Setting goals part IV: Time pie chart-prioritizing

There are 168 hours in a week.  It is important to decide how you want to allocate your time.  As an exercise, I often create a pie chart to get a birds eye view of how I would like to spend my time.  The key here is to create an ideal but not to get stressed out if things have to be moved around or if you can’t spend as much time as you would have hoped on a particular area.  Here is what a typical weekly schedule for a first year of grad school might look like:

So now that you’ve figured out the optimal allocation of your time it’s time to look at your daily schedule.  The next post will be about reverse scheduling.