How do you find the time?

Last Update: Oct 1, 2013


Hi everyone, I was looking through posts earlier and I realized how long it had been since I wrote anything here. In fact, it's been a while since I've even logged in. I can remember a time when I was logged into WA 24/7. But now, I'm so busy that I barely have time to sleep.

I've learned a whole lot from everyone here, but the one thing I still struggle with more than anything is time management. I did an interview not to long ago and one of the questions was, "what would you like to know, if you could learn anything?"

I remember not even being the slightest bit confused about this.

I want to really know how to mange my time better. I'm starting to see that, you can have all the skills and all the clients in the world and it won't help you if you can't learn to manage your time wisely. This is a skill that becomes more valuable everyday.

There is something new everyday that's competing for our attention. New devices, new sites, new content, new shows, I could go on and on, but you get the point. So want to ask all of you, what is your trick to managing your time?

I know we can use mindmaps, calendars and things like that, but if you're like me those are just the beginning. Do you have something crazy, or unique that helps you?

I look forward to seeing what everyone has to say.

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Time Quadrants. See my blog. Works, have used it all my life. Catching up is virtual, so just go with the flow. ^_~

I'll check it out. thanks for the tip

Hi there. I spend a few minutes at the start of each day where I look at what I want to do from a WA perspective, what has to be done in the house, and work through in my mind what the real priorities are. I then basically set a timetable for the day in my mind and go with that. The key for me is flexibility because working at home means lots of interruptions, mostly unplanned. I have learned to achieve my "must do" daily tasks working round these and usually this means that I finish off in early evening. The other "rule" for me is to get the most important tasks done first, always. This gives you a great sense of satisfaction and you then go on with less pressure for the rest of the day. I know from my corporate experience that time management can be the most difficult task for work at home folks, and I also found that lots of the aids which we are told will help, often don't because in the end it's a case of getting the work done not planning to get it done.

Very insightful. I guess one of my problems is I always put off the important stuff until late. i do it that way because I can do it with little to no interruptions, unfortunately this method hasn't worked well for me. I either get too tired or still end up sidetracked.

I think I will take your advice and do important stuff first, even if I have to push through the interruptions. I can't agree with you more about the things that are supposed to help. I have yet to find a tool other than pen and paper that actually help me get stuff done. Thanks for the insights, they will be useful for sure.

Do it when ever I have the time

You sound like me Tommy. Unfortunately, more things pile up on us and before ya know it theres more to be done than you can get to. Thanks for reading


I don't he he. This is one part of my life that I would love to have down to a fine art. But, in saying that. Would it make things boring?

I sometimes think that's why I'm not very good at it too. I really don't like when things get boring. As soon as they do, I tend to lose interest and when I lose interest it's all over. thanks for reading.

I just wait until everything piles up on me and Im so snowed under I cant even breathe - then that makes me do something !

Thats sounds about like my approach lol.

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