Do you ever find that you have made too many commitments?Â When you love every one of your commitiments, how do you tell which ones to give up?Â Add to what’s pictured above my day job and some products I’m developing and you can see that my plate is too full.Â Girl2 wants me to teach her to draw and play guitar.Â While that may be the blind leading the blind, I believe that is going to take precedence over some of these other commitments.Â Balance is the goal here, not feeding the OCD monster!
If you have any comments on how you achieve balance between work, art, family, etc.Â I’d love to see ’em.
Time management for the overworked: Make a tentative daily schedule. When it’s time to start something, set a silent timer (not one that ticks/clicks the whole time). Cell phone works best. Set it for the time allotted, minus 5 minutes (or however many minutes the snooze is on the alarm you’re using). Do your thing, and when the timer goes off, set the snooze and you have that much time to finish up. Then move on to the next thing. I know, I know… easier said than done! But it’s worth a try.
At day job, time management is not a problem. I had the infamous To Do List divided into A, B and C items. Worked great until a C project I didn’t like to do had to be moved to A. Unfortunately TO Do List has never worked for me at home, except for errand running. The one thing I have learned is that family should come before dishes, laundry and mowing the yard! We get so busy we forget how important they are. Brings to mind the old song “The Cat’s in the Cradle.”
Laura, It’s ALL easier said than done. The biggest part of my problem is finding ten more things I want or need to do on my way to the “next step.” ;)
Mom, I actually use your method at work and am trying to incorporate it on these blogs. It’s sad when you begin procrastinating your hobbies.