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}
28 February 2011 - 3:42 pm

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
28 February 2011 - 5:03 pm

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.

28 February 2011 - 5:06 pm

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!

1 March 2011 - 5:31 am

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.

1 March 2011 - 8:49 pm

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 :)
11 March 2011 - 7:15 pm

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 :)
11 March 2011 - 7:16 pm

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

13 March 2011 - 11:59 pm

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. : )

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