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Having A Hard Time With Time Management


Thursday, April 19, 2012

I am such a busy person and I am having such a hard time with my time management.

Promoting my business, homeschooling my oldest son, starting school myself and trying to work in more exercise is driving me crazy!

I am trying to become a more positive person and not dwell on all the negative stuff that comes my way.

I know my business is going to take me far! I am enjoying what I do and I think I have found my calling.

My son is doing spectacular in school. We do a homeschool program online and I incorporate anything else that I can to get him ahead.

I started school about two weeks ago for accounting and I thought it was going to be easier because I did great when I was in highschool. I even worked most of my highschool years and I did other activities. So I don't understand how I am having so much trouble managing my time now.

I guess it's hard for me to take time out for myself and concentrate on me. Plus I know that sometimes when I am doing school work or promoting my business while my hubby is off, he gets a little annoyed.

But things have to get done somehow. Everything will pay in the end! I know that! It's just getting there is going to be a challenge.
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H9LIPPY 4/24/2012 9:50AM

    When my ex and I had our business and we were running it out of the house I had issues with time management. It didn't help when he thought I could be "on" call to run and get him this and that and then bring it out to him on the job. What I found help me was I place a time schedule up all over the house. I made working out my first thing in the morning to do and work it from there. For me I have found that working out before doing anything else helps my day, I seem to have more energy then if I try to do it last or one of the last items. It becomes one more thing on the to do list that may or may not get done.

I'd sit down and look at your weekdays and figure out what the normal is and start writing down what times that usually takes place and start filling in the rest from there. Then place the time schedule all over the house so you see it always and anyone else that may relay on you to do stuff for them. This may or may not work for you but it won't hurt to give it a try emoticon

As in my comment above I am no longer with my son's father, but the person I am with (and I don't live with him) I write on his calendars what my schedule is so he knows what days I go to bed early so I get up early the next morning to run. Now I do it more for him then me just because my son is old enough to take care of himself if need be. It's just the boyfriend that seems to think that it's ok to get to my house at 10 at night and keep me up till Midnight when I have plans of getting up at 5 to run. I've placed the foot down and have been on track for the last two weeks and I don't plan on giving up my 5 in the morning runs. I have way too much energy now during my day to turn back. emoticon

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SPARKENISTA 4/19/2012 9:20PM

    HI! You do have a full plate. However, just remember that you are the hub of the family wheel. If you do not run on all cylinders, no one else does. You also make the great point that you are a role model.

You must put yourself first. Your marriage is the next spoke of the wheel. Believe me, I know the temptation of working 24/7--I have done it. However, if you don't set boundaries around your work time and husband/family time now, you will establish a precedent and won't change it later. And family time is "you" time, too.

The kids come next and then the business--what business is it, anyway?

You are right. Time management is one of the biggest challenges. This is especially true of a home-based business b/c the usual boundaries are absent. You don't travel to an office and leave to come home.

At any rate, good luck!

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ALANDIS84 4/19/2012 7:46PM

    Thank you for the support ladies.

You are right Jolette! I do put my exercise on the list last which is horrible because I want to be a great role model for my kids. Plus exercising is part of my business. That is one reason why I joined the business that I did, so I could become healthier and help other people become healthier too.

I am going to plan out my day better and make sure I put exercise on my schedule. It makes me feel better and helps clear my head. So I definitely need that time to myself.

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BIGPAWSUP 4/19/2012 7:25PM

    I'm glad you know what you want. Don't give up and just try to plan things the best you can.

You can do it.

Kitty

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J0ETTE 4/19/2012 7:05PM

    It sounds like you have taken on quite a bit. Have you noticed anything in particular that always seems to get the last crumb of the time pie? If I had to guess.. I would say time for you to do what you need for you. Meaning your exercise and other things that go with the healthier living you are seeking.

I don't know how you divide your day, but as an example lets take exercise. If you are struggling to exercise an hour everyday...maybe reevaluate the goal and take it down a step. Maybe change it to 30 minutes a day. You may find that is easier to achieve, and you will have success instead of finding one more thing to get frustrated with yourself for not having time.

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