Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Day In The Life Of Mr. Milner

We interviewed Mr. Milner asking him about his daily activities and how much time he usually spends doing them. This is what he told us...

          Activity:                    Average Time Spent:               
   1)Working                         1) 9 hours
   2)Sleeping                        2) 7 hours

   3)Eating                          3) 1 hour 15 minutes

   4)Leisure                         4) 1 hour

   5)Caring for children/pets        5) 1 hour

   6)Cooking/cleaning                6) 45 minutes

   7)Grooming                        7) 45 minutes

   8)Education                       8) 30 minutes

   9)Shopping                        9) 15 minutes

   10) Volunteering                  10) 15 minutes

   11)Phone                          11) 5 minutes

   12)Other                          12) 1 hour

Then we created a new schedule to allow for more time spent connecting with his family and community. The highlight shows where we made changes...

          Activity:                   Average Time Spent:
   1)Working                          1) 8 hours 35 minutes(-25 min)

   2)Sleeping                         2) 7 hours

   3)Eating                           3) 1 hour 30 minutes(+15 min)

4)Leisure                          4) 50 minutes(-10 min)
   5)Caring for children/pets         5) 1 hour 20 minutes(+20 min)

   6)Cooking/cleaning                 6) 45 minutes

   7)Grooming                         7) 45 minutes

   8)Education                        8) 25 minutes(-5 min)

   9)Shopping                         9) 15 minutes

   10)Volunteering                    10) 20 minutes(+5 min)

   11)Phone                           11) 5 minutes

   12)Other                           12) 1 hour

 In general, Mr. Milner already did spend a decent amount of time with his community so we did not need to make any drastic changes to his schedule. Essentially what we did is we took small increments of time away from activities such as work or education and then added them to things such as caring for children and eating. We did this because when he is working, Mr. Milner isn't really connecting with his community. By taking some of this time away, we can give him more opportunities to spend time with his family and friends. Even though we did not add a large portion of time, the increments add up and really do make a large difference. We were able to add time to community building activities while not significantly reducing his time to work.

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