Struggling with Time Management - Part 1 of 4

Do you ever feel like time is getting away from you?  That it's operating in some backwards fashion?  Perhaps you feel there are not enough hours in a day, enough minutes in an hour, and so on.

I know I do.  I wake up with the best of intentions, and before I know it the morning is gone, and then the afternoon.

There is always a load of laundry calling my name, or a room waiting for cleaning.  Grocery errands to run, meetings to attend, meals to prepare.

And, of course, I want to find time for my writing.  I've read books, blog posts, checked out web sites, listened to others' ways of scheduling their time, but I haven't hit on the right method just yet.

A few weeks ago I stumbled across The Pomodoro Technique in a blog post.  I took a cursory glance at it then, and this morning I've started checking it out in earnest.

The site begins by explaining that Pomodoro is:

. . . a time management method created by Francesco Cirillo in the 1980s that helps you accomplish what you want to do by transforming time into a valuable ally. Why is it so popular? Because it is easy to use, and most of all, because it works! (emphasis mine)

So, even though I have not yet used Pomodoro and cannot recommend it for that reason, I thought I'd share my find in the event it is just what you have looked for..

For today, perhaps you'd share how you manage your time.