January 27, 2011 3:03am CST
I just wanna know from you Mylotters how do you manage your time between these things, work/school, relaxation, and family? Or if you can, tell us how your day to day life goes about.
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27 Jan 11
First, I make lists of things that need to get done in a day, a week, whatever, and I try to follow them. Then, I try to cope with whatever comes up in a day that is unexpected, and adjust my routine for the day. And I try to be realistic, and accept that, on most days, relaxation will take a back seat to family, friends, work, housework, bills, etc. So, I make sure that I schedule in a fun or relaxing activity a couple of times a week for my kids, and a couple of times a month for myself, just to make sure it's on a list somewhere!
27 Jan 11
I'm a list-maker, too. Listing done even menial tasks and having a chance to tick them off gives a sense of achievement. So my list of things to do include stuff like call ______, pick up laundry, finish reports, email _________ and log on to mylot! :-) I think being a mom is one of the busiest jobs in the world so I;m glad you find the time for relaxation for you and your family. Have a good day!
28 Jan 11
I tried doing a list of things to do in the past but unfortunately, I keep breaking them. Especially when my workload is that much, I forget to look at my schedule. I just keep working and working until I forgot the other things that I should do according to the list. But now, I will try again. Hopefully I can do it.
27 Jan 11
I have made a loose schedule with my day. I am retired so I don´t HAVE to do anything at a certain hour. Yet I do many things in a self imposed way because it is the only way I get places. I wake up and bring my breakfast to the computer and work here until 11 AM. At that time I call my mother and other people. The rest of the day depend a lot on if I have appointments or visitors.
27 Jan 11
A well-known resource speaker once had a topic with us about this, time management. He said, "there really is no such thing as thing as time management." All you have to do is to jumble what you can realistically do given with the time left. Dont give commitments to someone when you cannot realistically achieve it otherwise it would be prone to errors if done on a rush rush basis. An excellent project is when time has been ample enough to fully analyze and sort things out. Haste makes waste, this is so true. If you rush things, you may not really present the best of yourself to a client. I am single and employed. I would be honest with you thought, i work more than 8 hours a day. I really finish what needs to be done so that i wont harrass and cram myself on the following day. Furthermore, i no longer take my work home with me. It is best that when i am home, i am the sweet daughter to my parents and nothing more.