Weeks #4 & 5
January 27 - February 9
Week 4: iChoose2 Manage My Time
Last week was not the best of weeks for me...I was in a funk of some kind, so I didn't do much of anything. Now I am getting back to my 'normal' routine. I had to laugh when I read the title of the chapter for last week. I did NOT manage my time very well at all. In fact, I did not manage much of anything very well.
In this chapter I was encouraged to have a STOP time each day. Schedule in the time of day when all work will cease and rest will begin. In order to schedule that, I would need a schedule. I used to do very well with scheduling, but as my family has gotten smaller I don't see the need for it as much. Having said that, if I did have a schedule I know I would accomplish much more than I do now.
Week 5: iChoose2 Stop Procrastinating
I would not call myself a procrastinator unless of course the task is something I really, really don't want to do...then I will put it off until it absolutely HAS to be done. One of those things this time of year is TAXES. Every year I put it off, and put it off and put it off some more. What I have found works the best for me is to make my appointment with the tax-preparer. Now I have a deadline to meet and I know it will get done!
Some suggestions in the book for anyone who struggles with procrastination:
- Every day pick 2 projects that you want to see completed and work on those first
- Break down big projects into smaller ones, prioritize and begin on it
- Take 1 hour a day without interruption, ie: Facebook, phone, email etc, to work on your to-do list
- And the one I do every year for taxes...have a deadline
These two topics go well together. If we manage our time then we will most like stop procrastinating!