I want to break down the numbers that I quoted in my video so everyone knows where they came from. I based these numbers off of my personal life as an EHOVE student. There are 168 hours in a week (24 hours a day•7 days a week). In those 24 hours. You have School (6 hours a day) work (5 hours a day only 5 days a week ) sleep (8 hours a day) homework (1 hour a day only 5 days a week). If you take those numbers and multiply them (hours per activity • how many days a week) and add all those totals you get 116 hours. I divided used hours by total hours(116/168) to receive my 69% of the week used.
This left 52 extra hours a week for family, friends, and self time. In the extra hours I also added chores and eating. I know eating is essential, but I didn’t know how to estimate how much time an average high school student uses to eat. I divided the 52 hours by 7 day a week to get an average of 7 and a half hours a day extra. Which when you divide 52 hours extra by 168 hours a week total you get 21% of your day is used for these activities.
I also am involved as a SkillsUSA officer, student Ambassador, and of course, a blogger which takes up even more time. So it becomes very essential to balance your time. My first tip to balance your time is to write down what you need to do. Keep an agenda so you have a harder time forgetting what you have to do. Write everything down as soon as you have it added onto your list.
My second tip is to get things done ahead of time. Everyone has that project to in a week, or two that they don’t really want to do. DO NOT procrastinate. It’s so easy to put things off until its almost too late. Make yourself schedule time for that project every day. Even if it’s only 15 minutes, you’ll thank yourself in the end. Also, tell yourself the due date it a day earlier. That way, you’ll give yourself a little extra time for last-minute touches.
My third tip is to talk to you teachers. If you know you will have an extremely busy week, tell them. Most teachers will understand you need more time if you tell them a decent time before a project is due and you have a reasonable excuse.
By balancing you time, you can become a more confident, skilled person.