I hear a lot of:
“I’m so busy.”
“I don’t have enough time to do it all.”
“I can never get anything done.”
And, I’ll tell you what, it sounds an awful lot like whining. You know what I say to whining?
“Did she just tell me to stop it? I can’t believe she just said that. I don’t think she understands. I’m crazy busy. ”
We have all been given the same 24 hours in a day. Forget about the planners and calendars and to-do lists for a moment.
I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: none of those tools will work without self-discipline, and a little organizational know how, on our part.
What do I mean by that? Simply that we have to do things we don’t want to do, and we have to learn how to organize our time. The bottom line is that we all tend to have time for what we want to have time for, like The Bachelor, eating out, Facebook, texting….
So, before another day gets away from you, consider these tips on:
~ Create reasonable to-do lists that move you towards your goals. I’m so guilty of trying to fit a week’s worth of tasks into one day.
~ Be okay with not doing it all.
~ Reevaluate your schedule.
~ Identify Time Wasters
~ Self-Care ( I’m finally taking this one seriously. More to come on that. )
Okay, I’m turning off my bossy, oldest child, teacher voice now.
See you in class,