I don’t remember what Matt and I were talking about the other day, but during our conversation, I made the comment that I could live five lifetimes and still not have enough time to do all of the things I’d like to do and try.
Do you feel this way?
Do you feel like life is just passing you by at break neck speed?
Do you feel like there’s way too much to do (and way too much you want to do) to pack it all in?
I do. And I get frustrated because after all of the sanding and painting and hammering and upholstering and decorating and crafting and blogging and cleaning and cooking and laundering (clothes, not money) and everything else that demands attention, there’s no time left to just be.
If I’m watching a movie, I’m also blogging. If I’m enjoying a meal with Matt, I’m also thinking in the back of my mind of all of the little projects I need to finish before I go to bed.
I know that there’s no way I’m busier than everyone else. I mean, my goodness…I just spend five minutes on The Pioneer Woman blog, and I feel like I’m the most ridiculous person in the world for complaining about having too much to do. She runs circles around me, and still seems to have time for leisure and down time. How in the WORLD can one person do so much?!
So yeah…I just haven’t figured out the most effective way to organize my time, so I always feel like I’m running behind.
Perhaps it’s the curse of a right-brained, creative personality. I know I’ve heard other creative types complain of the same thing. But I do think that efficiency and time management are things that even we right-brained, fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants types can learn if we put our minds to it.
So how to YOU get it all done? Are you a list person? Is your routine set in stone? Do you use a time-management technique like the Pomodoro Technique? Is your Franklin Covey organizer always within reach? Are you just naturally hardwired to have perfect time-management skills?
Share your secrets. I need to learn from you.