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Losing the Internet

February 3, 2011 21 comments

Things in life I find annoying - Losing Internet AccessThe other day I lost my Internet connection. This is what’s bugging me today!

While it was annoying I did manage to get a few things done.

It gave me the time to sit down and think about how I was going to start managing my time better. Since there seem to be so many others in the same predicament as me, this is what I came up with.

Write Things Down
I need to use one tool to track all the tasks I need to do. While I still plan on using the reminderfox tool, I will also write things down on paper.

Daily Planning
Every evening I plan to sit down and write my to-do list for the next 24 hours. I’m going to break this list down into two parts. What needs to get done and what I would l like to do.

Prioritize
Once I have my lists written, the next step is to go through them and prioritize them. Writing #1 beside the most important task and continuing through the entire list. Then I will tackle them according to importance. Not everything might get done but the most important ones will.
By working smarter instead of harder, I will get more done in less time.

Controlling Procrastination
I don’t know about you, but I tend to put off the big jobs which can result in more pain than it’s worth. The best way to tackle the big jobs is to break them down into bite-sized pieces that are more manageable. I’m working on this!

I may have lost Internet access and missed chatting with all my buddies but I gained the insight I needed to grab control of this crazy blogging life I’ve thrown myself into. I do love it so!

This should help in maintaining some balance in other areas of my life.

  • Health
  • Family
  • Financial
  • Intellectual
  • Social
  • Professional
  • Spiritual

While losing the Internet was a royal pain, I did reap some benefit from it. Have a few more things to do but as soon as they’re done I will be visiting my blogging buddies to see what I’ve missed.

Now there is nothing bugging me today!

🙂

Quote for today

Forget past mistakes.
Forget failures.
Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.
William Durant

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Not Having Enough Time

February 2, 2011 33 comments

Things in life I find annoyingThere isn’t enough time in the day to do everything I want and need to do. This is what’s bugging me today!

I woke up early this morning from a very long sleep (9 hours), it was only supposed to be a short nap. I guess my body needed it, but I have so much to do. Like so many others this past month, this blog has taken over my life.

Never in a million years did I think I would enjoy writing so much and have so many of you come by and want to read it. I’m trying to deal with all this and don’t want to disappoint that I’m spending far too much time on this blog and not enough on everyday tasks and chores that need to get done.

Oh, I’m going to continue my daily blogging because I’m enjoying it too much to stop now! I just need to get a grip and begin using some of my time management skills again and prioritize my tasks.

I used to be organized with daily and weekly to-do lists, but somewhere along the line I stopped keeping my lists and that’s when things got out of hand. I’m not saying I’m old, but I guess some forgetfulness comes with age along with not being able to keep a normal sleep schedule.

I am thrilled with the set of challenges each day brings.

Challenges are the unexpected plunges in the rollercoaster of life.

Life Success Zone

My blog postings have been getting later and later and I need to put a stop to that.

I am using Reminderfox for blogging tasks but I need to write my lists of everything else I need to do. Only then can I start to manage my time better. I just might have to start some of my blog Housekeeping a little early.

This is my challenge for today. What challenges are you facing today?

This is what’s bugging me today!

🙂

Quote for today

Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions.
John Randolph

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