i have so much work but i did not do anything!

@katemeow (848)
Singapore
January 10, 2009 9:59am CST
i have so much work to do yet i was not able to accomplish anything the whole day! what is wrong with me? Being a freelancer is cool yet there are just days when i really need a drill sargent! anyway, does this happen to you? i need help with my time management skills!
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@mkmoney (468)
10 Jan 09
that happens to me sometimes i just cant be bothered sometimes its because of the cold you become lazy and wanna sit in 1 spot because of the cold (thats y i dont feel like it) wbu?
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• United States
10 Jan 09
This happens to me all the time, lol. I do need a drill sargeant too. I find that I waste alot of time on the computer, when I should be doing other things and writing instead of being on mylot or other sites. I need to break the cycle, but it is hard. I try to confine my time on myLot to only in the morning hours, then get myself ready for the rest of the day. I make out to do lists, which are very helpful. They let me know what I need to do that day and in what order I need to do them. When I finish one thing, I cross it off the list. This makes me feel really good, and enforces the fact that I am accomplishing things. I hope this helps you.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
19 Jan 09
I'm the same way in some regards. It's not that I'm not disciplined. The night before I write out the things I want to accomplish the next day, but there are some days I'm just plain not "with it"---like today. I had a lot I was hoping to accomplish for today but wound up not doing much of anything...just wasn't in the mood..oh, well...there's always tomorrow..LOL
@camomom (7536)
• United States
19 Jan 09
Yes, it happens to me all the time but it's usually because of my kids that I don't get things done. I need time management help too.
@syeryn (574)
• United States
11 Jan 09
I used to have this problem until I set aside Wednesday as my semi work day. I begin each week strong with an organized list of deadlines and must-do's that need to get done and I set off to work. By Wednesday I find that I am getting distracted so I allow myself Wednesday to be a semi-serious work day. I complete any pending and necessary tasks that need to be complete to bring in my income. Then I can either work hard or goof off a bit. The last thing I do as part of my constructive work day on Wednesday is complete my list of "must-do's" for the rest of the work week. Saturday is also a semi work day for me and I take Sundays off entirely. For some reason just knowing that I have Wednesday set aside as an easy day stopped me from wasting time on the rest of my work days.
@drannhh (15240)
• United States
11 Jan 09
I have had many days like that, even though most people I know think of me as an excellent organizer. Of course that is what I get for hanging out with artists. Compared to them I probably AM highly organized. LOL. Sometimes we just need a day off to let things gel. I have a number of software applications that I use to help me with time management. One has the unlikely name of ToodleDo! That is my scheduling program but I use it together with a program called NoteZilla that is really good. They both send alarms to my computer desktop and or e-mail reminding me of things that need to be done. If anyone knows of other good programs that help with time management and scheduling, do let me know, as I am always interested in learning about new ones.
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
10 Jan 09
I have trouble with time management too. I get distracted by one thing which helps me notice something else and then I'm on to that thing. It's pitiful sometimes.