I’m blogging this week.
Do you know why? Because I was lucky enough to go to a workshop on time domination (not time management – because time shouldn’t be managed, it should be dominationed!) and I am now on a roll to get shit done.
Time management (domination) has recently become something that I struggle with. I have had clients ask for advice on it and I absolutely cannot give it because I SUCK at it. Organize spaces? Yes! Organize schedules? Yes! Carry out the schedules? Not so much.
Here are some things that I learned:
I have a lot of excuses. Actually, that I already KNEW – but recognizing it and looking it in the face at the workshop made it a little bit easier. Sometimes, just getting some information on something makes you motivated – and this is exactly what this workshop did. Keita mentioned that many times people procrastinate or avoid things because of fear, and that is definitely me. However – just because I fear things doesn’t mean I don’t have to DO them. I absolutely still have to do them! (So here I am, doing them!)
Make a list of non-negotiable tasks. I’m not going to give away the whole workshop (because you should go yourself) but one of the things that has helped me over the last two days is to make a list of non-negotiable tasks and then DO THEM. And I have! Just knowing that there is something labeled “non-negotiable” in my calendar every day makes it seem scary enough to not avoid. Funny how that works.
I don’t do too bad, after all. There were many tips about preparing your space for your future self, and I do AWESOME at that. I always lay my outfit out the night before and I usually do pretty well with packing a lunch. However, I realized that lately, when I should be working or running errands, I get hungry and then go home to eat, never to return to the tasks at hand. Easy solution: I need to bring more snacks with me and eat them in the car. No, it’s not rocket science, but it’s another way I have avoided getting things done as of recently.
I do love planning, so I’ve taken a lot of tips and created my ideal days and weeks, complete with checklists and menus and shopping lists.
The next step: sticking to it! Maybe I need to attend some more workshops to kick my ass into gear!