Mind Your Time

I got to enjoy more of that amazing Roasted Honey Cinnamon Wink Almond Butter on Tuesday.

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I drizzled it over a simple bowl of oats with chia seeds, bananas, and almond slices.

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Omg…heaven in a bowl! This combo is so fantastic!

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I also got my hair did.

I’ve been visiting Jason at Salon 42 since before he started Salon 42…maybe for 6 or 7 years now? Jason used to work for a local salon, but ventured off a few years ago to start his very own salon. He is a master of not only color, but the cut, too. I think he can pretty much do anything with hair. I’ve even gotten a lot of the local bloggers to see him now.

When I first saw Jason, I was having some serious layer issues. As in the person before him cut all these crazy layers into my hair, and it was looking really weird. My hair is thick and needs layers, but I was afraid of them after having the bizarre hair-do from before. So, he ended up cutting layers under my top layer of hair so my hair was thinned just right, but it all looked like one length. Fantastic! Now, I let him cut layers into my hair anyways, because I know he won’t do weird things with them. lol

I really should have gotten a hair cut a few months ago, but I’ve been procrastinating. Oops. I knew my hair was getting way too long when my pony tail started hitting me in the face at Zumba because it was so darn long! The ponytail-smack hasn’t really happened to me since I was a figure skater in high school doing mad tricks on the ice.

Jason took off a couple inches, but in the photo it probably looks the same. That’s the crazy thing about long hair. No one really notices when you get your hair cut because it’s so long, it’s hard to tell the difference.

Anywho, if YOU live in the Charlotte area and want a cut/style/color/whatever from THE most amazing and best stylist in Charlotte, then go see Jason. If it’s your first visit, you can tell him I sent you for a special first-visit discount. It’s a good one, too! Just tell them Diana from The Chic Life sent you. Kay? ;) You can call Salon 42 at 704-375-6234.

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Time Management Talk

Ok, time for some time management talk. :)

Anti-Snooze Tips

I know you guys are probably over the snooze button, but I did want to add one last set of tips.

Here are some tricks to help get over the snooze button:

  • Move the alarm clock to somewhere you’ll have to get up to turn it off. If you’re standing up, it’s easier to stay out of bed.
  • Get one of those crazy-moving alarm clocks. I like this one because it’s TCL blue. ;)
  • Force yourself, no matter how groggy or sleepy you are, to at least sit up in bed when the alarm goes off. If you’re sitting up, you’re one step closer to getting out of the bed. Once you’re sitting, force yourself to stand and start getting ready.
  • Bribe yourself with fresh, hot coffee. Maybe get a special coffee so it’s like a treat when you finally get out of bed?

Ok, ready for more?

Mind Your Time

If you have Time Management issues, then I suggest working on being aware of time. Do you own a watch? If you don’t get one. If you do, make sure you actually use it. I find my time management goes most off course when I’m not paying attention to what time it is or how long I’m spending doing something. Instead of getting ready in the morning at your leisure, try getting ready in an hour (or however long you need). Try to set a deadline and meet it. Same thing for lunch or any other activity where your time seems to slip away from you.

Things to focus on:

  • Pay attention to what time it is. Is it 3pm? 11:30pm?
  • Try to set time limits on activities. Blog until you’re done? Try blogging for 30 minutes…or an hour. Make up your own time limit based on what you’re doing and how long you want to spend on that activity.

Do you mind your time? How? What parts of watching your time do you struggle with, if any?

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Comments

  1. says

    I am excited for Spring to reallly get here, so I can do my “warm weather” choppy-chop on the hair. ;) Why is it that a good haircut makes me feel like a new person? I don’t know, but I love it! An excellent and timely (*snort* get it?) post. I think the key for me is, like you said, being self-aware, and also setting boundaries/deadlines. It helps me to make the most of each moment! Thanks girl!

  2. says

    Next, I want to see a post on how to encourage your spouse to make time management a priority. ;) I have a consistently late husband. If you could teach me how to get him to be on time, I would be forever grateful.

    Nothing is worse than a ponytail flip in the eye. That smarts.

    Your hair looks great! See you tonight! :)

    • says

      Ooh that’s a tough one! How to make your SO view time management with priority. Could you start telling him to be places 15 minutes earlier than he’s supposed to be? I once did this with a friend who was always late. :)

  3. says

    your hair looks great!
    i also bribe myself with fresh coffee. it’s not the alarm that gets me out of bed, but the quiet beep beep beep sounds i detect from the kitchen when the coffee is ready :) i came across some advice recently to consider time leadership (rather than management) so, fill your time with what you really want to do/need to do, and the rest falls in to place. i’m still experimenting with this!

      • says

        Yes, that definitely helps!

        Time leadership is going pretty well. I’ve stopped doing nitty-gritty to-do lists and now just check in with my values/goals and keep going pretty much on impulse. I feel less stressed and still manage to get everything done.

  4. says

    i’ve had so many stupid hair dressers cut layers that just make no sense. i’ve got curly fluffy hair, it all needs to be the same length. ahhh, it makes me so frustrated!

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