- 15 minutes of class (or one-on-one) time
- 24-hr Clock Worksheet
How it Works
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- This exercise shows students exactly how they’re spending their time, illustrating how over-commitment and time pressures really impact their behaviors and mood.