Time Management

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Had an Oprah “Ah-Ha” moment today…I blame it on being blonde that I hadn’t figured this out long ago (I use that excuse on a fairly regular basis).  

I’ve known for years that I can’t multi-task…if I’m washing laundry and cleaning house, unless I have timer set, I’m going to forget to switch loads of laundry.  When I try to do more than one thing at a time I wind up with 10 things half done.  

Lately I’ve been trying to find myself after so many years of just being a daughter, granddaughter, wife and mother…I have to find what I love in life again, find something that’s all me so I can grow and feel like more than just the daughter, wife and mother, figuring out my next phase in life so to speak.

So, today while being down on myself, it came to me…at the end of each day I feel like crap about myself because I haven’t gotten as much done as I should have or had planned on getting done.  Many times I feel like I’m like a hamster on a wheel. The Ah-Ha moment today was….ready for it….I SUCK AT TIME MANAGEMENT!  That’s the plain and simple of it all…I suck at managing my time.  

Many moons ago, when I was my daughter’s age, I wrote EVERYTHING done, had a to-do list every day right down to running to the store for pop and I wouldn’t go to bed until everything was accomplished…that’s obviously what I need to get back to, but with the ability to forgive myself for not getting this or that done when something pops up with a child, the husband or a parent.  

With all of this in mind, I now know the next step I need to take…start making myself be organized and start writing things down again.  One step at a time, one day at a time!

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