life

Time Management

Oh, the how the mornings are getting brisk here in my part of the country! It was a whopping 48 degrees when I woke up! Brrr, I was not built for the cold or at least I don’t think I was!

So the thought on my mind today is time management. 🕜 I know its way to early to think about but with the holidays coming up it’s gotta be considered.

So next week is Halloween…then only a few weeks later Thanksgiving (If you’re in the US) and then Christmas. Now, unlike most of you I don’t have small children to work around or a job outside the home…but what I do have is two jobs inside the home I do and still have the family to contend with. My two jobs, of course, is writing and crochet – then there are all the kids to plan holidays with, my husband doing an insane amount of traveling between now and Christmas, my youngest coming home for Christmas from Basic and my two dogs battling all that for my attention. OH, I didn’t mention anything about me either! 👱🏽‍♀️👱🏽‍♀️👱🏽‍♀️👨🏽👨🏽👨🏽👱🏿👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽🐶🐶 – my family!

So what do you do to manage your time more wisely?

Me? Well, I utilize calendars like crazy.  I have an electronic calendar that has all my appointments, birthdays, and travel plans on… then I have my written calendar for my two blogs – yes, two.  I plan to converge the two together in the next week – one big merged electronic calendar that I can access on all my devices. Do you ever struggle with letting go of that old fashioned planner? I do, have and am… I have almost always had one and while the electronic one is very nice and easy to work with – I just feel like that handwritten note in my planner is the ultimate!  I always worry that my calendar with Apple will somehow disappear and I will be lost… seriously lost. 📆📝

Another thing I do is make lists! I have to-do lists. 📋They do help a ton. I have them set up on my desktop to alert me of their due dates and times if needed…then, of course, I have the written ones in my notebook.

Do you see my struggle? In my effort to be more organized I have split in two! Electronic and Paper – the never ending battle in my world.

I’d love to hear how you stay organized and manage your time best? Help a girl out!