Time seems to be slipping through my fingers lately and I am wondering if this is a result of my “hypothetical allergies” to adulthood (and the responsibilities that come with it) or plain and simple poor time management.
During the week, I postpone a lot of stuff until the weekend, what with my long workdays and short evenings. You’d think as a married woman without a big house or any children, not to mention the fact that we don’t really have a big circle of friends here that keeps us busy, I really don’t have that many responsibilities. Still, it always feels like my weekends just simply disappear.
I always have high hopes for all the things I want to do and accomplish over the weekend and then, all of a sudden, it’s Sunday evening again and I haven’t even done half of what I wanted to do.
I don’t know about you, but I am person that needs a lot of time to really wind down. And by “a lot of time”, I mean at least a whole evening or afternoon; preferably a whole day without any obligations. That rarely ever happens. If I want to sit down and really enjoy a movie or work on my crafts or relax and read my book, I always feel like I have to have at least a few hours to spare for that or I won’t even start. It bothers me, because I feel like I am wasting a lot of “precious” time, just because it doesn’t present itself to me in a continuous block.
The same happens with blogging. As much as I would really like to make it part of my daily routine, I just can’t seem to find the time in the day. I know that some of you schedule their (almost) daily blog posts. My question is, when do you find time to do that? I can barely squeeze out a blog post as it is (and believe me, it’s not that I feel obligated, I genuinely want to write). I do a lot of drafting/brain-storming on my lunch breaks, but usually can’t finish one, let alone multiple posts, in order to schedule them for the rest of the week. Tell me the secret, how do you do this?
What are your tricks and tips? How do you effectively manage your time?