Does your day happen to you or do you happen to your day? My husband asks me that all the time. My day always happens to me. I wake up and the next thing I know it’s time for bed and I wondered what I did that day. I am guilty of buying planners and not using them. I also do not know how to properly use my cell phone’s calendar and reminders. I am tired of my time “happening” to me instead of me taking a hold of it. I just happened to come across an ebook, while doing research for my blog, called “Tell Your Time” by Amy Lynn Andrews. You can find more info about this ebook at the right hand side of this page in the little square box that says “Tell Your Time”. She puts time management into perspective. I am currently starting her suggestions on how to manage my time. I will update you on how it is going.
Remember you are not striving to be perfect. You are striving to take steps of progress. Start learning how to manage your time better so your life starts to feel more balanced. When you put your day into a routine and schedule the important things that you need and want to do you will accomplish a lot. I am notorious for making lists and schedules then getting overwhelmed by them. I end up not following any of them and feel like more of a mess than before I started. Amy Lynn Andrews discusses this in her ebook, here is an excerpt…
“I can’t tell you how many calendars, planners and online apps I’ve bought or signed up for over the years. My self-talk is the same every single time: “This is the perfect solution! If I have this planner, I know it’ll keep me organized and on track.” The problem is, it’s only external. Even the most perfect planner doesn’t address my need for internal change (i.e. discipline).” ~Tell Your Time by Amy Lynn Andrews
Oh! She said it didn’t she?! Discipline! That must be the number one reason we don’t accomplish something. We lack the discipline to get it done. We make excuses for not doing things and then we watch our time slip by one grain of sand at a time. It seems as though we get overwhelmed and easily distracted. Technology is supposed to help us move faster and yet it must be one of the biggest sources of distractions; Facebook, apps, internet. Technology is always with us now; our laptops, phones, iPods. We allow these distractions to take over our time and we are left feeling overwhelmed and helpless. I love these sweet temptations of technology; I use them everyday! Now I need to know how to take charge of them. I am very excited about “Tell Your Time” I suggest you go check it out. Learn how to put your important things first (including yourself) and manage your days so you feel balanced. How are you at time management? What do you do to keep yourself on track? What is your favorite way of keeping track of time?
Have a great day!!!