Ever wonder where the time goes? Often, it seems there are never enough hours in a day or enough days in a week to accomplish everything we would like to get done. While it’s not possible to add more hours to a day or more days to a week it is possible to take time to reflect upon how you are using your time to determine where you might “find” time or use your time more effectively. To help you determine how you are currently using your time it is recommended that you complete a time analysis exercise like the “How do you spend your time each day?” exercise available from Study Guides and Strategies. After completing a time analysis exercise, ask yourself the following questions:
- What are my priorities?
- Does how I am spending my time reflect my priorities?
- Is the time I am spending for each area I have identified realistic?
- If the answer to the last question is no, brainstorm about actions you could take to use your time more effectively.
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