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Club sports prioritizing and finding balance

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UO Club Sports-Leadership Training-Prioritizing and Finding Balance

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Club sports prioritizing and finding balance

  1. 1. UO Club Sports Leadership Workshop Series Prioritizing and Finding Balance Juggling all the Balls of a Busy Club Sports Leader WELCOME! University of Oregon Club Sports Erb Memorial Union, University of Oregon
  2. 2. SESSION GOALS <ul><li>To discuss time prioritizing strategies that may help you better manage your time across all aspects of your life. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Time Awareness <ul><li>“ We think we are going to have more time at some unspecified future date than we do now.” </li></ul><ul><li>Hyrum Smith, Time Management guru </li></ul>
  4. 4. Goal Planning Sheet <ul><li>5 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>What activities and what people am I passionate about? </li></ul><ul><li>Who do I want to be? </li></ul><ul><li>What do I want to do? </li></ul>Daily Priorities Monthly Priorities Yearly Goals Life Goals
  5. 5. Prioritizing <ul><li>“ The key is not to prioritize your schedule, </li></ul><ul><li>But TO SCHEDULE YOUR PRIORITIES .” </li></ul><ul><li>--Steven Covey </li></ul>
  6. 6. Daily Prioritizing <ul><li>Baking the CAKE of Daily Life </li></ul><ul><li>A- Highest priority , must be done today (a main ingredient of the CAKE) </li></ul><ul><li>B- Medium priority , need to be done, but can wait if time runs out (an important ingredient of the CAKE) </li></ul><ul><li>C- Lowest priority , it would be nice to get these tasks done, but not important to get them done today (aka “frosting”) </li></ul>
  7. 7. DAILY Prioritizing Task Item What’s the Situation? Priority Write Intro to Psych Paper Intro is due tomorrow at 8am A Library-Research for English Paper- 1 hour Due end of term B Visit Club Sports Office- Motor Pool Request Trip is on a busy travel weekend in a few weeks A Pay Phone Bill Due in 10 days C Do Laundry It’s piling up C
  8. 8. Creating an Effective Daily Priority List <ul><li>Prioritizing items on the list </li></ul><ul><li>What items on the are time sensitive? </li></ul><ul><li>What items on the list are crucial to reaching your longer term goals? </li></ul><ul><li>What items are within your circle of control and which ones are not? </li></ul><ul><li>Break items into smaller chunks </li></ul><ul><li>BUFFER your schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Make a new list every day (should only be a few items) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Tips for Writing Daily Priorities Task Item What’s the Situation? Priority Psychology Psychology Paper Write Intro to Psych Paper Visit Library Library-Research Library-Research for English Paper Visit Club Sports Office Club Sports Office-Travel Club Sports Office-Fill Out Motor Pool Request for next weekend
  10. 10. Daily Prioritizing-Time Management <ul><li>“ Even the small things in daily life don’t always go as smoothly as you intend.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Life </li></ul><ul><li>Time management tip : </li></ul><ul><li>Try buffering daily priorities by 50% to counteract effects of THE UNFORESEEN </li></ul>
  11. 11. DAILY Prioritizing TOTAL MINUTES: ET Total=250 minutes/4 hours AT=330 minutes/ 5.5 hours ET Total (Buffered)=375 minutes= 6.25 hours Task Item ET AT Book Tickets for Club Sports Trips 30 minutes Buffered-(45 minutes) 1 hour= 60 minutes Study Chap. 1-4 for Biology 2 hours Buffered-(3 hours) 1.5 hours= 90 minutes Organize Notes for research paper 30 minutes Buffered-(45 minutes) 1 hour=60 minutes Workout at Gym 1 hour Buffered-(1.5 hours) 1. 5 hours=90 minutes Post Office 10 minutes Buffered-(15 minutes) 30 minutes
  12. 12. Finding Balance <ul><li>Think about what happens when time sensitive, out of your circle of control ,daily items dominate your daily list on a daily basis? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Using Prioritizing Strategies in Club Sports Leadership <ul><li>Prioritizing Club Goals </li></ul><ul><li>“ Baking your Club Cake ” </li></ul><ul><li>What are the main ingredients each term? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the frosting items? </li></ul><ul><li>Would you like to put candles on your club cake? </li></ul>
  14. 14. In Closing <ul><li>When </li></ul><ul><li>If you are overwhelmed: </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to evaluate current commitments and </li></ul><ul><li>Are you prioritizing? </li></ul><ul><li>Priorities change over time, </li></ul>
  15. 15. “ It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” Henry David Thoreau, author Prioritizing and Finding Balance See you at the next Club Sports Leadership Workshop!

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