It has come to my attention that I
might have a problem with time management. I haven’t been getting the work done that I’d like to get done and much of it was because of how I managed my days. (Nobody likes to hear that they have a problem. *g) Anyway, I went out to the local Office Max and bought a clipboard. (You know, to make things official.) Dh sent me a task sheet that I could print out. The idea is to put a reasonable amount of tasks on the sheet and try to do those tasks EVERY day. The key is not to load your list down. You put a hundred things on the list and you’re never going to get done. With that in mind, I put six things on the list and today the list handed me my arse like a T-ball player batting against Randy Johnson. Technically, it shouldn’t have. Technically, I should’ve been able to get everything done easily within five hours. The tasks were achievable, but for some reason I struggled to complete them, which in turn means that I never even made it to my actual ‘To Do’ list. 🙁
I think it’s just a matter of adjusting time limits or me getting ‘used to’ the new schedule. Also, one of the items will eventually be removed (ie research the new YA book I’m about to write)…if the &$%# story ever comes to me. Right now it’s teasing me in the way that a fifth grade class might if I say wet my pants in front of them. Yeah, it’s that pleasant. That said, I am determined to win this battle. Both battles actually, since I truly do believe I desperately need a schedule in order to be productive. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
In other news, I see that Borders is about to truly go bye, bye. I find it sad mainly because Waldenbooks was such a good bookstore and was destroyed by Border’s purchase. Of course that also means that authors will have one less location to sell their books. Cha-Ching…SUCKS!