May 3, 2013

Time Management??

What time is it???

 

Yikes!!! It’s happening again. I’m not sure where this day
is going. I’ve been up since 5:45am, but by the time I hit my actual work there
is never enough time to actually finish. I should know better – people pay me
to help them with their time management.

So maybe I should talk about what I do know. I have a tough
time starting a big, complex or creative project. Looking at it from the
outside is intimidating. But instead of beating myself up about procrastinating,
I’ve learned to allow myself some time to meditate and just do mundane tasks.
Yes, cleaning, cooking or walking my dogs actually helps me formulate my plan
of attack for the big project. Accomplishing something small but concrete helps
my mental process. I’ve also learned that much better at doing the most
difficult tasks in the morning, so getting up early helps. (I only wish the
mornings were longer and I actually liked sitting in front of a computer for
long stretches!)

We each have our own barriers to managing our time. First,
discover what’s blocking you, and then come up with a technique to break it
down. And it takes time to understand your own best most productive times. The
key then is to just go with it. Sometimes it might be good to just not do it
today.

The Universe might have a better idea in store for you.

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