How do you organize?

@MellieC (783)
United States
January 18, 2007 7:43pm CST
I am a full time student, work full time and have a son. Thankfully I am able to stay at home for all of these. *Online classes are the best!* The problem I have is organizing my time. I have tried planners, online scheduler's, etc. My question is if anyone else has this same problem *doesn't have to be the exact situation* and how do you manage and organize your time? Any words of encouragement would be appreciated to. Thanks!
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• United States
19 Jan 07
Buy yourself a day planner. I did, not only for me either ..i even bought my best friend one & we love it. She says it has helped her. I know for me it keeps me in order. I try to make time every day for it. I write everything down that needs to be done. Hope it works for you. You can find them in any walmart, target or office supply store.
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@darckj (885)
• Philippines
19 Jan 07
yah, i agree.. it is handy, you can bring it anywhere and anytime.. you can easily record in there new transactions that comes along the way.. it saves you a lot of time.. and lot of effort too..^^
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@MellieC (783)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Is this like a handheld pda or are you meaning like a binder type organizer? I'll look for it next trip to walmart! Thanks!
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• United States
20 Jan 07
a binder type..sometimes all these electronics take too much time. For me, writing my plans out helps me remember also.
• United States
19 Jan 07
I, too, have problems organizing. I am married, a full-time student, have a part-time job, 3 children, and a grandchild. I will be keeping an eye on this discussion to reap the benefits as well. I have a planner for school. But after the semester is 1/2 over, I lose my devotion to it.
@MellieC (783)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Glad to see I'm not alone in this problem. I try to keep a planner for schoolwork too but then I have my work stuff, home stuff, etc.
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
19 Jan 07
a board in a visual place is the best thing to do that way you cant miss it
@MellieC (783)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Thanks! I got a couple of wall calendars for my house and two dry erase boards :) One for the kitchen and one for my desk!
• Hyderabad, India
19 Jan 07
Depending on what you are trying to accomplish, the kind of event you organize is very important. ...
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@MellieC (783)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I just need help keeping every aspect of my daily life in order. Housework, job and school work.
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@ssh123 (31096)
• India
19 Jan 07
Just take your diary, jot down what works you have to do next day. Put it in order of preference or convenience. Just go ahead doing the work and tick off in the diary once the work is over.
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@emeraldisle (13143)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I make a plan for the day. Like today I'll spend so much time on line, then go do some cleaning, then come back. I find that if I break it up it makes it much easier to manage but also I don't get frustrated or tired of doing one thing, especially cleaning. So like today I'll post here till a certain amount of time, then go clean a room, then come back and I'll bounce back and forth between the two. I find if I don't do that and especially set limits of how long for each it's way too easy to get side tracked.
@MellieC (783)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Oh good idea! I like that! My day is kinda hard to break into pieces like that but its worth a shot! :)
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
19 Jan 07
what works best for me is visual I like a whiteboard calendar with my schedule spelled out so I can make sure not to miss anything
@MellieC (783)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Oh good one! I've thought about getting a dry erase board or a big calendar! Thanks!