Thursday, August 5, 2010

Where did the time go????

This week it’s been back to the “day” job after a three week hiatus. Did I accomplish everything I’d planned? Nooo, I did not! I tried, I really did. I’ve stayed offline as much as possible—as a result, I now have over 2000 unread emails located in my inbox that I need to get cleaned out. I did browse Facebook occasionally—it’s a great way to find out what’s happening in my youngest daughter’s life as she posts everything! And I tried staying away from the library—okay, so maybe I didn’t do too well at that, but if I don’t have a couple of books on my nightstand, I go through withdrawal.

As I’ve said before, my main problem is time management—I don’t know if set my goals too high, or if I’m too much a procrastinator. Either way, there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day for me. Which is a fallacy—I read once that everyone has the same amount of time (which is true) and it’s how we use that time that makes a difference. And I’ve truly tried different approaches to improve my skill. I’ve used lists—not too effective as I either misplace it, or forget to look at it. I’ve tried the “carrot trick”—if I finish this project, I get a reward. And I’ve tried making a schedule for myself, but some distraction always seems to interrupt me—“no, Mom, I need to talk to you right now!” None of the above seems to work.

I guess at this point my only choice is to embrace it. As Popeye the Saliorman was fond of saying “I am what I am and that’s all that I am!” Maybe if I cut myself some slack and simply accept the way I approach things and plan accordingly, I’ll be more effective. Maybe if I concentrate on what I do accomplish, instead of what I don’t, my life will be easier. I do eventually get everything done, just not when I’d planned.

I’ll let you know how it works out!! *g*

Gee, I’m out of time—got to move on to the next thing!! That’s it for this week—have a good one!

Best,
Shirley

5 comments:

Sharon S. said...

I am a cleaning freak, but with two kids and at one time 2 dogs, I couldn't keep up and I was beating myself up over it. So I learned to let it go. One day I will have a clutter free house, just not yet . It took a long time to do it, and now I over do it sometimes (as in do we still have a vacuum cleaner?) but one day.....

Casey said...

When you learn the secret, Shirley, please share! I think we all feel the way you do. Not enough hours in the day. Not enough accomplished. Not enough, not enough, not enough. I just this minute finished a chapter, printed it out. It's over and done and I should feel . . . something. And yet, all I feel is, why didn't I finish two chapters instead of one? Our world is too busy, too hurried, too rushed. And I'm off now, and on to the next thing!

凱v胡倫 said...

堅持是為著某種目的或目標,而持續不斷朝向既定方向努力的一種意念。..................................................

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin said...

I'm struggling with this, too. That might explain why I'm behind in reading and responding to blogs this week. {rueful smile}

Anyway, the apprach I'm currently trying is to get the important things done first. Then the other interesting things that seem to take up a lot of time can just tqake up the time left over. {smile} I'm just having trouble making this work right. I'll get it... eventually. {Smile}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

承王蓁 said...

Quality is better than quantity...................................................................