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Happy Fall!

Happy Fall!

Happy Fall!  Can you believe it’s already November?  Hopefully everyone is adjusting to school and their new routines.  My September was a whirlwind, and without time management I would have been a stressed out mess!  

I found out that I was teaching a class at the local community college two weeks before the class was scheduled to start!  The school also changed the clearance processes, so in the midst of busy days  working full time with clients, helping my children get adjusted to their new school routines, I had to fill out and submit my new clearances and run to the college so my fingerprints could be taken. ​


Luckily I already had my presentation for the class completed and just needed to make some minor changes to certain slides.  While all this was going on, I was planning and learning how to be a Daisy Girl Scout leader. During these crazy two weeks, it was really important for me to focus on time management. 
Time management helped me in preparing for all these different events/and activities.  All this was happening in the midst of me preparing to leave for four days to Newport Rhode Island to attend my brother’s wedding. Staying focused and organized and using proper time management was definitely the key to managing this crazy month!


                              Here are my top Time Management Tips:

  1. Complete the most important tasks first.
  2. Set a plan for the day and set time limits for each activity, such as 10 minutes to check emails.
  3. Learn to say No to extras and things that are a distraction.
  4. Devote your time to the task at hand!  Put your phone away, out of sight and on silent. Find a quiet place to work, or listen to some music if that helps you. Concentrate on this one task. Nothing else should exist.
  5. Don’t allow unimportant details to drag you down - don’t focus on the small details.
  6. Get a good night sleep.
  7. Get an early start on a task - Don’t procrastinate.
  8. Exercise and eat healthy (I find that yoga is a great stress reliever.)
  9. Do not focus on your whole ‘To Do List’ - focus only on the task at hand.
  10. Do Less - Slow down, notice what needs to be done, and concentrate on those things. Do less things that create more value, rather than more things that are mostly empty.
  11.  Create Organizing Systems, Being organized saves times. Create a filing system for documents. Make sure all items have a place to be stored. Unsubscribe from email lists if you don’t want to receive their content. Streamline, streamline, streamline.
  12.  Enjoyment should always be the goal. Work can be play.

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