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Skills for Success: Time Management

Metacognition: Learning how you learn best. Reflect on what works and doesn't work for you. Practice what works.

Pomodoro Technique: Chunk It Up!

Pomodoro Technique illustrated

Weekly Planning

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Are you an early riser/early energy person or a late riser/late energy person?

Early risers have early energy and late risers have late energy.

Tip: Late risers can get a head-start on their day by doing morning chores the night before.
Rise & Shine
* Break fast right after you get up. 
* Do same thing every morning so you can do it on automatic. 
* Early risers:  Good time to exercise
WORK: Part of living your values.
Tip: Emails sent between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. are more likely to be opened and receive a response.
READY: Check Calendar first to avoid missing that early morning review. Glance at email for emergencies.
SET: Prioritize your day for the 3 most important tasks
GO!  9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 
* Early risers - Feeling energetic? Do the hard stuff
* Late risers - Feeling fatigued?  Do the house-keeping tasks or brainstorm.
Tip: Get away from your desk for lunch; meditate or exercise.
* Early risers - 11am – 12pm    Early risers eat early
* Late risers – 12pm – 1pm     Late risers eat late
After noon:
* Early risers - Feeling fatigued?  Do the house-keeping tasks or brainstorm. 
* Late risers - Feeling energetic? Do the hard stuff
Tip: Sweet spot for meetings at 2:30pm Tuesday, (Wed/Thurs good too).  Most important stuff done for the day and still enough energy to make decisions.
3 PM: Plan & pack a healthy snack.  
Celery or carrot sticks, frozen berries, low sugar cereal, popcorn.
4 PM: 
* Early risers - Wrap up work day. Leave email for tomorrow morning.
* Late risers - Prepare for the next day: Get a step up on tomorrow by doing early morning tasks now. Make a to-do list for the next day & draft important emails to be sent the next morning.
After work:
* Early risers: Try to eat at least three hours before going to bed.
* Late risers – Good time to have a quick snack and then exercise.
Early risers: 
* 8 PM: Relax & Brainstorm, avoid blue light.
* 9:30 PM:  Adults should aim to get between seven and nine hours of sleep each night.
Late Risers:  
* 8:30 PM: Eat dinner. Try to eat at least three hours before going to bed.
* 9:30 PM:  Relax & Brainstorm, avoid blue light.
* 11 PM: Prepare for the next day. Pack your stuff, choose your outfit, and take out breakfast ingredients.
* 11:30 PM: Go to sleep. Adults should aim to get between seven and nine hours of sleep each night. 

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