I was going to write a post about my 2018 goals through the first quarter. But then I looked at my goals and realized two things: 1) I have too many goals, and 2) I haven’t made much progress on accomplishing them — nothing worth reporting here.
And how about all the just taking care of life stuff?—grocery shopping, house cleaning (and don’t think I have an especially clean house, but there is a minimum standard that needs to be maintained), budgeting & bill paying, gardening, meal planning & preparing....
So...where is all this going? Hmmmm, don’t really know. It seems like I need to have my weekly list of stuff to get done and prioritize them — “must get done”, “should get done”, “it would be nice to get done” & “I just want to do them.” Then be ruthless about what gets into the Must Get Done column each day and do those first. Then select 2 from Should Get Done, 1 from It Would Be Nice to Get Done and 1 from I Just Want To Do Them. What’s that about 6 - 8 tasks to do each day? That seems manageable.
Even though I seem to be complaining my ass off right now — I love everything to do with my Etsy shop and this blog. I just need a better system (and maybe some more self discipline)
Time Management by Any Other Name
Well, there’s a starting point. If those are the things that are important to me, maybe, I should focus on the tasks that need to be completed to make my shop and my blog a success. Hmmmm, I might have stumbled onto something here.
I have always maintained I don't need more hours in the day, I need less things to do. But maybe it’s a combination of both. If I stop playing games on my computer (a very guilty pleasure) and take that time to work on my to-do list, that is an hour or so gained every day.
So stay tuned and let’s see if I can wrangle this time-management beast into submission — again!
Thanks for stopping by (and sticking with me through this entire blog)
ps: I just looked back on some previous posts and, damn, I have been struggling with this sh*t for six months and it seems I'm not getting on top of it. Time to get serious.