T is for Time Management

For the A to Z challenge this year, I’m posting about one of my favorite things: Living the life you were born to live. I’ve been so blessed with a family that constantly encourages me and builds me up and I want to pass that along to y’all! I’ll be traveling a lot during the month, so some of the posts are scheduled ahead of time and answering comments might take some time. I’ll try and keep up though. Thanks for stopping by! 


T is for Time Management… 


This is one of those areas I’m still really working on growing in. I either jump from one project to the next way to fast, or I stay focused on one thing too long, or I waste time fiddling around. I’m working on finding balance, though, because learning how to manage my time is a hugely important thing. 

Everyone has the same amount of time in their day, but we don’t use it all the same way. Some people do twice as much in a sixty-minute period than I do. Others do half as much. Some people have learned how to track their time to accomplish the most they can, others don’t have a clue how to. 

Some things I’ve found that help me are: 
*Making a list and then try and stick to it
*Timing myself with my different tasks and trying to figure out where I can improve 
*When I’m doing a mindless task such as getting dressed or making my bed, I listen to an audio book or something else educational 
*Taking breaks when I need them, but only as long as they need to be

What about you? What are some things you do to manage your time? 

4 thoughts on “T is for Time Management

  1. Stina Lindenblatt says:

    This is something I'm working at, too. You'd think with my kids at school full time, I'd get lots of writing done. But I don't get nearly as much accomplished as I would like. It's all the other things that I need to do that cut into it (e.g. exercising).

    Lists help me big time…otherwise I'll just write and write and write and forget to do the things I NEED to do.

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  2. David Mabe says:

    As my pastor would say, now you've done gone to meddling. 😀 Time management is probably one of my biggest issues. In the evenings, I'll often find that I have so many things to do that I just give up and don't do any of them. It kind of reminds me of a Garfield poster my 9th grade Literature teacher had on her wall. The caption read “Why put off until tomorrow that which you can do the day after tomorrow.” It's hard to keep from falling into that mentality often. If you do that often enough, you find that the little dirt mound that you put off for a couple days has now turned into one of those mountains you climbed in Indonesia. 🙂

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  3. Bekah says:

    TERRIFIC post, friend! I agree with you; time management is SO incredibly important. It's so very helpful for me to make a list of all I need to get done, or else I'm not as perseverant in accomplishing it. (Especially the things I don't necessarily want to do–like editing! 🙂 ) But I find I'm much more likely to do something when I have a list of things I need to do, which, in turn, makes me more resolved to persevere and get it done!

    Thanks for sharing with us!

    His Princess,
    Bekah

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  4. thesoundofonehandtyping says:

    The best advice I ever got was to decide what was important and say no to everything else. There's a lot of wisdom in that. It's better to get one or two things finished than to have a dozen things half-finished.

    Another thing I've learned is, if I put a task on my to-do list and feel a lot of resistance to doing it, I re-evaluate it and decide whether the world would go to hell in a handbasket if I didn't do it. If not, I cross it off my list.

    Stopping by from A to Z.

    John Holton
    http://thesoundofonehandtyping.wordpress.com

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