Life tip #6: Manage time

Good morning, afternoon, evening… whatever it is wherever you are right now! Thank you so much to everyone who responded on my How it’s going… post; you’ve helped me so much! You’re actually a good part of the reason behind today’s life tip. I realize that the only reason I’m stressed out and don’t have enough time in my day is because I don’t manage my time and prioritize very well. I already started using this life tip last night and I’m feeling good! We’ll see how things go, but I’ve made somewhat of a schedule for myself to keep track of time. How do you manage your time? Is it something you just do or do you have to attempt to manage it well?

  • Brandi {not your average ordinary}

    You should try Rescue Time. It’ll help you see where you online time is going. And do you use Google Calendar? That helps me a TON. Believe me, I know lots about managing time — I always wish I had more of it though.

  • viv @ the eclectic life

    Eva! Ah! Time management is definitely a weakness of mine. I prefer to do things when I have the energy and enthusiasm to do them well (like clean the house, laundry, cooking, blogging, etc) but that often results in not doing it very often because I don’t feel like it. It’s not something I’d recommend!

    As far as realistically time managing my life I divide things up in my head: family/friends, blogging, design work, home responsibilities (chores, grocery shopping etc) and church. I have finally given into my husband’s pleading and set up a google calendar because I had too many conflicting events and was not making people feel as high of a priority as I believe they deserve! Thanks for writing this post, we all need a good reminder to manage our time well.

  • Gabriella

    I am a big fan of writing things out. If I didn’t consciously plan, to some degree, what would get accomplished in a day, I would just read all the time! I use the iCal on my laptop to bullet things that need to get done. If something doesn’t get done when it should, I move it over to the next day so I actually see what’s been accomplished and what I’m lagging on. I find that it helps. Also, regardless of how busy I am, I make sure I have a chunk of time just for fun so I don’t burn out.
    Good luck with the time management!

  • Ashley

    To tell you the truth I don’t always manage my time efficiently. However, when I’m on point I use lots of to-do lists.

  • Eva

    Looks as though a few of you use a type of calendar to keep track of time. I use electronic stickies to write to-do lists and I used to use iCal, but haven’t in a while. For the moment, I seem to be managing my time quite well. I’ve never heard of Rescue Time… I’ll have to give that a look! Thank you, everyone! : ) It’s nice to see I’m not the only one that needs to get their use of time in check every once in a while!

  • Misty :)

    Managing time is very important for me since I am in school and work so much. Trying to balance homework, classes, work, and being able to just relax is not very easy. I try to manage my time so I don’t have to rush at the last minute to get my homework done, but there are days that I plan on doing homework that I just don’t feel motivated to do it. So I usually don’t. I have been getting better at this though! Less time on fb and more time doing homework is a good way to get things accomplished. So for me, I try to set goals for when I do my work. I have a list of what I need done and then when I have the list done, I can get on the internet and do the other things that I want to do (like fb and whatnot). Thats the easiest way for me to manage my time now. Make a list of what needs done and stick to it til it gets done :)

  • Misty :)

    Oh! And I forgot to mention that I LOVE the clock and “manage time” picture! It is just too cute!!

  • Eva

    Thank you, Misty, for letting me know how you manage time, deal with not having enough, and for saying you like my clock! I was quite pleased with the way it turned out. : )