time management

India
August 2, 2011 11:47am CST
For a homemaker time management is very important because she has to do so many jobs simultaneously. As a homemaker i divided my time for each job but still while i am doing something i start thinking about the other one or the next one. Sometimes i feel that my life just go like this means in the morning i think what i have to do in the noon, in noon time i think about the dinner and other things which i have to do in the evening time and such like that. Does it happen to you also?
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@celticeagle (121030)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Aug 11
Yes, when I was running a household I did have to organize and divide my time. I was working a full time job and had a troubled grandchild I was trying to raise. And the thing I always hated about it was you had to do over again the next day. Most of it anyway. Never ending jobs had to be done.
• India
3 Aug 11
You are right celticeagle we have to divide our time according to our requirement. Just like you some time even i hate to do the same thing every day.
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@celticeagle (121030)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Aug 11
Yes, to our requirements and the same thing every day.
• India
3 Aug 11
Ya, but bad thing is that we have to do it whether we like it or not.
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@06MLam (622)
3 Aug 11
I think this happen to a lot of people even if they are not homemaker because they are busy and have to plan for their next task in order to be more efficient.
• India
3 Aug 11
Yes you are right that time management is necessary for everyone. Here i want to discuss as a homemaker only because most of the people thought that homemaker have so much of time so they need not to manage time.
@06MLam (622)
3 Aug 11
Totally agree with you though I am not a homemaker myself. I think homemaker has to plan everyday's meal so as to make it with good nutritional value and avoid repetition at the same time. After that, it would be more difficult if you have children to take care because you cannot leave them alone but instead have to look after them carefully. Then, you have to do all the housework left such as cleaning whihc can be quite time consuming. Therefore, I think people should appreciate the work done by the homemakers and try to help the one in their home if they have time.
• India
4 Aug 11
Hi 06MLam What you said is totally right. There are so many jobs which are done by a home makers other then those you mentioned as pick up and drop the kids to school, buying grocery from stores, banking and other similar work. For all that time management is really necessary.
@dpk262006 (56599)
• Delhi, India
5 Aug 11
Hello! I think each one of us who values time, thinks in the same pattern, as you think. I also make plans for the next day and note down (on my mobile handset) things 'to do' the next day or day after.
• India
5 Aug 11
Hi dpk2006 It's good idea to note down the things which we have to do in near future.
@dpk262006 (56599)
• Delhi, India
8 Aug 11
So true! PS - sent you a request for add? Did you add me?
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
3 Aug 11
I am a Computer faculty and I running my Computer Institute as well as performed lots of household work because no servant in our house. Friend the most important thing for time management is you can write each and every work which is not regular then you can manage time for that work also. I make a list for new works and then complete that work.
• India
3 Aug 11
Hi surekharathi When you are working then you have to manage time accordingly and making a list is a best way for it. I also do it to give the priority to my jobs.You are really very hardworking.
3 Aug 11
i'm not a homemaker but just like you time management is so important to me, if i will not manage my time better then i don't have time to spare here.
• India
4 Aug 11
Yes you are right.
@vegegirl (828)
• Australia
3 Aug 11
We use a calendar to mark off days we have appointments so we can look up and see what the other person has on. Sometimes I start planning my time a lot more . When I was working I used outlook and planned out many of my tasks, and assigned times to spend on different activities. Outlook also has special functions like "recurring events" so you can enter something for a day, then tell outlook to put it on your calendar for each week or month. You might like to use something like this to plan your time for dinner each day etc. It doesn't mean you always have to stick to the calendar, but it is good to quickly look at the calendar and see what times you are probably spending on recurring tasks (like cooking and eating dinner), and what times you are free for other things.
• India
3 Aug 11
Your idea of using the calender or outlook is just great for managing the time. We have to plan our day ahead so that the time spend on the planning can be save and we can check on the wasting of time. If we really do according to the timetable then we surely save more time for other activities or for some recreation.
@cow_boy29 (236)
• United States
3 Aug 11
hem not really but sometimes happening to me. yeah sometimes i thinking about my familiy when i work for long time that need a lotof my time. feel alone when i am in the class that many people there. but i keep spirit to do my job.
• India
3 Aug 11
Keep your spirit high is just the best thing to do something. So, best of luck to you.
@jricky1 (6808)
• China
3 Aug 11
I'm not good at time management,so i just do what i've planed on my daily routine.Well,it is still efficient if you've already done what you've planed,but actually it is indeed not an easy task.Especially in the evening,we are so tired.Have a nice day.
• India
3 Aug 11
Yes jricky1 We really find it hard to do that. Sometime i get so much irritated that i just sit and just think about the good time. it gives me energy. When there are so many work i have to do then i simply write down them on a paper and just cross one by one after finished them. Then i feel good that i did so much.
@jdex_143 (1094)
• Philippines
3 Aug 11
Hmmmmm.. You're definitely good at time management. You think ahead what you need to do and allot a time for each of the tasks.. I sometimes do that also but most of the time, I do not succeed since I have the attitude of a procrastinator. :(
• India
3 Aug 11
Oh jdex_143 the attitude of procrastination is very bad. This will pile the work for you and at the end you irritates.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
2 Aug 11
Yes...I try to map things out so I have enough time to get everything done that I want to accomplish....sometimes I do...sometimes I don't get to everything...but you are right...we need time management!
• India
3 Aug 11
Yes jillhill, time management is the key to get the things done. Time management is gives us the opputunity and it also help us to do the work at right time.
@maximax8 (28931)
• United Kingdom
2 Aug 11
This afternoon I asked my 16 year old son to baby sit my 4 year old disabled son and my 2 year old daughter. Then I did 3 hours of gardening. I was bagging up rubbish, weeding and planting some new plants. I am trying to make my back garden into a hardy tropical looking garden. When my daughter goes to her childminder I like to concentrate on house work: tidying up and cleaning. I do one room at a time. From time to time I do clutter clearing and this makes my bungalow look much better.
• India
3 Aug 11
Good maximax8. Hats off to you. You have three kids and even after that you are managing your garden, your bungalow and all that.
• United States
30 Dec 11
I'm always thinking about the things in which I have to do throughout the day. But sometimes multitasking, like if I am brushing my teeth, I am organizing the bathroom counter at the same time, and I will try to clean throughout the day a little at a time.
• Philippines
8 Aug 11
No, I think you're actually lucky ot only think about what you're going to do for the day and that actually doesn't need time management. I think time amanagement is only for people who are actually too busy, like people who go everywhere and with an active lifestyle. For a homemaker, you can use good time management in managing your chores.