Time Management

So it turns out I have absolutely not been taking advantage of the time I have and hears what I’ve learned:

My pie actually doesn’t look as unappetizing as I had anticipated. It’s amazing how much free time I was really wasting that I didn’t even realize. It’s definitely tasty in the sense that I now have a huge chunk of previously wasted time that I can really dig in to to get all of my work done. It turns out that most of my time goes to going to social things and just hanging out with my roommate. I also noticed that I spend a great deal of time smoking cigarettes. If it takes 10 minutes for me to smoke a cigarette and I have 5 a day thats nearly an hour of time I could be using to do more productive things. And it comes out to over four hours a week! If I’m being totally honest, the least of my time right now goes to homework. I’m having a lot of trouble getting settled in and focused on what needs to be done. It’s proving to be a lot more difficult than I anticipated for sure. It’s way too easy to get behind and it’s just something that I desperately need to work on if I want to succeed. Right now I’d have to say my time management is not balanced enough. I need to tip the scales and really make time for school, because in the end thats all that matters. A big time waster for me other than smoking cigarettes is just watching tv in my dorm. It’s so easy to think you’re just watching one show and the next thing you know it’s three hours later and you’ve accomplished absolutely nothing. Not exactly the best feeling in the world, I can tell you that much. I definitely need to work on saying “no” when I know I have work to do. I think the best way to go about that is just being honest with whoever that I have homework and I can’t. If they can’t understand that, then I think it’s safe to assume they’re not very good friends anyway. I’m definitely glad we did this project. It really opened my eyes to the fact that my time is only limited if I make it that way. And there are plenty of ways to use my time effectively for success! (:

-Astara Dianne Blain

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One thought on “Time Management

  1. Thanks for sharing your time management pie. Time is easily sucked away when living on campus in residence life – I know the feeling. It sounds like this time assessment had you thinking about where and how to manage your time. Figure out what works best for you and try to plug in the “chill out” time into your schedule as well. Good luck!

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