Time Management Works For Me

Last Update: February 11, 2016

1st of all I want to say thank you so much for those of you who responded to my last blog entitled " It's OK To Take A Break" I honestly didn't think it was all that & a bag of chips, but apparently i struck a nerve with some of you. One response equated me to being some kind of SUPERMAN. I wish I was, but what I can say is that I'm very driven & I have a lot on my plate. in order to accomplish all my goals I have to do 2 things.

  1. Work smart. Not hard
  2. Spend my time wisely

The way I see it is time is the most valuable commodity I have. The thing is nobody but our creator knows how much time we have. Hence the saying "Don't Waste My Time". If someone else wastes your time that's unfortunate. If you waste your own time, well shame on you!!!!!!!! I break down how I use my time into 3 catagories What I must do, what I'm obligated to do & what I'm free to do. Things I must do are things necessary to live like sleeping, eating & heigene stuff. Things I'm obligated to do are things like your job, making the meals, mow the yard, do laundry, church, children sports & programs etc..... The things I'm free to do is just what the name emplies. Free or ME time. Free Time has 2 components to it as well. Pleasure = Leisure time & Profit= dedicated to my business.

So Here Is The Break Down

Some would call it structured I call it compartmentalization. Here is how it works. I break a 24 hour day into 1 hour increments or compartments. Then I prioritze what I'm going to do for that 24 hour period starting with Must dos get scheduled 1st, then obligations, then whatever is left is Free time. I'll give you a breakdown of today & you will see what I mean. since I cannot assign colors to differentiate between the must do, obligated to do, or free to due. I will give each a symbol, so you can see how the time breaks down.


!!! - Must do &&&- Obligated $$$ - Free

2/11/16

!!! - 12:00am - 5:30am- Sleep

&&&- 5:30am - 6:00am - Wake up Sophia & get her to the Bus Stop for school.

$$$- 6:30am - 7:30am- WA- welcome new premium members & reply to blog comments

&&&- 7:30am - 8:00am- Wake up Kinsey & Masen

!!!- 8:00am - 8:15 - Make & Eat Breakfast

$$$- 8:30am - 9:00 - WA Certification courses (Level 2 Lessons 7 & 8)

&&&- 9:00am - 10:00am Take Kinsey to the Doctor

&&&- 10:00am -11:00am Fill perscription take Kinsey to school

$$$- 11:00am -1:00pm Answer WA messages, Research content & build out website.

!!! - 1:00pm - 2:00pm Take shower & Eat Lunch

&&&- 2:00pm - 3:00pm Drive to work (Regular Job)

&&& - 3:00pm - 8:00pm (work)

!!! - 8:00pm - 8:30pm (Dinner)

&&& - 8:30pm - 11:00pm (Work)

&&& - 11:00pm - 12:00am

As you can see I got a lot going on. If I had access to colors or a spread sheet here, I could make it more visual, but this is how I do it. Tomorrow I'm off from work so my Free hours will be a lot more & will be dedicated to my business. I'm currious to see who will do the math. I'm too tired for that. lol


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albinchero Premium
I like how you have scheduled your time, making it in life does begin from time management and every thing in your life follows suit!
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Franco52 Premium
So true. It's the only way I can get things accomplished.
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Nettyp Premium
Time management is important but so is down time as well. Take it from someone who did burn out
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Franco52 Premium
Yep. thats why I wrote the Blog. "It's OK To Take A Break"
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Nettyp Premium
Apologies I didn't see your previous blog.
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Franco52 Premium
No apologies needed. lol Have a great weekend
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Nettyp Premium
Thanks I would hate to have upset you
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Franco52 Premium
No worries. Nothing upsets me. Life is too short to waste time getting upset over things I cant change or things people say or do. I move on & move up. lol
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Maryc1 Premium
More people could benefit from time management. It's a great way to account for your time.
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Franco52 Premium
Yes. Time is valuable!!!!
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sandrapham Premium
Do you make your plan ahead or you create it as you go?
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Franco52 Premium
The way I do it is I prioritize my day by putting my must dos & obligations in the day calendar 1st. Then the only thing left is the Free time. So from there I delegate how much free time I'm gonna dedicate to the business & how much free time is for my leisure.
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Funkydunc208 Premium
That is a busy schedule. How are you going surviving on less than 6 hours sleep a night? But we do what we have to do to care for our family needs. Organization is key.
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Franco52 Premium
Absolutely. I do what i have to do.
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