An experiment in time management

@badpenny (741)
Seagoville, Texas
June 21, 2007 3:32pm CST
I haven't been as active as I could be on my Lot lately. I have a time management problem. I wear too many hats, and have too little time. From my college courses to just keeping up with my daily housework, my day is about 12 shorter than I need it to be. So, I've decided to treat each day like it's a "real" job. I got a new daily planner page and scheduled my day to the minute for each thing I need to do, starting with things on a fixed schedule, like my part time job and my classes, and adding tasks to the in-between times. I'm going to try this fr the next few weeks. I'll let everybody know how it works out...
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@LCecelia (1124)
• United States
22 Jun 07
That sounds like a plan. I struggle with managing my time as well. I'd rather spend my time doing fun things like working in my garden. I hate doing house work. Right now the only thing that is consistent is my part time job...and occassionally if I have a doctor or dentist, etc appointment. Every other moments I get when I'm not "working" on the computer or its not raining or wet outside I spend working in my garden.
@mizrae (587)
• United States
22 Jun 07
I'm with you, at this time of year it takes very little to get me outside gardening. This is my over all favorite thing to do. Plus, like you, I hate housework and will put it off for as long as I can. I can see where a planner would be a good idea for getting oneself organized but no planner is going to convince me to get my housework done.
• United States
22 Jun 07
I as well find myself short of time, now days. I have tried to restrict myself to a schedual, but do not follow it very well. I find that either I add way too many things to do, or I get sidetracked and finish the first few things on my list and then do five other things that were not. The only advice I can give is, try hard and once you make a list, you will have one constantly.
@mizrae (587)
• United States
22 Jun 07
Badpenny, just don't get too stressed out when something you didn't plan on interferes with your schedule. Some days you will have to go with the flow, so to speak. And here's another tip I just picked up at another forum ( you might already do this) under your bookmarks/favorites tab, add the days of the week, or a once a week folder, every other week, once a month, something along those lines, then put those sites under those categories that are applicable to the calender schedule you set up. Lots of luck with your "new plan"
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I think that this will work good for you. It will help you keep on track with the task at hand and help you from being distracted. And if you check them off as you complete the task, you will also get a sense of accomplishment too.
• United States
21 Jun 07
Sounds familiar, wearing too many hats. I wish you luck! What I am having to do right now, to maintain my sanity, is realize that I am not superwoman, and to take some of the hats off is alright.