DO I DO WHAT I SAY I DO?

MY TIME ANALYSIS

Calculate how many hours you spend on any one activity [ there are  168 hours in a week ] Fill out the schedule below for a day or two! Look at the following example. Suppose that you spent  sleeping 8 hours a night   for 7 days which would  have been  equivalent to having spent  56 hours or 33% of your time  sleeping. You might ask yourself the following question:  What kind of a job might  that lead to?

 Here is a possible sample answer: 

How about working for a mattress company testing how well one can sleep on different mattresses? At just a minimum wage that could amount to more than $200 a week. Not bad for sleeping on the job, right?

You may be surprised how almost anything you do can lead to a lucrative  income.  As the title of this course textbook  suggests: "Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow" there are many possibilities.

 Specify your activities into the following categories: committed time, i.e., activities for which you have a certain number of hours scheduled, and uncommitted time, i.e., activities for which you have chosen as free time.

If you could have your day free from all commitments, how would you choose to spend your time? Keep track of the plan for a day, week, or even month. Explain what you are doing now and, if you continue to do this, how it may indicate where you are going.

See if you can tell, from looking at your schedule, where you are going by looking at what you are actually doing now. In order to receive full credit here you must put in specific behaviors you do each hour. It is best to write down some notes every fifteen minutes or so, and then list them.

 Do not just write things like: work, sleep, school, as this is too generalized to help us with the task. The point here is to examine very precisely what you actually do and to increase your awareness of each moment of how you spend your time..

After you have examined all of the things you have done answer the following questions:.

What kind of a career seems to fit what you actually do? Many people say one thing and do another! If you were to be

 paid for the career your schedule indicates, what would the career be now?

Hint:

 Focus on the "here and now". Think about this! Perhaps, a somewhat morbid thought, but if you were to

 die now, what would you have been doing just before you died. { Reading this lesson does not count ! Ha! ]

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