Struggling with Time Management – Part 1 of 4

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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.

6 thoughts on “Struggling with Time Management – Part 1 of 4

  1. Thanks for tackling this universal topic, Sherrey. I’ve only just stumbled upon your blog series, so I look forward to reading the rest of the posts. One of my NLP trainers, Robert Dilts, agrees that our “perception of time” is an important component of our sense of reality that not only determines how we manage it but how we make plans and solve problems.

    1. Belinda, I’m clinging to that phrase, “perception of time,” and how your NLP trainer sees that impacting our sense of reality so that it determines our management of it and how we organize project planning and the issues found in each project. I really think I can visualize that pretty well.

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