Are you one of those women who cannot find enough time in the day? You get up in the mornings with so much on your agenda and by noon, you don’t know where the time went. You are not the only one, especially if you are still raising children or you have retired and become involved in a lot of community work. ‘Time waits for no man.’ Before you know, it is gone and you haven’t gotten much done. The key is to get a handle on your time. Become organized and operate with a ‘can do’ attitude. Another thing to realize is that you cannot do everything on your own. You must delegate chores to someone or some people. If you don’t, you will become tired and sapped of your energy. Ask the working woman with children and she will tell you. Her job never ends unless she hires a full time nanny or leaves her children in day care so he can concentrate on her paid employment.
When you are feeling overwhelmed
Are you feeling overwhelmed with all the things that you need to accomplish? Are there one or two items on your list that you could ask someone else to do for you? Is everything on your list that important? It is possible that you could scratch some of those things off the list or come back to them at another time.
Biding your time
If you are passionate about what you do, you could be so engrossed in a task that you don’t notice that time is passing. It could feel as if the time was standing still when it is not. So you probably need to have a timer to warn you when there are only a few minutes left or set the timer for when the project needs to be fully completed. This way, you could move on to something else that is similarly important, even if that project is half-finished.
If you have a lot to do in one day, begin early so that you can have a head start. Don’t spend too much time on emails at the start of the day. One glance at your email messages and you can tell which ones are worth opening. You could be responding to emails all day if you had my email account. The same goes for voice messages. You probably have to go through all your voice messages, but once you begin listening to each message, you can tell which is important and move on to the next.
This is also another time waster, if you don’t plan where you are going and how long you will be spending there. The grocery store and malls can eat up a lot of your time. If you have to go to the grocery store, write a list. If you have to go to the mall, park where you can enter the store quickly and get out quickly. Shop only for what you want and don’t go walking up and down every aisle.
In summarizing, you are the one in control of your time. You can choose to organize your schedule or leave it to chance. Tell us how you organize your day. Our audience would love to hear. Leave comments below.