Bobby has been helping Lauren with her priorities this summer. One thing Lauren is trying to do is to test out of quite a few classes to get ahead in college as she missed a year by going to Guatemala. In order to pass these tests, there’s a lot of studying to be done.
Lauren feels overwhelmed with the big picture as she will be testing once a week and has many subjects to conqueror. She feels anxious when she looks at the big picture and feels plagued when she tries to absorb it all. Bobby has helped her break it down bit by bit in order to help her focus on just ‘one day at a time’.
Bobby helped Lauren get all set up with Outlook to help her with all of her tasks/appointments. Bobby’s also asked Lauren what other things are her very top priority and those things are put at the top of the list. As Bobby tells her “Lauren, you need to focus on the top priority things first and when push comes to shove, the things at the bottom of your list will have to drop off.” Time management is important for her to learn and Bobby’s doing a great job training her.
The main thing he’s trying to teach her is to make a plan, then make a list of things that need to be done to execute the plan and follow through by making a schedule in order to see the plan finished on time. As Bobby says “if you don’t know where you’re going, how ya going to get there”. Bobby’s not a fly by the seat of his pants kinda guy. He normally – make that – always maps everything out and has a plan before he starts anything.
She’s already gone through the planning stages with him and now it’s her turn to follow through. The big picture is to breeze these tests, the day to day picture looks something like this.
8:00 – Get up, Shower, Have breakfast
9:00 – 12:00 – Library – Study chapters 1 & 2
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch
1:00 – 4:00 – Library – Study chapters 3 & 4
4:00 – 6:00 – Free time to read, play guitar, go to the gym or to the pool
6:30 – Play basketball with dad
7:30 – Dinner with the family
She’s doing great as she’s right on schedule today. I heard her alarm going off really early this morning and must say she’s putting her heart into this.