Managing our time and never having enough of it seems to be a common theme these days. I hear the same complaint from students, single people, married people, parents of young children, baby boomers, working people, and even retirees, believe it or not. No matter what your age is or what stage of life you are in, time management skills will make your life easier to handle.
We all have demands put upon us by others (e.g., boss, children, spouse, friend, other family members); however, we are in control of what we decide to do and what we decide not to do. If it’s between going to the doctor because you are sick or driving 5 miles out of your way to save $.50 on a gallon of milk, you may want to forgo the latter just to give yourself more time to do the things that you must absolutely get done that day. Then, you’ll be able to give yourself the time to relax, take a deep breath, and re-energize.
If you always seem to have too many activities to handle in a day, think about what you have to get done, what you want to get done, and what you don’t have to do. Make columns on a piece of paper with these headings and write them down rather than keeping them in your head. This will help you to visualize what is going on in your life and may even spur you on NOT to do those things you thought you had to. Please contact me for a form I developed for your use. It is called Barbara’s Brilliant Time Management Blueprint. Use it to see if it helps you manage your time better.
And, by the way, don’t forget to fit sleep into those 24 hours.
Ready, Set, Go from Bedlam to Brilliance!!