I’ve been thinking a lot this week about time management. It’s no secret that I tend to be an overachiever and over-committed as a result. I just enjoy too many things, I like helping people out, I like working hard. But there are times, like this week, that I feel overwhelmed by all the things I want to get done. Things for my job always get completed, but the activities I’d love to devote more time to but never seem to be able to really frustrate me. I have all these great ideas for the blog and things I’d like to make happen, but since this site is a hobby and not something I need to do, it often gets put on the back burner. In keeping with those feelings, which have subsided after a quiet and productive weekend at home, this week’s highlights are all about time management.
From The Simple Dollar, a motivational post about priorities and passions. Also, a review of the book 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam, which I’ve been meaning to read for a while now, but I haven’t had time :)
Time Management tips from The Everyday Minimalist. #1: Learn to Say No. I’ll be working on that, sometime…
I met Sarah at the Healthy Living Summit and she’s crazy about organization and lists. She’s even going to start showcasing reader submitted lists. Despite perceiving my time management as poor, I do love making lists, which is one of the many reasons I love Sarah’s blog. She even has a whole organizing section of her site!
Speaking of Sarah, she turned me onto the Life Your Way blogs. Recent posts there have included Simplify Meal Preparation with a Menu Plan (one thing I’m very good at!), Simplify Your Schedule and Find More Down Time, and 8 Reasons You May Not Have Enough Time (note to self: see #4 and #7)
Chic Life blogger Diana is currently working on a time management challenge. One lesson: planning ahead today makes tomorrow less stressful.
Real Simple has a whole collection of time management ideas.
How to Run Two Blogs in the Midst of a Busy Life, from ProBlogger. I struggle with running one blog so I’m excited about all the tips in here. Also, related post from Daily Blog Tips on how planning helps your blogging.
What’s your best time management tip?