Sunday, January 23, 2011

Time Management

How do you manage your time?  Some people are said to have good time management skills, but what does that really mean?  To me it means that I can get everything done that needs to get done whether it is at work, home or with the project I am working on and still have time to spend with family and friends.  To Dick it means a totally different thing!  If he has managed his time well, he will have enough time to get his work done, get home and still have time to make it out fishing for a few hours.

One thing that really strikes me as odd though is that when you have all the time in the world I have a much harder time getting anything accomplished then when I have about 100 things to do in one day.  Yesterday for example I had nothing planned, but I have really been wanting to clean the basement and I had to get in my 4 mile run for training.  I did get the basement cleaned, but it took until 4:30 PM to drag myself out to the gym.  During the week I can work a full 8 hour day, get in a workout, cook dinner, clean, take the dog for a walk and somehow still make it to my volleyball game by 7:30.  Amazing!

In my experience, keeping a schedule, list or calendar is the best way to keep track of everything.  How do you do it?  Time management is very important in gardening as well and will be very important in my upcoming project!  Knowing the seasons, zones and planting vegetables and flowers at the right time is critical to having a successful garden.  In the next few weeks I will be sharing my early spring gardening plan and my indoor plant growing project.  Stay tuned...


PS The time stamp on my blog is 2 hours behind the actual time. 


Kendall Suhr said...

I really think that time management comes down to identifying task priority. This is especially true in the workplace. I think most people waste their time chatting the day away or working on the more fun tasks and when it comes to the stuff that has to be done it gets put off and then is more work in the end.

Gina said...

I agree, but most importantly we have to understand that women are natural multi-taskers and men tend to have a one track focus. It is very apparent in my household, as a certain Mr. has had off since Thursday and his priorities consisted of sleeping, eating nutty butters, and playing Call of Duty until 3 am. Meanwhile, the laundry sat in unfolded in the dryer, no dinner until I got home to help cook it, and a trail of sawdust and God knows what else from when Mr. Sr. stopped over all morning.