On Time Management
I’m writing this entry much later in the week than I usually do. Time seems to have gotten away from me. It tends to do that a lot. Over the last few years I’ve been trying to learn how to balance all the things I have going on in my life. With Liam being born I’ve had a crash course in it. I’ve had to quickly learn to fit everything I need to do in a day into even less time than before. It has become a little easier since he’s been sleeping better but some days it’s still a challenge.
I don’t pretend to be an expert on this but I have learned a couple of tricks for improvement. The first is to schedule EVERYTHING. It’s easy to say you are going to do something but when you write down a day and time it solidifies it and makes it a little more real. I recently started using a tablet. Lee makes fun of me for carrying it around with me but it really helps. Sure I have my phone for a calendar but with the tablet I can more easily look at a month at a time. Having the ability to have them all in sync really helps as well.
Another thing that I’ve been getting into the habit of doing is trying to prioritize better. I read somewhere about this square for sorting priority. It helps me list out the things that need to be done and in what order they should be done. Things like a crying baby are in the Urgent and Important square but candy crush would be in the unimportant not urgent square. It helps visually see what needs to be done so I can actually get them done.
Since I’ve started doing some of these things I’ve found life to be a little easier…I even have enjoyed some down time which has been great! I’m looking forward to getting even better at this…maybe I’ll free up enough to to play a little Xbox now and then 🙂