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Life Skills Series: Adulting

Image obtained from http://development.prentonhighschool.co.uk/life-skills

 

Life Skills Series: Adulting

By: Zarema Ross

 

This week TideWater Community College (TCC) started the Life Skills Series.

On Monday, February 12, the Virginia Beach Student Center held a lecture on  “ADULTING” where students could learn effective time management and budgeting skills.

If you couldn’t attend the event, here are some “adulting notes” for you:

 

PLAN YOUR TIME

Create a school assignment list, homework tracker, To-Do list.

Use your weekly planner for classes, work and activities.

Follow your monthly planner for appointments, birthdays, trips, changes from your week.

http://www.worksheetworks.com/miscellanea/calendars/hour.html

 

GET THINGS DONE

Prioritize the tasks by date, importance, and the time it takes to complete.

Find a comfortable work space to limit distractions.

http://www.thewritelife.com/22-places-to-write/

 

BUDGET

Don’t spend what you don’t have, find your priorities and set goals.

Create a budget plan.

http://www.consumer.gov/sites/www.consumer.gov/files/pdf-1020-make-budget-worksheet_form.pdf

Use envelope system.

http://www.daveramsey.com/blog/envelope-system-explained

Balance your checkbooks.

http://www.wikihow.com/balance-a-checkbook

http://www.wikihow.com/write-a-check

 

OTHER TIPS

Command Center: http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/organizing/command-center#shrink-filingcabinet

Chores and tasks:  http://www.care.com/c/stories/5933/the-ultimate-household-chore-list/

“How to Adult” on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/learnhowtoadult

 

Get more essential life tips in the upcoming Life Skills Series lectures:

“RELATIONSHIPS”, Monday, February 19.

Improve your ability to communicate effectively in your relationships.

“SELF-CARE”, Monday, February 26.

Develop techniques to cope with stress and other emotional struggles that can make life challenging.

When: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: K304 Virginia Beach Student Center, 1700 College Crescent, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

 

P.S. The Current is currently looking for contributors for the 2018 academic year.

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