Many students seek to balance their affairs into a satisfying extent, but realities always violate their ideals. To analyze then prioritize time arrangement, it is rational to use some tools to facilitate the process. For instance, the Friedman Model, a demonstration about the distribution in work, home, community and self, is considered effective.
This is the primary pattern of my time arrangement:
Why I would come up with this graph? There are a lot of reasons that lead to my time schedule. First of all, work, which is considered as the most important aspect of my time arrangement, looks too enormous that its size shocks me. But in fact, I really regard work as essential for myself, since I have to prepare for so many exams that I cannot pay much attention to other aspects. Rather, since organizational skills are heavily emphasized in my campus, coorperating these aspects is well illustrated. Although work occupies most of my time, its circle overlaps all other three aspects, which could lead to the harmony between work and one of the three aspects. For instance, while I’m working for my research program to reach my academic goals, I’m also doing something helpful for the development of the entire society.
Home, sadly, is not well placed in my schedule. Since there are hardly bad situations that come out of my family, I seldom put emphasis on its issues. Rather, my parents are supportive of many of my decisions, and I could say that home acts as the place which I could develop the relationships with others and also do works. Therefore, home is well compatible to two other elements.
Community is also well-regarded as one of my time arrangement, because everytime I communicate with people may accounts for my life experience that basically develop such relationships that are helpful for my accomplishment of my works. Also, it does help deal with some of my family issues that cannot be resolved merely by myself. It also acts as one of the media of the sharing of my secrets that are not shared with my family.
Then we come to self. Though only occupies small portion of my schedule, it is truly important in my self-interest. I watch some American TV series and cartoons that develop my English skills, and they implicitly help me better involved in my community.