To much to do so little time

United States
January 20, 2011 10:30am CST
I feel like today i have so much to accomplish at work then at home and then i have to take something back then to walmart. Somuch to do before 8 tonight to watch American Idol. So today as work i have flyers to print out, paperwork to get done, faxest to send out, try and finish my notary classes, and thats at work and now when i get home, cook dinner, go to steinmart bring something back that broke, go to walmart pick up a birthday present and personal items, then home to shower and get ready for american idol, It just seems like so much to do and so little time to get all of this done. Maybe i should break it done into a couple days and maybe head to the store tommorrow but then tommorrow i have stuff to do to get ready to head to Miami on Saturday so really what do you do?
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• United States
20 Jan 11
It is all about time management which I don't have much experience in. You have to set time for each thing you have to do. I myself sometimes don't have as much to do and then all of a sudden it gets super busy and then I get caught trying to catch up. At least you already know what you have to do so it would be easy to time it so you can have a smooth day.
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@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
21 Jan 11
It's already past 10pm here, so I don't know if you did all of things that you said you would. I hope you did! I know that it must have been difficult to fit it all in one day, but if you did accomplish everything, then your reward, which is watching American Idol would have been more special.
@maezee (32559)
• United States
20 Jan 11
You got to just fit everything in as much as possible, to get everything done. Some days, when I get crazy busy with work, it feels like a race against time and a race to get everything done, too. It's hard, too. Just gotta prioritize: what needs to be done ASAP and what can wait until you have more time? And do what's most important/urgent, first of course. Sometimes when I get super busy, I will have someone else run the errand for me to. Such as if you need to deposit a check in the bank, have a friend or family member who goes to the same bank do it. If you need to drop off the dry cleaning, use an after-hours box. Etc. I also agree with your idea of breaking things down into smaller steps, and stretching them out over time. This definitely makes hte stress of having a lot of errands to run/things to do much more manageable.
@peavey (16786)
• United States
20 Jan 11
If it were me, I'd cut out some of the things, like watching American Idol! What can you realistically cut out of your schedule? If you're feeling overwhelmed, you need to cut back somewhere. I think it's the modern way, to overschedule ourselves with the strange notion that being too busy is a benefit to us. Stress from being too busy can be dangerous to our health.
@reploid (1341)
• France
20 Jan 11
I am feeling a little bit this way too, since I have a lot of work, but I prefer to spend the time with my family and girlfriend. I feel like the hours are going to fast. I know I'm not really giving an answer to your question, but just wanted to reply to this post after reading the first few lines.
• Canada
20 Jan 11
In that situation, you have to wonder what you would rather. Getting everything done and over with today and having a busy day today, or spreading it out. If you do it all today, you can relax fully tomorrow. I usually try to cram things in so I have more idle time as I like to call it. Although, everyone is different. Some people like to spread things out. It's all personal preference :)