The goal-setting program I have chosen to stick with is pen and paper. I have chosen this method mostly because writing something down seems more final to me than typing it into a computer does. Writing my goals and dates on a calendar in a planner helps me not only remember what I have written, but it helps me keep my everyday tasks and my long-term goals all in one book inside my purse. My goals, plans, deadlines, my successes and failures are all with me all the time. When I open up my planner to remind myself of an event, I also remind myself of what I am ultimately working towards; it helps me decide which social events are going to be helpful to me in the long-term, and which ones are going to be a waste of time. My written planner allows me to check my mental hierarchy, even when it is the last thing on my mind; this has been immensely helpful to me in order to keep myself on task.
Is it worth my time to get a part-time job at the minimum wage?
Right now, I am a full time high school student. Just this month I began my first volunteering endeavor, and I spend as much of my off-time as possible at the local no-kill animal shelter. I have been on a rigorous job hunt, and would be willing to shift my schedule around a full time job if it was available to me. A part-time job would be more convenient at this time in my life, however. As a senior, getting out on my own is nearly the top thing on my priority list, and to do so, I would need income, and savings to support myself. Currently, it would absolutely be worth my time to get a part time job at minimum wage; but, in the long-run, a full time job would be much more beneficial.