Our lives are filled with obligations, activities and commitments. Take a moment on reflect on your weekly schedule. Ideally for this exercise, use a daily planner and enter all your commitments.
- One week (7 days x 24 hrs = 168 hrs)
- Sleep (~8 hrs x 7 days = 56 hrs)
- Wake time ~16 hours per day (Monday – Sunday)
Answer the questions below:
How many hours do you sleep in each 24 hour period, including naps?
How many hours do you spend on grooming activities?
How many hours a day do you spend on meals, including preparation and clean up?
How much time do you spend commuting to and from campus? Include time spent parking and walking.
How many hours a day do you spend doing errands?
How many hours do you spend each week doing co-curricular activities (organizations, church, working out, etc.?)
How many hours a week do you work on a job?
How many hours do you spend in class each week?
How many hours per week do you spend with friends, going out, watching TV?
One week later:
Does your schedule accurately reflect the reality of your commitments?
-Sandra L. Leggett