Thursday, March 29, 2012

Organizing your time

I'm sure that I'm not the only one out there that tends to mentally have a list of things they want to do but then something happens. Whether it's one of life's many curveballs or the lazy bug that creeps up I think we all have it at one time or another. I thought it was really funny yesterday when my email came in from Mama Does It All with the list of her newest posts & 2 were about time management & being a slacker. My Name is Mama & I am a Slacker came first followed first thing yesterday by Time Management For The SAHM: How Much Time Do You Have? I honestly think that Time Management is critical for anyone, whether you're a SAHM or not.

I like to make lists. When I was working and had a bunch of different projects on my plate that I needed to get done I made myself to do lists. Partially as a reminder but also so that I could organize the things I needed to do & prioritize. I usually put the quick jobs before the longer more time consuming ones but made sure that I had them organized in a way to make sure that I met all my deadlines. This worked incredibly efficiently for me, perhaps too efficiently because I often went from being incredibly swamped & working over time to sitting around trying to find something to do. Call me crazy but I LOVE being busy. It helps keep me on track & focused. I'm just one of those people that works better under pressure. I truly believe that's why I was always the procrastinator when it came to school work & then usually always got A's, sometimes B's on everything.

Right now I have so many different things swimming around in my head I really need to make a list. My husband likes to give me crap all the time for my plans & lists but it's just the way that I function best. I think if you're like me & are just trying to get a handle on your crazy life you need to figure out what works best for you. Find your version of my "lists" & get to it. I can tell you that as soon as I finish this post I'll be putting my list together.

I think I'm going to have some categories though because I have a bunch of ideas for blog posts (there's been a lot going on lately), house chores, crafts, and projects for my husband's business. That's not even the daily routines & management of my kids.

I think it really helps to break things down & then prioritize the tasks & figure out what's going to work best for you to accomplish them. Make yourself a schedule if you need to & try to keep to it. Nobody's perfect, especially not me, so if you fall off the wagon just keep jumping back on & trying again. Practice makes perfect.

So now it's time to make my lists before my sweet little Piglet starts screaming at me for his lunch haha.

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