Cse Journals #13, 20, 24, & 28

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Donna Bennett
CSE 1101 Sec. 110
December 1, 2010

Journal Entries # 13, # 20, # 24, # 28

Donna Bennett
CSE 1101 Sec. 110
December 1, 2010

Journal Entry # 13
In this activity, you’ll explore how you could improve your present self management system. By becoming more effective and efficient in the use of time, you’ll complete a greater number of important actions and maximize your chances of attaining your goals and dreams. 1. Write about the system (or lack of system) that you presently use to decide what you will do each day. There is no “wrong” answer, so don’t let your Inner Critic or Inner Defender get involved. Consider questions such as how you know what homework to do, when to prepare for tests, what classes to attend, and what instructor conferences to go to. How do you track what you need to do in other roles, such as your social or work life? Why do you currently use this approach? How well is your system working (giving examples wherever possible)? How do you feel while using this approach to self-management (e.g., stressed, calm, energized, frantic, etc.)?

I know what homework to do by following the syllabus and writing down all homework assignments. I prepare for tests according to the syllabus as a guide line along with attending class on a regular basis. On Sunday’s, during football season, I watch Pro football with my friends. On Saturday’s I do chores, laundry, errands, and grocery shopping. On Friday, is usually saved for doctor appointments and I keep track of all this on a Master Schedule.

2. Write about how you could use or adapt the three self-management tools in this chapter to create a leak-proof self-management system and improve your outcomes and experiences. Or, if you do not want to use or adapt any of these tools, explain why. Consider the monthly calendar, the next actions list, and the tracking form. How might you use them separately or in combination? How could you use computers or other technology in your self-management approach? How might you use written self-management tools not mentioned here that you may know about? In short, invent your own system for managing your choices that you think will maximize the quality of your outcomes and experiences. Should you need them, copies of a monthly calendar, a next actions list, and tracking form can be found on the Internet at www.cengage.com/sucess/Downing/OnCourseSS.

I have kept a Master Schedule along with my calendar for years and this works well for me. I also have little notebooks I keep lists and things to get done for the week in there. I post V.I.P. appointments such as my doctor appointments. and things needed from the store, etc…, on my refrigerator where I can see them and be reminded of them each time I go to the fridge.

Donna Bennett
CSE 1101 Sec.110
December 1, 2010

Journal Entry # 20

In this activity, you recall times in your life when you were off course and took effective actions to get back on course. Everyone gets off course at times, but only those who are self-aware can consistently make positive changes to improve their lives.

1. Write about a time when you made a positive change in your life. Examples include ending an unhealthy relationship, entering college years after high school, changing careers, stopping an addiction, choosing to be more assertive, or changing a negative belief you held about yourself, other people, or the world. Dive deep in your journal entry by asking and answering questions such as the following:

* In what area of my life was I off course?
* What choices had I made to get off course?
* What changes did I make to get back on course?
* What challenges did I face while making this change?
* What personal strengths helped me make this change?
* What benefits did Inexperience as a result of my change? * If I hadn’t made this change, what would my life be like?

I was in a very unhealthy relationship with my husband who...
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