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It has now come the time for my final entry related to the P7 Organising yourself and your time workshop. With respect to my first action point I think I have succeeded and have noticed in a significant improvement in my organisation and how much work I get done. I found that it also greatly helped as my day would just go by the plan; obviously there are occasions when it doesn't. However, the general improvement is a nice thing to have. As for the second point since making my plan I've found that I am a lot more motivated and have some direction. I don't always have that naggig feeling saying that I hadn't done something or that I should be doing something else. Quite a few goals have already been achieved including almost completing the Portfolio award. As for point 3 I believe that it has been fairly effective before I used to be able to while away 3 hours ago. However, even then I am able to find outlets. I need to find out what is URGENT and what is IMPORTANT!! In terms of improvement I have come up with some ideas to take my action plan further into the future; I don't want this to be a one of experience. For the first action point I've decided that when I make my to do list I'm going to prioritise the task as urgent, important or not urgent, not important so that I know whether I can delay or delegate them to someone else. This should free up about an hour for me to get other stuff done. For the second point I'm simply going to do the same thing during other times of the year more likely after exams, beginning of next year and after January exams. Finally for the third point apart from carrying asking myself whenever I want to have some leisure time I'll switch on the alarm on my phone to make sure that I don't take precious time away. I personally think that's a bit crazy but I can't think of a more sensible way of stopping myself. Overall I think that the workshop was a success for me and with my continuos improvement goals I believe I stand myself well to get as much out of every single free moment and figure out how to free up more of my time so I can do that same thing.
It has come time for me to once again write a reflective entry I've found that my SMART goal has now been almost permanently ingrained in my psyche. I think I could add to it however and create an actual 2 do list as recommended. After all there is no harm. I also think it would be particularly useful as it frees time for study which is one of the tips on sheet given out in workshop. My plan from now till the exams is also well on course and hopefully should be complete as intended with a first class if I'm lucky. As for the procrastinating now that I'm home I find myself increasingly finding outlets of distraction which I couldn't find at university. The worst being TV and my family. However family is staying on the list their too precious too ignore, done enough of that during the term. So instead I need to come up with a quota for using the TV. Oh yes and I have deactivated my Facebook account (thought I'd casually drop that in). It's remained off for 1 week now and I think its become habit now! Although it's definitely back on as soon as exams are finished! Apart from that it's all going as planned; the plan being to plan ahead and never forget to plan in future!! "Failing to plan is planning to fail" (Benjamin Franklin) Tutor: Beverly
After a week of making my action plan I feel more fulfilled on some of my action points.
With regards to my SMART goal I have been successful and have sat down each day at breakfast to think about what it is I need to do and this eventually leads to the tasks being done during the day. However, I have not been making a written list. I think I'll try to get that done by my next blog entry.
I havent really addressed the second action point becuase of the severity of my workload. However, come thurday I'll have some breathing space so when my next blog entry comes round I'll go into detail on that.
The third point i think is the one that has come in most use whenever I use it. Witha ig assignment deadline coming up every time my mind wnaders or I'm distracted i bring my mind back to that incumbent deadline. It actually genuinely scares me; so very effective!!
Having attended the workshop P7 Organising yourself and your time I have constructed a 3 point action plan.
1. My SMART Goal is to create a to-do list every morning whilst having breakfast (so as to avoid time wastage alter in the day) when my time is more precious.
2. I'm going to sit down soon after the workshop and planned exactly what I want done between now and the exams.
3. I'm going to continuosly think to myself whenever i find myself procastinating "what is it I'm stopping myself from doing". Aside from this every friday afternoon on the way home I'm going to think to myself what is getting in the way of my goals and what can I possibly do to remove that obstacle.
P.S. I very much enjoyed the workshop it struck a chord with me :D