- Identify how they are currently spending time in a typical week.
- Prioritize weekly activities into categories.
- Reflect on a one-week time audit and make adjustments as necessary.
HOw TO GAIN CONTROL OF YOUR TIME
Learning to manage your time is an important and powerful skill to learn in college. How you manage your time shapes your life’s path. Your use of time can be the difference between meeting your long-term goals and missing the mark. Focusing your attention and time on the things that matter most ensures you are achieving the life you want. This chapter aims to help you accomplish that!
Watch Lauren Vanderkam’s short video: How to gain control of your free time.
How are you spending your 168 hours each week?
How you are currently spending your time? Understanding your use of time allows you to re-prioritize so that the things that are most important to you are getting appropriate attention. This is best done before you start planning your course schedule each semester, but you can do this any time you want better control over your use of time.
2.1 Activity: One-Week Time Audit
Track your schedule for one week using the time audit workbook provided. Save the workbook as you will need to refer to it again later:
Follow these steps:
Section 1 Review Questions