I read a blog post this past week about blogging and time management.
(I’ve included a link below.)
I found it interesting due to the fact that I’ve been studying managing my time for quite a while now.
I have a “Numbers” chart. On it I my blood pressure, blood sugar, number of steps and what I eat. (Well most of it)
I have a “Daily” chart. It is broken up into hour squares so that I can keep track of the things I actually DO every day. Some days are really FULL of progress, and other days, I’m quite humbled by my LACK of doing anything.
I’ve started listing every article or post I’ve read on this page as well. That way, I can reference back to important ideas that I otherwise might have lost. Today’s re-blog is one of those.
Third, there is the regular calendar. You know the one, the one where if it isn’t written down, it’s not going to happen. Yes. That one. It also shows me at a glance which days I have posted a blog post or a YouTube video, complete with titles and tags.
Lastly, I have a chart on my kitchen table, and on my desk, that have time slots allotted for each activity. (You can see it in the photo with yellow high lights) When I feel like I’m putzing a little too much, I can refer to it and get back on track. It has time set up for each activity, kind of like an appointment time. It is not carved in stone, but it can be very helpful on my more ditzy days.
This chart gives me a “way out” when I’m asked to do too much, and it gives me much flexibility because I can shuffle it as needed. I even have time for a daily nap, should I choose to take one.
It may sound like a lot, but once I got into the swing of it, it is very easy to do.
So I want to share with you a post that I found chock full of good ideas and advice, all in one place.
After reading this post, I felt as though I have been doing something right, for quite a little while. I simply need to keep showing up, and doing it.
I know that you will find it useful as well.
Click here to read about Time Management for Bloggers.
Ooo, that looks so organized! There’s something… Exciting about time tracking! Haha!
You are brave to track your time. I’m not sure I’m ready to face that yet in my retirement! I do like the idea of using your time management to have an excuse NOT to do something. That has been one of my fears since retiring – that I’ll over commit to things I don’t really want to do because now I don’t have work as an excuse to say no. So far, I’m doing okay with this.
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Once I learned about how draining always being on is for me, I was happy to have an “appointment ” for the times I need to recharge!
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