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  • um... i'm gonna go ahead and get started and uh...

  • those of you were here last week and i know several of you were um the goal then was to

  • do the first part of uh... organizing your study time to have people think if they're

  • too busy or not if they've taken on too much

  • to learn how to know what's coming uh...

  • all of that so today we have two more questions for me to try to help you answer for yourself

  • do i know how to set up a successful daily schedule and do i know how to avoid procrastination

  • for some people this

  • is really serious a serious problem other people not as much

  • this is an interesting one for everyone so this is what we're gonna start with and

  • by a uh... daily schedule this

  • is what i'm talking about ok this has the entire week

  • everyday sunday through saturday from six in the morning till midnight it has a place

  • at the bottom for the class schedule so this is what i'm gonna be referring to for about

  • the next twenty minutes or so and

  • you have to help me with this

  • my goal at the end of the workshop is to give everybody one of these so that you can

  • use it hopefully the way that i teach you today and some people even actually use this

  • as a master and they make several copies so sometimes when the workshop is over i'm trying

  • to get you out

  • i'm trying to get out

  • and i forget so just say hey

  • if i forget and i'll make sure you get one i got a plenty of these for you alright

  • so uh...

  • here's the uh... the first idea when it comes to setting up a successful daily schedule

  • some people like schedules and like filling in boxes other people don't

  • even those people who don't like

  • this idea

  • when

  • you learn the way that i show you how to do this

  • it may not convert you to somebody who uses one of these everyday but hopefully it'll

  • help you get some ideas that you can use and sort of customize

  • to your own way of doing things

  • um... the one thing that i wanted to say first sort of to introduce this is that whether

  • you have ever actually used something like this before not everybody sort of knows how

  • to use it you just put in your life in the boxes and all that but

  • most people don't know

  • a really good successful way to use it and so that's what i'm gonna try to show you today

  • um a lot of people have a negative attitude toward this

  • and so uh...

  • and by the way some people make me nervous

  • i guess i'm more of a schedule person but people just say uh... i say how do you decide

  • your schedule and all that they i just wake up in the morning

  • just sort of see where the day takes me

  • so they just sort of make it up as they go along uh... that's nice but sometimes you

  • have a lot of specific things you have to do at scheduled times during the day so you

  • have to kind of come up with a balance so a lot of people look at a schedule like

  • this and their first reaction is i would never want to do one of these and i say why and

  • some people say

  • well because it would suck all the fun out of life

  • forever

  • because the idea is that you fill out every box every day and then you have to follow

  • it and

  • that sounds awful to me too uh... people say i can't just do anything on the spur of the

  • moment when i feel like it 'cause it's all programed or planed well that's not my design

  • with this at all because that doesn't work

  • and you can kind of figure that out

  • also

  • does life

  • always fit according to plans

  • no some people in here and i don't know you well enough but some people in here have a

  • life that's kind of

  • predictable and steady

  • and then others of you

  • you have no idea what's around the next corner because of

  • family issues or whatever else it is so i'm not going to try to turn anyone in here

  • into a slave of a schedule where you have to follow it around everyday trying to figure

  • out what to do

  • but i'm gonna show you some things that have really helped students to get a lot more done

  • make their study time work a lot better for them and it's all based on this ok so the

  • first thing

  • is for me to jot down something and just talk to you about it for a couple of minutes and that

  • is

  • uh... when a person is faced with a blank time management schedule and they're going

  • to start plugging in their life in the boxes

  • there's a certain order

  • that seems to help students really get a lot of use out of this

  • and it's not just any random order for putting things on there is an exact order

  • so this is what i wanna show you first it's really simple concept

  • and that is

  • i ask people what's the first thing you would think of to put on the schedule people say

  • well my class schedule

  • i say what else well my work hours

  • what else family time

  • all those things would need to go on there

  • but that's never the first thing i suggest so here's one that might surprise you

  • that's what goes on their first

  • okay and the reason that this is important is because for mental health

  • to have balance

  • i don't know if there's anyone in here like this and you don't have to raise your hand

  • if this is you but some people when i say this you need to

  • allow for fun

  • some people say what's that

  • i don't have time for that

  • i'll do that during the vacation they're just like really hard driven

  • other people

  • that's never a problem

  • i have some people who have fun

  • every second of every day

  • they hardly ever do anything they're supposed to do but they have so much fun so it's a

  • balance between the two

  • and so fun activities i'm going to give you an example of the this in a minute

  • uh... next

  • and i'm not gonna write all of these down but i'll say a uh... everything else

  • practically

  • okay so all the things you would think that would need to go on a time management schedule

  • like

  • class time

  • work time family time social time

  • any other thing that you do that is our regular same day same time every week all of that

  • would go on there

  • the orders not that important

  • and then

  • this is a strange statement coming from me for sure

  • the last thing that you should put on a time management schedule for sure

  • is this

  • study time

  • and that seems like a really strange idea coming from me because i teach

  • study skills

  • and some people have said shouldn't it be

  • this way you know if you have a little time for fun throw it in there but if not

  • study twenty four hours a day

  • you'll go crazy if you try to study too much you have to have balance

  • why would you put study time on the schedule last it doesn't seem to make sense but that's

  • what i want to show you so i'm gonna give you the first of a couple of handouts today

  • this is a sample

  • schedule that's been partially filled out by a student and i wanna show you a couple of

  • things on here first and then get to the details of why it's helpful to put study time on last

  • this is uh... a pretty long teaching actually uh... so i'm gonna just sort of hit some highlights

  • wish i could get into more detail but no time for that

  • uh... if you could pass the rest back.. i think i gave you enough hope

  • here's some extras

  • okay i think that works

  • okay uh... here ya go

  • okay so i want you to look first at the bottom of the page and i want you to notice this

  • student whose life we're gonna look at for a few minutes they have a pretty busy school

  • schedule they have general business class history english and math and

  • no matter how long you've been in college

  • you know that every one of those classes is going require a lot of work lot of homework lot of reading

  • ecetera next to that the days and times that the classes meet than the total

  • hours in class means per week

  • so three hours ecetera and then the study hours needed is based on something i taught

  • last week which again is that times two formula that you kind of estimating how many hours

  • you need to study this person

  • as a result of all this is in class twelve hours a week

  • they're gonna plan to study twenty four hours a week and they also work twenty five hours

  • a week

  • so that's a busy person

  • when we look up into the schedule we see

  • some fun activities anybody see a fun activity

  • besides sleep

  • yeah out with friends on friday night

  • and then there's some tv

  • kind of scattered in there

  • uh... are they going to have more fun than that during the week

  • probably but these are the ones that they're setting aside so that they can do them and

  • relax and not feel guilty

  • cuz you always have something to do for school you always have a chapter to read or something

  • else but

  • you need to get away from it for a little periods of time uh...

  • class time is listed here

  • work time

  • fam some family time some social time so it's kind of like what i described up here

  • except

  • what's missing

  • what is their none of

  • yeah study time and

  • this person if you just kind of glance at this looks like they're kind of busy