Determining Work/Family/School Priorities

Determining Work/Family/School Priorities

Another important part of planning for your education or training is figuring out how to find time for all the parts of your life – education, work, family, friends, and fun time. It can be difficult to juggle all these things as you enter a program or college or university! Here are some things to think about:

Parts of My Life Education Work Family Friends Community/
Leisure
What are the current demands on my time? __Attending classes
__Studying
__Commuting
__Other _______
___Taking care
of a family
member
___Arranging
childcare
___Volunteering
___Schools
___Recreation
___Other
How much time do they take weekly?

Now that you have a good idea of your time commitments, you can prioritize them and use your time management skills to help you decide how to achieve your health care career goal. Below is a weekly calendar for you to fill in about how you will spend your time each day. Don’t forget to include time for eating and commuting!

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
6:00 a.m.
7:00
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9:00
10:00
11:00
12:00 p.m.
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6:00
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