Getting Organised for the Year Ahead

Set Your Goals:

List your
major goals:

more important

less important

long term

medium term

short term

. Determine how you spend your time:

Column I:
list the amount of time you spend in weekly activities in hours.

Column II:
multiply your recurring daily activities by five (weekdays) or seven (weekly) to estimate the number of hours you engage in these recurring activities in a week.

Class time

Study Time

Employment/Internship

Volunteer Activities

Exercise

Regularly scheduled functions

(clubs, church, etc.)

Socializing with friends

Chores and Errands

Other

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Commuting/Travel time (multiplied by 5=)

Meal preparation/eating (multiplied by 7=)

Personal care (multiplied by 7=)

Sleep (multiplied by 7=)

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Total A:

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Total B:

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Total A + B = Total C: ______ hours

There are 168 hours in a week. Subtract Total C from 168 = _____ Uncommitted hours (168 - total C)

Evaluate Your Time Management:

  • How much time have you set aside to meet your goals (above)?
  • Does your time allocation reflect the priority of your goals?
  • Can your uncommitted hours be reallocated to meet your priorities?

Make your Semester Schedule:

  • Calendar or Wallchart:
  • Project weekly schedule onto your Study Timetable
  • Actual weekly schedule
  • Modify and detail the Projected Weekly Schedule

Daily schedule or "To Do List"

  • Complete the night before or the first thing each morning.
  • Check off items you have done to give yourself a sense of completion

Benefits of Following a Schedule:

  • Written plans make responsibilities seem more manageable and less overwhelming
  • Scheduled tasks are more likely to be completed
Guidance Getting Organised for the Year Ahead