When, where, or how are you most productive? How do you feel when you are productive versus busy? Is there a difference?

For this discussion, please be sure to watch the Time Management video featuring SNHU Leaders:

Time Management

Also, review Chapter 2: Making the Most of Your Time.

One of the most important success skills we lean on is our ability to manage time. It is a skill that we need in all aspects of our lives, and it is one that we must revisit frequently with any new addition or change to our schedules. In the end, we all get the same number of hours in a day, week, month, and so on.

In the leadership video this week, SNHU president Paul LeBlanc explains the challenge of busy versus productive in attempting to be impactful or make a difference. Time management is, in a larger sense, priority management. And, as priorities change, we must continually adjust in order to remain impactful and effective in our personal lives, work, and school. The reading this week, “Making the Most of Your Time,” includes a multitude of strategies that can be implemented for success both in and out of the classroom. Taking into consideration both the video and reading for this week, work to address the following in your initial post:

1. When, where, or how are you most productive? How do you feel when you are productive versus busy? Is there a difference? Explain.

2. In contrast, we have all had times when we were really busy and yet, at the end of the day, we didn’t feel like we got anything accomplished. Consider the Time Management Matrix, the reading, and the leadership video you watched this week in regard to prioritizing tasks. How will you prioritize your personal, academic, and/or professional responsibilities in order to be productive in your role as a student? Explain. For example: Are there urgent, unimportant tasks you can move off your schedule?

Please note: You can use this response to help you identify the black holes for your final project.

3. Both Paul LeBlanc and Greg Fowler were featured this week. What other message around time management from the video connected with you? Why?

DISCUSSION 2

 

Review the case vignette “Glenda” uploaded below

Assume that you are Glenda’s counselor and design a therapy plan for her. Which approach would you select: existential therapy or person-centered therapy? What are some of the benefits and shortcomings of using this approach?

Please include in your answer some of the following “existential” terminology: relatedness, search for meaning, meaninglessness, loneness and isolation, engagement,  “bad faith,”  “givens of existence,” commitment, being in the world, existential anxiety, the will to meaning, restricted existence, the human condition, authenticity, self-awareness, existential guilt, existential vacuum, inauthentic existence, freedom and responsibility, I/Thou relationship, authorship, paradoxes of existence, courage to be, self-determination.

Also include some the following “person-centered” terminology: non directive counseling, accurate empathic understanding, openness to experience, clarification, self-trust, internal locus of evaluation, congruence and incongruence, growth-promoting climate, actualizing tendency, genuineness, unconditional positive regard, here-and-now experience.

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