I am about to start my first class in Nursing school
. I have two small children (4 1/2 years and almost 4 months) and am trying to figure out a schedule to accommodate all that needs to be done. This includes family time, school time, study time, homework, etc, etc, etc. My husband does work the graveyard shift, so he is home during the day to help out.
I was wondering what all of your schedules are like on a day to day basis or weekly basis. I am just trying to create a good, well-rounded schedule to make sure I am successful in school, but not totally neglecting my family by doing so.
Please give me a general idea (with clock hours) of what your schedule is like with nursing school/studying/homework/family/and self needs (grooming, sleep, etc.).
Thank You all so much for your time in writing out your schedules so I can get some ideas on making this all work!
Jun 19, '09
I think a time table would help you. It worked for me. Start using it now so that you can get practice on it. By the time school comes around you won't think of writing things down in your planner as a hassle if you practice it now. My planner goes from 6:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. (I go running in the AM-so your calendar doesn't have to start that early). I know there are alot of posts that suggest a PDA, or other electronic calendar, but that doesn't work for me, it may work for you though, I don't know. I made a spreadsheet. The tasks MUST include EVERYTHING and EVERYONE. It is a good way for you to see how many hours you have in a day & the time you have to do your tasks in. I'm beginning to call my "tasks" "goals" it makes me want to accomplish them more
. If you get overwhelmed w/ all your "goals" make a list of them, then put it in the planner. Example is below I use a whole sheet of paper for one day.
Last edit by SnowRain7489 on Jun 19, '09