My time management skills are somewhat lacking. Okay, nearly nonexistent.
There. I admitted it.
Now I just need to figure out what to do about it.
(And by the way, sorry about the title. I couldn't help myself.)
It seems like my life is busier than usual lately. I'm helping out with DangerBear's business three days a week, homeschooling part-time, trying to earn some money from home, and a bunch of smaller stuff I can't remember right now. That last part of the sentence is what's causing most of the trouble.
At any given time, I know I have a lot to do, but I'm not quite sure what. There's just a bunch of stuff all swirling around in my head, and it only becomes clear right before I fall asleep at night. =)
So I'm making myself a time map. If you've never heard of time maps, they're a lot of fun, especially if you like coloring. Which I do. I have my own set of colored pencils that Chickpea's not allowed to touch.
I've made a simple grid, with the days of the week across the top and blocks going down. Each block is half an hour. A couple years ago, I tried doing a time map in fifteen minute increments, and my head popped.
Anyway, I then made a list of all the things I want to get done each day. Now I'm working on the tricky part: Cramming all that stuff onto the map. Kinda like fitting everything in my purse. Once I do that, I get to do the really fun part: Coloring everything in so it looks pretty.
Maybe when I'm done I'll scan it in and post it. Or maybe not; maybe looking at someone else's time map is like watching someone else's home videos.
Labels: Organization and Time Management