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Goals and Systems - Managing Your Study Time

 
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Goals and Systems - Managing Your Study Time
by Glenda Hickman - Friday, 2 October 2015, 10:32 AM
 

I want to share what I found to be a very well-written post elsewhere about how goals and systems differ, and how they affect progress and success. 

http://jamesclear.com/goals-systems

Of course, different students may be motivated by and stay on track in different ways, but I think this is worth looking into to see if any part of it can help you stay on track with the course or with anything else you may have going on.

How do some of you manage your study schedules or make time for studies?  I know many of you are working in addition to the course, so do you have any tips to share with other students about how to stay on track?

-Glenda

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Re: Goals and Systems - Managing Your Study Time
by Instructor Peggy - Sunday, 4 October 2015, 11:58 PM
 

Thank you, Glenda!  That is excellent material!  It's very insightful.  I think that what he says about goals is correct.  I don't find goals motivating at all, so I like what he says!

At work, I have way too much to do.  We figured it was almost 2.5 jobs!  And that was BEFORE I got stuck with converting the entire facility to ICD-10. To keep from losing my mind, I do something called "time-blocking," and I keep a list of all the things I have to do and when they're due, so I can plan my attack. 

I like the fabulous, FREE, downloadable forms from David Seah at http://davidseah.com/productivity-tools/.  My favorite is the "Emergent Task Planner."  (I don't use the little ovals on it, but write right over them.)

Timers are also great for tricking yourself into getting more done in less time.  For instance, if I block a half hour to work on someone's project and I don't want to run over, I might set a timer.  The ticking keeps me moving!

 

 

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Re: Goals and Systems - Managing Your Study Time
by Teri Ta, CCS, CPC-A - Monday, 5 October 2015, 3:20 PM
 

Glenda,

This article by James Clear was very well written and so true. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Now I would like to read more of his articles. Of course I will do this after I complete my daily Andrews course homework that I have scheduled for myself today!  :)

Teri

 

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Re: Goals and Systems - Managing Your Study Time
by Teri Ta, CCS, CPC-A - Thursday, 8 October 2015, 12:10 PM
 

Thanks for the time management tips and website Instructor Peggy. I've used some of these types of time planners before, and they really do work.

Good luck with your ICD-10 conversion!  :)