Friday, March 13, 2009

Daylight Savings

How is everyone adjusting to the time change?  Today was a topsy turvy day for us, and I cannot officially blame the time change.  (Although… I would LOVE to blame the clocks.)  Speaking of '”Topsy Turvy”… Livewriter let me down with auto posting this week AND it took me all week to realize it.  Just think of this as bonus weekend, I suppose.  You will get TWO TWO TWO posts in ONE weekend.  Woo hoo!

Because of some feedback I have gotten recently from the ladies of Women Enlightened… and because I really love talking about it… I thought it was an appropriate TIME to talk about time management

If you want to know the truth, I do not do so well with keeping track of time.  It is true!  For this reason, I set timers/alarms for myself through out the day.  I do not miss appointments or deadlines.  I am not late for meetings.  I am on time or early to pick my child up from school.  My tasks for the day are all accomplished without stressing at the last moment.  If time seems to escape you, this is a trick you too might try.  My cell phone alarm is a daily godsend.

What is your time management weakness?  How do you overcome it?  If you haven’t found a way to work through your dilemma, let me know and we can work to find a solution together.

Many of you just do not do well with schedules and planners.  I must now confess that I am a typical Type A person when it comes to planning.  This is my administrative gift, I suppose.  I have always been a list maker - and thus a planner for when those tasks should get accomplished.  You see,  it isn’t enough to make the list and jot the “to-do” items down.  We must also decide WHEN to do these things.  That, dear friends, is planning.  Planning will lead to goal setting and all sorts of other wonderfully time management oriented things… alas, that is a post for another day.

Spring is just around the corner.  And with Spring comes a very special announcement from Organize With Julie.  I know the suspense will have you coming back for more!  Stay tuned this month as we launch a new twist on a product to help you conquer your clutter.


snaphappee said...

Awesome! I, too, use timers a lot. I also have a great friend who sometimes kicks me out of my chair to get things done. :-) I am a list-maker too, and I love the satisfaction of ticking something off a list. Can't wait for the surprise!

Marilyn Bohn said...

A timer is an absolute must when organizing. It can help us prevent burn out as we give ourselves permission to only work a certain length of time. If we are in a good rhythm, we can reset the timer for more time and it helps keep us focused also.