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Posted by admin on January 31, 2018 in Articles

Time Management for Adult Learners
Time management is arguably one of the most important life skills an individual
can learn. This is particularly true for adult learners, who are working to maintain
a healthy balance between work, and everyday life. Although most adults report
being constantly busy, many are being busy while not accomplishing the things
they really need to be accomplishing. Procrastination is a common problem
among adult learners, and procrastination works against effective time
management. Learning to stop procrastinating is an essential step in learning and
implementing time management. Time management consists of learning how to
effectively prioritize tasks, make lists, maintain realistic expectations, and stop
procrastination.
In order to understand time management, adult learners must first identify how
they spend their time.the first step to learning time management is to discover
how time is currently spent. This involves recording every active by the hour for
an entire week. This exercise will reveal how much time is spent on each
individual activity, as well as the times of days and days of the week dedicated to
specific activities. Keeping a time journal for a week will enable individual adult
learners to discover how much of their week is spent on non-productive activities
like watching television. While leisurely activities are not inherently negative,
they can interfere with proper time management. In the army the only people who
were allowed to be late was the SGM/CSM or the 1SG. Everyone else had to be 15
minutes early.
It reminds me of a story I heard. A retired CSM working at the new job would
come in late all the time. His boss asked him one day “You were a sergeant major
in the army right?” “What did they say to you when you came in late then?” to
which he replied “Good Morning Sergeant Major!”
It is acceptable to be late, but
chronically being late is another story. At least in the Army, we have…