I was asked for some advice on time management so I’m sharing it here as well because managing our time is also an important part of wellness. We need to have the time to take care of ourselves as well as those who are in our lives.
One of the best things you can do is get a good date book or online calender. I like Google Calender because it gives you reminders and you can share it with others. Rob and I can see when each other has something booked so we can plan around that. and keep all your appointments handy. That included scheduling time for family, friends and yourself. And allocate yourself a certain amount of time to do things, like check email, surf the web etc and when time is up move on to the next task. if you add a bit of free time you can go back to any unfinished tasks at that time.
Another thing I did is bought a cheap digital timer at the dollar store (actually I bought several) 1 in the kitchen for cooking. 1 in the bathroom so the kids brush their teeth for a full 2 minutes. And we use the other for random tasks. and time them. It really keeps you focused on that one task if you have a time limit.
And for the things you don’t want to do it helps to know you only have to do them for X amount of minutes.
Here is a website with some great ideas:
Time Management Guide
To Your Success