How to Have a Schedule for the Summer

Summer vacation, a time of the year when everyone is at camp or hanging out with family and friends. Are your days so packed that you don't know how to manage your time? Make a schedule!

Steps

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    Write down all the activities that you want to do during the summer. These can be goals, activities with friends, or even just movies you want to see.
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    Set time goals. Do you want to be able to play that song on the piano by the start of August? Does the movie you want to see go out of theaters in July? Write down the date you need/want to get things done by next to the activity.
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    Also write down scheduled activities that need to take place at a certain time. This might include summer school, family vacations, and doctor appointments.
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    Take out a calendar. You can print them out from the internet or just use one that you already have.
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    Write down your previously scheduled activities first. Make sure that you indicate what time they'll take place.
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    Write down your time goals. For example, on the July 15th square, you might put "Play Star Spangled Banner on piano by today" or "Must see movie by today".
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    Distinguish between the activities you want to do. These are:
    • One time activities: things that happen once. These are things that you'll do once and will only need to schedule once. This might include things like seeing a movie and going bowling with friends.
    • Process activities: these are activities that you need to schedule more than once. Process activities are typically things that require practice, like learning to play a song on the piano or goals, like learning to do a back flip. These often need to be broken down into smaller activities.
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    Schedule your one-time activities. Think about timing. You might want to see a movie on a Friday evening, but want to go bowling with friends on a weekend afternoon. Write the times and activities down on your calendar.
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    Decide how much time you need to devote to each process activity. For example, you may decide that you'll need to practice 10 times for an hour each before you will be able to do a back flip.
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    Schedule the time that you'll need to devote to your process activities.

Tips

  • Don't over schedule yourself. One of the biggest parts of summer is relaxing. You don't want to miss out on that!
  • A good rule of thumb is to schedule only 2-3 hours a day. This leaves you with enough time to relax, eat, sleep, and participate in spontaneous activities.

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Categories: Teen Holidays