What Do You Do With Your Time?
Monday, June 9, 2014 at 10:07PM
Linda Samuels in Too Little Time, family, focus, friends, organize, play, priorities, relaxation, time, visual learner, work

“I am definitely going to take a course in time management . . . just as soon as I can work it into my schedule.”

- Louis E. Boone  

 

 

 

 

 

 

We receive a gift each day with 1,440 minutes (aka 24 hours).

 

There are many ways to manage our time. One possibility is to organize using time blocks or containers. Time has a daily repeating pattern. Within that pattern we need time to work, play, and restore. We each desire a different combination of the amount of time needed, along with how we define our various areas of priorities.

 

Set aside time to define your priorities. Think about:

 

Once your priorities are clear: 

 

What if you introduced color-coding for your containers or time blocks to enhance visual understanding of where your time is going?

Color isn’t useful for everyone, but if you’re a visual processor like I am, it can work well. For my time blocks, I use purple for business, turquoise for personal, green for professional associations, and pink for kids. Within a given week, at a glance I can see what my time looks like with the big color blocks or containers and whether I’m in alignment with my priorities.

What do you do with your time? How do you organize it? I’d love to learn what works and doesn’t work for you? Come join the conversation.

Article originally appeared on The Other Side of Organized by Linda Samuels (http://theothersideoforganized.com/).
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