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Additional Assessment for Miles Walked and Money Spent
Time Management and Reading Articles
MBA630 Behavior Change
I wanted to start to read more articles on my tablet using the Feedly app in addition to my morning ritual of browsing social media. Another routine I wanted to adopt was to do some sort of exercise each day. My goal was decided in week 2 after some feedback and I set my target at reading 5 articles a day with a weekly total of 35 a week and a grand total of reading 140 articles after the 4 week assessment. During weeks 1 & 2 I did not come close to meeting my daily/weekly goal and fell behind. However, my behavior did change in week three and beyond and I did gain momentum in reading 87 articles but did not meet the grand total goal of 140 articles.
In addition, I decided to also track how many miles I walked a day with a daily goal of 2 miles (14 miles a week and a 56 miles for a grand total) and to monitor how much money I spent eating our (not food prepared at home/school) with a $10 a day limit ($70 a week / Grand total of $280 for 4 weeks)
*I did not add any graphs for week 1 as there was not substantial data to include
In general, I need to improve on my time management skills and this project allowed me to track how I spend my time and also gave the opportunity to change a daily behavior. Before this assessment, I would wake up and browse social media in the morning for 15-30 minutes and then randomly throughout the day. It took a couple week and the implementation of some goals and I went from browsing social media to reading articles in the morning and throughout the day. This gave me confidence to know that I can still make changes in my behavior and that I can establish control when needed.
I did make a significant improvement with reading articles in weeks 3 and 4 and remained consistent with the exercise of walking and my spending (except in week 2 when I went twice for social events). The addition of setting goals aligned with my behavioral change selection was a good motivator as I was to measure my articles read, miles, and money spent.