It's All About Finely Tuned Time Management
Some of you have noticed that I have been under a bit of pressure lately, with several things all happening at once. My good supportive friend here, CoralLevang , has even commented on her surprise at how I manage to juggle so many balls at once. Sometimes I don't and I drop them, which is why I need to lessen my commitment here at times.
However, I have a time management secret that gets me through the busy times. As soon as life starts getting crowded I resort to my tried and tested time management plan. Having spent my adult life as a teacher, I know all about planning and reaching deadlines. So now, I make a list of everything that needs to be done in a week, then draw up a weeks timetable, just as I would at school. I break it into three blocks, morning, afternoon and evening. Then I slot in everything that needs to be done.
For example, this week I need to have three research sessions at the library, write at least 1000 words resulting from them, set up a service group display board at the library, help at a public meeting at the library, go for at least three walks, complete a grant application, attend an evening meeting, write at least three PP posts, mow the lawn, have a haircut and work a couple of hours each day on our small business commitments. Once slotted into the timetable grid I still have time to read my allocated 30 pages of Anna Karenina each day, cook the evening meal, watch a couple of selected TV programmes and talk to my husband regularly. I even have time to relax over coffee with a friend if need be.
So yes, I do feel busy at times. But it is all manageable if I'm sensible and make a plan. So, here it is Monday and I'm starting with a smile on my face. I've managed to allow myself Persona time this week. How about you? Do you make a weekly plan to help you cope when life gets busy?
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