Have you ever wished that you could be more organized? Do you believe that you might never get there? These questions are always in the back of my mind. I consider that I don’t put enough into my everyday life and if only I was more organized things would run better, but organizing doesn’t mean perfection.
The strange thing here is I exist to be organized; I am never late for an appointment, if I have work to do and to meet a deadline, that deadline is always met. So how could I become more organized?
This is the area that I find the most difficult, time can slip away without me noticing that it has gone. One minute I am just sitting down to work and before I feel that I have achieved anything the time has vanished.
That was the old me, now I know that it takes time for me to warm up to the day. I know that I have certain things I need to do and before I start the day I go through my emails and work files to check if there are any new tasks and what the day has planned. Then, when this is out of the way, I can get to do what I love the best, writing. The distractions have all been taken care of and there is nothing that is going to stop the next few articles just pouring out of my brain.
But then I stop, I need to give my brain the time to rest before embarking on the next article that I need to write. I, after all, want to make sure my writing is fresh. So, I take my dog out; we walk together, this gives him the time he needs and it gives my brain the time that it needs to recuperate. Since I have made changes in my time management I am finishing work earlier and I am getting even more achieved.
Your time management
How are you managing your time? Do you sort your day so that it works best for you? It isn’t always possible to change your day around, but a little tweak here and there could save you more time in the long run.
It is a proven fact that, if you go out in your lunch break for a walk instead of catching up on emails and eating your lunch at your desk, you can get even more work completed. Your mind and body needs to have a break, you need to work out how to fit your life into the allotted time.
For me it is lists. I need them to function, but I have reduced the amount that I expect to get done each day. If I start the day and work out the bare minimum that needs doing, I feel great with myself when this is completed. When I am honest with myself I know what needs doing and I plan my time effectively. It makes me feel better too.
Long days and nights
There have been many days where my working day has gone long into the night and that is through not planning my time effectively. Not only does it make one day extremely long, it then makes the next day just as tiring.
How do you manage your time? Do you need to tweak your day and make it more productive?