For the last year I’ve just been existing. I went from the networking queen who was always at an event to the girl locked up in the house. When I finally decided to show my face to the outside world, I got a job that took up 90 percent of my time. Honestly I was working 12 to 14 hour days. I was just existing and didn’t pay too much attention to anything else.
I’m easing my way back into this thing called life, one step at a time — my life. Hint. Hint. I’m blogging again. LOL! However, my biggest thing that I lost during this time was my sense of time. My time management is totally off.
I used to live by my to-do list and get most of the things done (a previous article I wrote). Now I hate looking at a to-do list. I just want it away from me… It’s grosses me out. *I’m literally LOL right here*
I recently asked the ladies in my accountability tribe how they manage their time and they suggested I do blocks. I am to block off my time by projects. So yesterday I did just that…sort of… I am behind on my homework so I blocked the entire day off for homework with the exception of a phone meeting and a two hour television and snack break.
As of now I’m liking this blocking.
Tomorrow Today I’m back to homework but I should be caught up by the end of the day.
Here is the system I created. I used the online application TeaxDeaux to list my projects ( I wish they had sub-lists like Google Tasks where you can list a task under a task). Then I recorded all the tasks for the project(s) in my Google tasks. Afterwards, I blocked times on my calendar (daily planner) for each project. So far I am on track since I only have homework listed for Monday and Tuesday. I guess my real test will come Wednesday to Saturday. Wish me luck!
How do you management your time? Do you have a system or do you just wing it?