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Garibay Soup: I need advice on Time Management - What Works for YOU?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I need advice on Time Management - What Works for YOU?

I am a girl that gets extremely passionate about things. For instance.... I love photography, I love accounting, I love selling Wildtree, I love my newest adventure of owning my very own international telecommunications company, I love blogging, I love Tweeting, I love digital scrapbooking, I love photo editing and my list could go on and on and on.

So what I need to figure out is how can I enjoy everything and still have time for me, my family, my husband.... there has to be a way!

I need advice today instead of giving advice. 

Do you have a million + things you love to do? How do you manage your time wisely? I think my biggest problem in the world is managing my time, and I want to know what works for others. Sorry that I'm not sharing a tip this week, but I could really use some advice.

There actually are people this week giving advice, and some great advice at that!  Just head over to {We are THAT Family} and grab a hot drink, and get ready to do some reading!!




Blogger Sarah R said...

I have no advice to give! I feel like I hardly have enough time to get anything done. Working full-time sucks, so for me--the house cleaning has to come last so that my parenting time with Andrew doesn't suffer. I get up on Saturday mornings and clean.

I love my photography stuff too, and it seems it goes in spurts. Sometimes I'm really ambitious; other times I don't have a ton of drive. I am doing Project 365--I started at the beginning of March. Each day for every day of the year, take one photo. :) It's a simple concept, but sometimes it's hard to come up with inspiration--I don't want to do something I've already done.

October 14, 2009 at 8:27 AM  
Anonymous Patty Reiser said...

Family is obviously important. I have been told to focus on the activities that will produce an income. In my case, I too love photography and digital scrapbooking. I recently ditched my candle business to focus on the first two. So once my children are off to school, I focus those items on my to do list that will bring me an income, contacting potential clients, following up with clients, etc. I tend to let the housework fall to the bottom of my list as it is not an absolute necessity to have a spotless house.

October 14, 2009 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger Mom2fur said...

Well, first, full disclosure: my youngest is 19, so I don't have littles to watch over. And my outside-the-home job is very part time (only 15 hrs. a week and five minutes from home!)
But I'm also one that has 17,000 projects and passions!The biggest thing to remember is that you can't do every thing, every day!

Sometimes, I multi-task and do just fine. Sometimes, I'm folding laundry and the bacon is burning because I forgot about it. What I find is best for me is two things: lists (I like a site called "My Ta-Da Lists" which is free) and my kitchen timer.

No, I don't set the timer for time with my husband or kids! I set it for projects or for cleaning. I don't like to do housework, but I can stand anything for half an hour. Or I try to tell myself I will concentrate on one thing--like sewing or crocheting--for an hour. If I concentrate on one thing rather than trying to do 8 things at once, I tend to get a lot more done!

Knowing what's for dinner is another great help. Nobody says you have to do it all in half an hour. I prep throughout the day--or even days ahead--whenever I have a moment. "Down Time" on the computer is a good time to peel cucumbers or brown meat. Knowing all you have to do is thrown some sauce on meat that's already browned and boil up spaghetti makes life a lot easier.

LOL, my word verification is "barmaria." Bar Maria should come to all our homes and make us a round of pina coladas!

October 14, 2009 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger { L } said...

Hey Amanda! I've used a Franklin Planner System for years (since high school) and absolutely love it!!! Also, I just wrote a post not to long ago on holiday planning...come check it out OR just stop by my blog and say hi! :)

October 14, 2009 at 10:38 PM  

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