  • 10.  Important activities have an outcome that leads to the achievement of your goals, whether these are professional or personal.  Urgent activities demand immediate attention, and are often associated with the achievement of someone else's goals.  The Urgent/Important Matrix helps you look at your task list, and quickly identify the activities you should focus on. By prioritizing using the Matrix, you can deal with truly urgent issues, at the same time that you keep on working towards important goals. Urgent/Important Matrix
  • 11. There are two types: 1. When we avoid routine tasks 2. When we are discontent with life in general Procrastination
  • 12. I can’t seem to stop wasting time!  Is there “a cure” for procrastination?  Habits are hard to break, but you can change with hard work!
  • 13. Start slowly to reform your study habits:  Establish a REGULAR study time  Perform simple tasks  Try a different time of day Studying & Procrastination
  • 14.  These are events or items that crop up expectantly  Utilize the Urgent/Important Matrix to prioritize what and who to respond to immediately or later  Learn to say No when appropriate  Manage a log of interruptions to help you determine and analyze how you can manage them more effectively  Take a few minutes to assess the importance and urgency of the situation before responding  There will always be uncontrollable interruptions that we must accept as a part of our lives – encourage and be assertive to resolve the interruption (http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newHTE_94.htm) Managing Interruptions
  • 15.  Performing tasks effectively and efficiently will allow you to manage your time and stress Be Effective and Efficient in your Daily Actions
  • 16.  In regards to academics, focus on:  Maintaining a Weekly Schedule; adjust as needed  Use a School Planner  Prioritize your study plans and assignments on your planner, according to syllabi and your class test schedules Be Effective and Efficient in your Daily Actions
  • 17.  Stress reduction techniques:  Take Deep breaths  Take frequent breaks  Don’t put too much pressure on yourself  Reward yourself with fun activities  Be creative  Be honest about your academic performance:  Are you leaving enough study time in your week?  Are you upset with your habits and need a change? Dealing with Stress & Becoming a Better Student
  • 18. Please Contact Us Conway 349-7872 Grand Strand 477-2113 Georgetown 520-1455 Email: sstc@hgtc.edu Website: http://www.hgtc.edu/sstc