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Time and Stress Management

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Time and Stress Management Strategies Resources Study Skills for Success Time Management Strategies Get a Road Map Example: March 6April 8 Make every moment count… Set reasonable, detailed goals For example To do: •  Write paper for BUSA 100. Instead… To do: •  Write paper for BUSA 100. Select topic for paper. Find books on topic. Write introduction. Trick your brain into efficiency What does that mean •  Blocks of study time and breaks •  Make rewards •  Dedicated study spaces •  Weekly reviews •  Review notes and readings just before class •  Review lecture notes right after class •  Prioritize your assignments Avoid procrastination •  Why do you want to do this •  What will happen if you don't progress •  Avoid distractions and escapes •  Get a buddy Old Adages •  It's not how much you read but rather what you read •  It's not how much time you spend doing something, it's how productive you are during the time you allocated to achieve something •  Time is money Discussion •  What are your most effective time management techniques •  What strategies do you use to avoid procrastination Additional time management resources •  Create a simple "To Do" list, see: http://www.studygs.net/todolist.htm •  Daily/weekly planner •  Long term planner •  Try McGill s Assignment Calculator (5 Steps to a Better Paper), see: http://www.mcgill.ca/library/libraryassistance/five steps// •  Try this exercise in time management, see: http://www.studygs.n0et/schedule/ Stress Management Stress Management First, recognize stress •  Stress symptoms include mental, social, and physical manifestations Stress Management is the ability to maintain control when situations, people, and events make excessive demands Stress management strategies •  Remove yourself from the stressful situation •  Avoid extreme reactions •  Set realistic goals for yourself •  Get enough sleep •  Change the way you see your situation •  Set priorities •  Try to "use" stress Stress management strategies •  Selectively change the way you react •  Discover new relaxation techniques •  Don't sweat the small stuff •  Avoid selfmedication or escape •  Take control of the situation •  Exercise eat well •  Try to be positive Most importantly •  If stress is putting you in an unmanageable state or interfering with your schoolwork, social and/or work life, seek professional help Discussion •  What are your most effective stress management techniques •  What strategies do you use to avoid stress Additional resources Bly, R. W. (2010). Make every second count: Time management tips and techniques for more success with less stress. Pompton Plains, NJ: Career Press. Available as an eBook at the McGill Library: http://catalogue.mcgill.ca/F/func=find bfindcode=SYSlocalbase=MGU01request=003483916 Forsyth, P. (2009). 100 great time management ideas. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Business. Available as an eBook at the McGill Library: http://catalogue.mcgill.ca/F/func=find bfindcode=SYSlocalbase=MGU01request=003364914 O'Connor, K., Maxey, C. (2010). 10 steps to successful time management. Alexandria, Va: ASTD Press. Available as an eBook at the McGill Library: http://catalogue.mcgill.ca/F/func=find bfindcode=SYSlocalbase=MGU01request=003477213 Team Publications. (2002). Stress management. Amherst, Mass: HRD Press. Available as an eBook at the McGill Library: http://catalogue.mcgill.ca/F/func=find bfindcode=SYSlocalbase=MGU01request=002225268 Clock by kobiz7 http://www.flickr.com/photos/27369469N08/2661018158/ License: Attribution NoncommercialShare Alike 2.0 Generic Flip Clock 5:05 by Leo Kan http://www.flickr.com/photos/leokan/3656810914/ License: Attribution NoncommercialShare Alike 2.0 Generic Old Clock by wwarby http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwarby/5146431359/ License: Attribution NoncommercialShare Alike 2.0 Generic Self Portrait As A StressedOut Bride To Be by BrittneyBush http://www.flickr.com/photos/tzofia/270800047/ License: AttributionNoncommercial Share Alike 2.0 Generic 30/365 STRESSED OUT by Gillian http://www.flickr.com/photos/gillianberger/1398407491/ License: Attribution NoncommercialShare Alike 2.0 Generic 212/365 me stressed out By joshfassbind.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/joshfassbind/4565556323/ License: Attribution NoncommercialShare Alike 2.0 Generic Procrastination by cheerfulmonk http://www.flickr.com/photos/8185675N07/5323063314/ License: Attribution NoncommercialShare Alike 2.0 Generic Landsberger, Joe. Study Guides and Strategies . http://www.studygs.net/. (Time management: http://www.studygs.net/timman.htm , Stress management: http://www.studygs.net/stress , and Avoiding procrastination: http://www.studygs.net/attmot3.htm ). Permission is granted to freely copy, adapt, and distribute individual Study Guides in print format in noncommercial educational settings that benefit learners. Take away •  There are lots of resources out there—it s up to you to take advantage of them