ERIC Number: ED329076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Time Management: Strategies for Achieving Success.
Cvach, Peggy A.
Intended for adults with learning disabilities, this paper offers time management strategies in a work-sheet format. The paper, which was written with the assistance of adults with learning disabilities, explains setting goals, planning, organizing time, and avoiding stress. Guidelines for goal setting include: focus on the present; set goals that are measurable and have a beginning and an end; divide large goals into small parts; set a tentative time limit for the completion of each goal; establish some long-term goals; set realistic goals; revise goals if progress is not being made. Planning suggestions include setting priorities, maintaining flexibility, and scheduling a daily planning time. Time management suggestions include: make "to do" lists; use calendars or appointment books; and avoid time traps. Time management suggestions for managing a household are specifically discussed and include paying bills; buying, keeping and preparing food; doing housecleaning and laundry; organizing space; and sharing responsibility. The final section offers ideas for avoiding stress such as: organize yourself; keep a daily journal; accept and embrace change; and set aside time for relaxation. The document includes eight references and addresses of five organizations serving adult learning disabled persons. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Learning Disabilities Project, McLean, VA.