Happy Tuesday friends!
I hope everyone’s week is off to a fabulous start. Can you believe it’s March already? I feel like it’s still 2010. Time is flying by so fast!
I haven’t been eating much oatmeal over the last several weeks, so recently I’ve really been craving it.
This morning I had carob oats with a sliced organic banana, organic coconut, and sliced almonds. Yummers!
One of my goals for 2011 was to have a new monthly challenge for every month in 2011. In January, I put on my second annual Eat In Month challenge, and I was so thrilled so many of you joined me. It was so cool hearing about all the positive affects the challenge had on you guys! In February, I didn’t quite get around to doing a challenge. Whoops! And now we’re at March. I actually have ideas for enough challenges to last all year, but I feel many of them fit different times of the year best.
Many of you probably read my post “Is My Schedule Making Me Crazy?” With my scheduling feeling a bit out of control lately, I think it will be best to get started on a challenge that will help me out in this area of my life. My next challenge will be…
A Time Management Challenge!
Here are some areas I’d like to focus on:
- Overall schedule
- Work schedule
- Blogging schedule
- Planning ahead
- Better to-do lists
- Saying no (or better prioritization of new/additional tasks)
- No more procrastination
- Be more aware of time
Here are some of my goals:
- Get to bed at a reasonable hour
- At least 5 minutes of me time every day
- No more rushing everywhere
- Reduce stress overall
- Be more efficient
Unlike my previous challenges, this one doesn’t really have any rules. I just plan on taking you along my little journey towards a stress-free schedule and better time management skills. I’ll be posting tips, challenge/success stories, reference suggestions, and all that good stuff. I welcome you to join in and definitely encourage you to add your tips to the daily topics. I think my readers (that’s you!) offer a wealth of knowledge, so I’d love to hear from you!
Reader Question: What time management challenges do you have? Anything you’d like to see me tackle with this challenge? Are there any subjects that would help you?
7 thoughts on “A Time Management Challenge”
I’m say happy you’re doing this challenge because lately I’ve felt like I’ve needed some direction on making my own life less crazy! One thing I always struggle with is meal planning for the week. I need to come up with a plan of action that involves taking a chunk of time out, maybe on a Sunday, and figuring out my dinners for that week. Of course, it’s easier said than done because, well, life tends to get in the way, and then I end up eating a bowl of cereal at 9 o’clock for dinner!
I’m great at making plans, but I have trouble executing them. I tend to procrastinate things that aren’t work related. Working at home gives me some flexibility, but I often find I am unmotivated at the end of the day to leave the house and get to the gym. Or even get up and go before I log in!
I’ve also been struggling with meal planning for months now, any ideas would be great! I’m finally back on track with getting enough sleep and working out while juggling school and work.
I’m about to have to learn how to really plan ahead with blog posts… I’ll be getting a job soon where I’m not behind the computer 100% of the time like I used to be so I’ll really have to manage my time well in that avenue!
Great challenge! My biggest tips are to pre-write blog posts on the weekend, to prep breakfast and lunch the night before, and to work out in the morning!
I find that I have a hard time making time for MYSELF. When things come up I feel guilty if I’m not there for others, so I spread myself too thin.
It’s a learning process =)
what a cool challenge. i’ll have to think on this one!