Thursday, April 21, 2016

teaching time management

Rebekah and I have been in a good place lately. it hasn't always be, and it probably won't always be the case, so i'm enjoying every second of it now.

she was mentioning that she never feels like she has enough time to do all she wants and needs to get done. (this was in a texting conversation. when she was at school. "learning.") I reminded her she was talking to the "queen of time management" and that we should sit down and talk through it all.

so we did that afternoon.

we listed out what she NEEDS to do. what she wants to do. and then made a plan.

I challenged her with her phone. to set some guidelines (rules, if you will) with herself; like, I won't touch my phone until i'm done with my homework. I didn't MAKE it a rule, just asked her to try it and see how it went.

we're on week 2. she leaves her phone on the kitchen counter when she gets home until she's done exercising and has finished her homework. she is amazed how much time she was spending on her phone. she is loving the freeing feeling once she does pick up her phone, and is DONE with her homework, that nothing is hanging over her head as she's catching up with her friends. i'm really proud of her!

it's challenged me to re-evaluate where I might need to set some boundaries in my own day...

2 comments:

Barbara Cassada said...

Time management is a lifetime skill...so hopefully, Rebekah will be successful in implementing your advice!

Barbara Cassada said...

Time management is a lifetime skill...so hopefully, Rebekah will be successful in implementing your advice!