This session provides Explorers an opportunity to look at a daily schedule from a “typical” young adult and evaluate it in terms of how well daily goals were met.


  • Life Skills
  • Time Management


By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the effects of procrastination.
  • Develop ideas for practicing effective time management.


  • Daily Schedule activity sheet—make a copy for each participant
  • Pen or pencil for each participant


Text in italics should be read aloud to participants. As you engage your post in activities each week, please include comments, discussions, and feedback to the group relating to Character, Leadership, and Ethics. These are important attributes that make a difference in the success of youth in the workplace and in life.


Daily Schedule

Pass out a copy of Daily Schedule activity sheet to each person.


Have participants imagine that they set the goals on the sheet and ask them to evaluate how well they accomplished their goals. Give them about three minutes to review the activity sheet and answer the questions.


Lead the participants in a discussion about the Daily Schedule activity sheet and how that schedule might compare to one of their days.


Discuss with them possible behaviors that could help change the way the daily goals were met. The discussion should focus on:

  • Setting priorities
  • Being organized
  • Meeting daily goals
  • Referring back to short-term and long-term goals
  • Establishing effective time management skills


Some sample questions are below. They are designed to help the participants apply what they have learned to their own interests. You are welcome to use these questions or develop your own questions that relate to your post or specific focus area.


Focusing Questions

  • What did you learn from looking at someone else’s schedule and goals?

Analysis Questions

  • How could you apply what you learned during this exercise?
  • How might you use this in your potential career?

Generalization Questions

  • What ideas, if any, did you get about things that you could do better when scheduling or planning time?
  • What can you learn about leadership from this exercise?
  • What does sticking to a plan to meet goals imply about a person’s character?
  • How might you use this in life or in college?
  • Why is this important?
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