Outcome 2: Time Management Self Observation

Semester Schedule
Weekly Classes
Ideal week
Day One: Sunday, March 23

Day One:

Today is a Sunday and usually this is the day I split between relaxing and spending some time in the library preparing for the week. I woke up at 11:30 which was a little later than I would have liked but I went out the night before and needed the rest. I took a little while getting up because it was Sunday so why be urgent about it. I played some music as I got up and went about showering and getting dressed. At this point I went to make an omelet to give myself a good base for staying focused throughout the day. With being awake and fed I began washing some clothes as well as my sheets so I wouldn’t have to worry about it during the week. Around (3) I finally made it to the library and got myself a coffee to bolster my alertness then settled down with my perishable notes to prepare for the week to come. I decided to take a study break around 4 to give my mind a chance to rest and to call my parents to see how their week was. After this I powered through stats quiz for around an hour then left the library. I stop by to check the mail for the start of the week on the way home and upon arrival I start dinner and look over some more perishable while I cook. My girlfriend comes over and we eat dinner on the porch and then watch a movie and go to sleep between 7 and midnight. This loosely follows my schedule, and because it is a Sunday I’m pretty happy with what I accomplished given that nothing was very pressing this particular day.

Day 2: Friday, March 31

Day 2:

Let me start by saying this was a nearly perfect Friday as far as execution. I woke up right on time and was quick on getting my shower and getting dressed. I never eat breakfast on Fridays which allows me to sleep longer. I hop on my moped and get to work at 10:35 because of construction which was fine because I don’t have a manager. After getting my laundry truck ready I drive to campus and begin the process of chilling in the back of the truck. After reading the news for a half hour I go grab some breakfast quickly and return (tacos). After my meal, I waste an hour watching Netflix but it was ok because I earned it. My last hour of work (1-2) saw me taking care of an online stat exam which I did fair on. I quickly leave work at two and go home and make a quesadilla and then return to the library. I spend over an hour there studying so I wont be clueless Sunday and get out of there by four. I moped home and listen to some music to relax and after check my emails because I likely wont until Sunday. I become distracted around five so I decide it is official weekend time now and I have beer number one. My dad picks me up around 5:30 and I leave town to go camping. This Friday I adhered very closely to my schedule and really the only thing that I didn’t accomplish was starting my weekend shenanigans at 4:30.

Day 3: Monday, April 3

Day: 3 Today is Monday. My Mondays really are what I make them because I only have one class so it's important that I make time for what important. I wake up at 8am and I’m tired because I didn’t go to sleep until 12 the night before and I usually need a good ten hours after the weekend. I make time to get downstairs and make eggs before class, which is always good for concentration. I get out of the house and make it to class dead at 9:05, so I didn’t get a front seat but it was still reasonably close to the front of the class. At 10 I moped to the rowing dock for some reflection and alone time before the week begins and stay for 20 minutes. I then go to my job and drive to location by 11. Today, I’m a little distracted and play CIV 5 for an hour but I change pace and study stats for an hour after that. Then I do miscellaneous studying until I’m off at 2 and facetime a friend in the middle. I then go to Chipotle for some stomach fuel and head to my house. As I pull into my neighborhood I see my friends are at the pool. I enter a two-hour period off stasis by the poolside until the sun starts to descend and then I go in and do my stats homework before starting dinner. I find time after dinner to apply to jobs for an hour and then descend into Netflix and music as the day wanes and I go to sleep around 11:30. This day did not go exactly as planned, I like to get more productive things done while at work then I did and I wasn’t planning on going to the pool, but you don’t get beautiful weather everyday so it was worth it.

This pie chart is rounded to the nearest 5% increment to show how equally the first three quadrants were distributed, the problem comes with how much time I spend in quadrant four. I think the reason I had such a large amount of time in quadrant four is because I'm a hedonist and my priorities reflect that, especially with how I prioritize my time. Also, I counted every time that I got distracted from work and breaks from study in this sector which could have possibly been quadrant 3 some portion of the time. I also think that quadrant one needs some work as I shouldn't be spending that much time in it. I presume it is reflective of my large amount of time spent in quadrants three and four which consumes time that would render quadrant one obsolete for quadrant 2.


Created with images by Mario in arte Akeu - "Time distortion"

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