Career Interests // Skills for Success
How I Spend My Time

This activity will support students in identifying the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivators.

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Think about how you spend your time and fill out the Time Tracker Worksheet. The worksheet should be filled out in 30-minute increments. So, if you spend 60 minutes at the gym from 1:00-2:00, you should write “Working out at the gym” in boxes 1:00-1:30 and 1:30-2:00.

Once you completed the worksheet, cut the worksheet into time blocks. On your post-its, create the following labels:

  • I Really Care about This and Love Doing It
  • My Parents Make Me
  • Everyone Expects Me To
  • My Friends Influence Me
  • Other

Place each activity within your time blocks under one of the above labels.

Work with a partner to share what comes up for you when you see your activities organized under your motivations.

Assessment Notes

Complete time tracker worksheet and activity.

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