Time Cruncher

Requirements

How it Works

  1.  Students use the supplied worksheet to build a 24-hr “clock”; after assigning a default nine hours per day of sleep (which they likely don’t get), they plug in the number of minutes/hours they devote to each and every activity they can think of.  Adding them up, many will find that they are trying to pack more than 24-hours of activities into each day.
  2. Students are then asked to prioritize what they would remove to arrive at a 24-hr day – in many cases they suggest getting less sleep. 
  3. A discussion can follow (either as a class or one-on-one), reviewing the results and brainstorming about healthier ways to keep the day in balance.

Benefits

  • This exercise shows students exactly how they’re spending their time, illustrating how over-commitment and time pressures really impact their behaviors and mood.