Day 4 of 7 - Time Managment
Since I have started Wealthy Affiliate, I have been unemployed and looking for work. I must admit that I probably spent more time on here and developing my site then I did on my job hunt.
However, the clock has been ticking and I needed to find work quick. I stuck to my guns not wanting to have a retail job again, and just yesterday accepted an accounting internship that I start on Monday. Very excited about that, and while some may disagree, I have been looking forward to having a 9-5 job with weekends off. I was just done with having the unpredictable schedule of a retail manager.
Balancing my time when I was unemployed was pretty easy for me. I would wake up and inject myself with copious amounts of coffee and then watch some clips of Late Night with Stephen Colbert to have a morning laugh. Then I would spend and hour or two weeding through the job pool trying to find jobs I haven't already applied to.
Then off to Wealthy Affiliate! I would go through any messages and respond to any questions. Then go off to Jaaxy or (the former) Keyword Tool to get some writing ideas. Then I would plan my writing day, while taking some breaks to eat. I had all the time in the world!
Now with my job starting Monday, I need to develop a plan so I can split time for my job and time spent here at WA and on my website. Worked too hard to let that slip by. And ultimately, I want my website(s) to grow into my full time career.
What's The Plan Captain
So what is my plan for time management? I actually don't know. Just shooting from the hip here as I try to refine it. So I ultimately want to come up with some writing goals, which are as follows:
- 3 articles a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday
- 1 product review on Saturday (Since I am off and this requires more research)
- Tuesday and Thursday will write if there are breaking news stories
- Each evening do a 15-20 social media engagement across my platforms
I am curious to hear how everyone spends their time between work and their dedication to their online success. Just want to see what works well for others and maybe something that I can do to help me stay focused. Like anything, I need to have a plan in place and want to get an idea before I start on the 18th. Better to be prepared! Let me know your time management plans!
All the best!