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3343232-Time-Management-With-Exercise - Time Management...

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Unformatted text preview: Time Management With Exercise HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR TIME ? If I waste a minute, I waste an hour; if I waste an hour, I waste a day; if I waste a day, I waste a lifetime ! Solzhenitsyn, The Cancer Ward One of the major factors controlling how close you are to being the person you would like to be is your skill in managing your time. If you can control how you spend your time, you can control your life. In order to put your time management skills into practice, you need an overall view of how you spend your time. Dont be misled; just because you happen to have had a few fruitful evenings lately, you may believe it is always that way. Likewise, if youve encountered a few snags in getting things done recently, dont be discouraged into thinking that it will always be that way. Looking at the whole picture will help you see how close you come to spending your time in the way you would like. THE WHOLE PICTURE The following exercise will help you see the whole picture by categorizing your time and illustrating that how you actually spend your time may differ from how you want to spend it. MONITORING YOUR TIME USE How you spend your time says a lot about what is important to you, just as how you spend your money says a great deal. If you wanted to know if you were spending your money in EXERCISE TIME USE CATEGORIES This exercise will help you develop categories to use in identifying how you spend your time. Examples of these are 1. Work 2. Household maintenance 3. Relaxing 4. Miscellaneous 5. Play 6. Recreation 7. Friends In the space below, list some categories that fit your lifestyle : 1. ____________________________ 2. ____________________________ 3. ____________________________ 4. ____________________________ 5. ____________________________ 6. ____________________________ 7. ____________________________ 8. ____________________________ 9. ____________________________ 10. ____________________________ Using as many time categories as you need, divide the first circle on the next page into wedges reflecting how you currently use your time. Do the same with the second circle, reflecting how you would like to use your time. a manner consistent with your priorities, you would probably prepare a budget and keep track of expenses. Do the same with your time. Like a money budget, this may not be something you want to do all of the time, but it is a good exercise to go through at least once a year. Why do you need a formal system ? Because people are not very good observers of their own behavior. In fact, they tend to be quite unreliable ! One of the best examples of this is a classic experiment in which a psychologist asked a group of people who wanted to lose weight to write down everything they had eaten during the previous two days. They were then fed only those foods for the next two days, and they all lost weight ! They had not remembered everything they had eaten....
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2010 for the course FINANCE N/A taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '07 term at American Academy of Art.

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