Thursday, September 9, 2010

time flies...

...and not only when you are having fun!
I have always prided myself on my time management skills.
But, lately, it seems like I am just keeping my head above water.
Working two jobs and taking four grad classes may not have been the smartest idea in the world.
But I have always worked 40 hours a week and gone to school as well.
Part of the problem is that I am in a wedding next weekend and the weekend after that is my sister's baby shower. 
Hopefully, once this month is over this will slow down a bit. fingers-crossed

I have been evaluating why I feel like I am floundering.
I have definitely over-committed myself this month.
But beyond that, I have been treating everything I do lately as urgent.
It is like I am constantly putting out fires.
One thing that has really helped is I have reminded myself that none of my to-do list is life or death. 
And in the grand scheme of things none of this really matters.

One of the most important things is to be organized {I have accomplished this one} and to take that one step further allocate specific time for each task that needs to be accomplished {I have to work on this part.}
One of the things I have been doing is organizing my to-do list everyday instead of weekly.

Another important thing is not to procrastinate. {Now this is where my problem lies}
I am usually a master procrastinator but the stress that is involved is just not healthy.
The problem is that I do some of my best work at the last minute so this is going to be a hard habit to break, but I am working on it.

Also, learning to just say no is something I need to work on. 
It is an honor to be a part of J's big day, but I knew when she asked me that her wedding would be in the middle of the semester and I should have gracefully declined. 
I have also gotten a LITTLE carried away with my sister's baby shower. 
I could have kept it simple but, of course, I have turned it into a complicated EVENT.
There are a few other things I have agreed to for the remainder of the year that I could have said no to but didn't. 
I am working on all of these things and I feel a little better now that I at least have a game plan.

What are some ways you stay on track and keep your time managed??


  1. I have to write everything out. That's the only way for me to remember everything and keep things straight. Good luck with everything! Sounds like you have a full plate!

  2. As far as work I have to do lists, otherwise I forget. And I get so sick of my to do lists at work that I don't create personal to do lists...and I usually forget to do stuff lol!

    Good luck with everything, you sound like a busy gal :)

  3. The calendar feature in google has been very helpful for me!