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One of the BIGGEST problems that hold back students who struggle with executive function is the inability to have a realistic perception of the time and energy needed to complete schoolwork and responsibilities. Students can absolutely get better at this if they have a good understanding of the problem and solutions. This video explores this topic in-depth to give you real insights you can apply.
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A student’s what’s up? This is subsys upforit.com executive function coach in Colorado and I help struggling students navigate this thing called school so you can have an awesome life. I got a quick tip for you today students. If you tend to be the type of student who it has a lot of zeros missing is incomplete bladework, you know, you could be getting all A’s and B’s might you just tend to miss details you forget stuff you missed play stuff. You resist stop you procrastinate all those sorts of things and you find yourself swimming Upstream Midway through the semester trying to catch up on everything in this keeps happening over and over. I have a tip for you and that his best one of the biggest problems that I and my students who struggle with executive function work with one of the biggest problems we deal with is that we have listened very carefully. We have an unrealistic perception of the amount of time and energy it takes to do something. So for example, if I think oh I got at like I’m at my office right now. I got to drive over to the office. I got to be there by noon. I’ll leave at 10 till noon and then it’s 10 till noon and I’m just barely getting out of house or I’m just starting to leave so I still got to grab my keys. I still got to make sure I have my charger is in my computer and all this stuff and then I end up getting here at 10 after 12 cuz I missed calculated. I was I had an unrealistic perception of the amount of time and energy would take to get here in that case now for you guys for you students were watching this you hit in this there’s no shame in this. This is just the reality you have to be honest with yourself reality of the situation is you have an unrealistic perception of the amount of time and energy will take to clean your room. Sometimes you Even estimate in the wrong way meaning like you estimate in the direction where it would only Take 5 minutes and you think it would take like an hour be like a ton of energy was actually really easy. Sometimes we miss estimate that way but a lot of times when it comes to things like school when it comes to how long it’s going to take you to write a paper how long it’s going to take you to do your homework how long it’s going to take you to do a worksheet how long it’s going to take you to update your planner to reorganize your backpack to do the reading that you need to do for certain classes. We often underestimated in the so we’ll say oh, yeah that math in that only take me 5 minutes mean while it doesn’t get turned in a dog that 5 minutes never happened and it really win. If you did do it. It would have taken 20 minutes 30 minutes 40 minutes an hour. Or we say hell, yeah that paper I can write that paper in an hour in that paper really takes 6 to 12 hours. A lot of papers take about six to 12 hours to write a good solid High School paper. For example or oath that project will take me an hour while that project really takes you multiple days. There’s a lot of moving pieces you have to go to the store and get some things for your project Bubba blah. So we have an unrealistic amount at the perception of the amount of time and energy will take to do our homework to do our assignments due. Are we going to do our project to study for a test study for 5 minutes? That’s not studying. That’s not what settings about so point is is that you deserve this you deserve an awesome life. And in order for you to have an awesome life now and build an awesome future for yourself or your choices possibilities unlimited possibilities have a fantastic Life For Freedom full of being able to do things that matter to you think you’re passionate about in order for you to build that type of Life yourself. You have to ask you you have to get things done in Sometimes the things you have to get done or things you don’t feel like doing so you have to figure out how do I do things? I don’t feel like doing so my tip to you today in terms of the missed perception of time. Is this whatever you think however long you think something will take x 3 5 or 10. It depends on the situation get to know yourself be realistic with yourself, but generally speaking. I think that that’s a pretty good rule of thumb for most of my students x 3 5 or 10. So that’s a you think I owe this math assignments going to take me 5 minutes. But it really takes you 50 minutes almost an hour. Well, that’s x 10 5 * 10 is 50 minutes. So you’re thinking so it’ll probably take me 5 minutes. Then you say whoa Sad X 3 5 or 10. Maybe it’ll take me 15 minutes. Maybe if i x 5 it’ll take me 25 minutes or if I X 3 it’ll take me 15 minutes, you know part of doing for example of five minute math Simon something you think’s going to last 5 minutes. It might take you 5 minutes to just get settled get your paper out get your pencil sharpened read over the assignment is read the directions look over a both sides of the sheet what you may not even do so to really even start my take you 5 or 10 minutes just to get started. So you have to and that’s part of homework. I like you can count that in your time. You can be like, yeah. I just been spending 5 or 10 minutes on it already and I haven’t even done number one, but yourself be like, okay, that’s part of what it takes to do this. You know, if you think this paper is only going to take me an hour to write this paper i x 3 5 or 10 the peppers probably realistically read a draft for you to plan it draft. It revised it edited and published it and print it and in do all the research and whatever and you think it’s going to take you an hour. It will probably might take you 3 hours might take you 5 hours might take you 10 hours, whatever. So the point is is that it doesn’t matter if it’s three 5 or 10. I’m just throwing out some numbers that seem to be pretty common. And so it doesn’t matter you don’t have time it. It doesn’t have to be exact but what you want to walk away from this video with right now is a tool in your pocket that will help your life. And the tool is just keep it simple. Whatever you think it’s going to be multiplied by three 5 or 10, whatever you think it’s going to be a x 3 Viper 1000. Well finish that thing in 5 days, well, it’s probably actually going to be 15 days to order. You know, even even your parents go through stuff like that. They miscalculate big thing sometimes so that that’s okay. You just pulled the point is you want to be realistic with yourself. You want to be honest with yourself. You want to set yourself up for Success not failure and planning realistically will help. All right. I hope you have a great day. My name is sepsis up pro.com insect a function Coach Colorado like this give it a thumbs up. Subscribe leave a little comment. Tell me what you think. What is your reality? Are you good at estimating the amount of time things takes? If not, if you’re very very very honest with yourself. How much longer does it actually take leave a comment below. Let us know let us know what you do to help yourself in those situations. See you soon.